October 18, 2010

Daisy Chain

We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person could be. ~ from Mansfield Park, Jane Austen 
Do you ever notice there seem to be a million Life Coaches?  Everywhere I turn, there are books from some Life Coach or on Twitter there are many people peddling their services to be your Life Coach.  I don't mean to lump everyone in with the bad apples.  Some are caring and have the best intentions of helping.  But...

All you have to do is look within and be honest with yourself and you will know what to do without someone telling you what to do.  I think it's fine to get advice from friends, but when you turn over your power to some "coach", I think that is foolish.  It's a waste of time, money and energy.  Think about it: you are handing your life over to someone, letting them take the reins.  But do they really know you?  Who knows you better than you? 

If you are so timid and really can't trust your own judgement on what is best for yourself, then a legitimate therapist might be the answer.  Someone to help you work through any issues you may have and help you realize what you want, but not someone who tells you what to do.  If you make your own choices in life, you own your power.  Everyone is powerful in their own right.

I've been writing in a journal lately and it's helping me realize alot about myself.  I have filled up 1/4 of a journal in only 2 weeks.  I'm writing like crazy.  I'm stringing together a big daisy-chain of thoughts which I never realized were connected until I wrote them down.  One thing makes me realize another thing.  It's so enlightening!

I have noticed that when you are forced to clean up your life, you also clean the gunk out of your soul and get to know the real you.  Maybe a new you.  I have realized so much in such a short time.  This Desert Retreat is doing things to me on so many levels.  Not just diet and exercise, but uncovering the layers of who I thought I was.  More and more I see the reason I was brought here.  I'm not so sure it's any one thing I'm supposed to discover or a person I'm supposed to meet, but perhaps rather it's ME I'm supposed to discover.  I feel so happy about that revelation! 

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