With a background steeped in inner work through yoga, meditation, and guidance from my teacher, my coaching always combines the “outer work” - taking tangible action in the external world - as well as the “inner work” - learning about and undoing our habituated and conditioned ways of operating in the world. Without the inner work, the outer work can be fleeting and temporary.
Coaching is a process of moving from being stuck, blocked, or dissatisfied in your life to feeling more authentic, whole, and fulfilled. This process is fueled by your desire to experience yourself and your life differently and it is supported by curiosity, deep exploration, and a willingness to take action.
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For a long time, I’ve held my opinions of yoga and the many forms in which it’s practiced close to me (admittedly, those close to me have had an earful, though) and err on the side of “non-judgment.” You know, to each his own, truth is one, paths are many, right? What I’ve come to realize over the years is that while we are taught, through our practice, to cultivate discernment/viveka, we’ve somehow turned that into the generalized “quality” of non-judgment. Non-judgment, on the surface, is lovely. Pure non-judgment or totally acceptance on an internal level can, in fact, change the world.
Ultimately, the only way we make it through any transition, big or small, chosen or not, is in the placing-of-one-foot-in-front-of-the other, step-by-step, breath-by-breath, meeting of the moment. Can’t bypass it, can’t avoid it, can’t pretend it’s not happening - though all of those options can sound so wonderfully inviting.
If I told you that in order to change any problem (“problem” being defined as something that’s holding you back or creating disruption in your life) all you need are three things, would you believe me?