This past month was supposed to be my summer sabbatical in Sri Lanka – a chance to rest, reflect, recharge, renew, and work on my tan. While I did get through six novels (including Philip Kerr’s amazing Berlin Noir trilogy) and an equal number of volumes of business development and spiritual philosophy, life intervened in my grand plans and we wound up having to cancel our family vacation. Instead, I spent the majority of my time off adapting to my wife’s newly broken legs, trying to move house, and recovering from gum surgery…
This week’s video focuses on how the key to our impact with others is pretty much always down to our own grounding. The more you see, the easier it is to point others in a helpful direction (and ironically, the less you usually need to).
My friend and colleague Aaron Turner once described our grounding in the inside-out understanding of life as a measure of how much of our experience looked like it was made of the energy of Thought as opposed to being either “the energy of Thought plus external factors” or even external factors alone. For example, if you get a “Final Demand” bill from a credit card company and feel stressed, is that stress:
a. Simply the feeling of whatever you happen to be thinking in that moment?
b. The feeling of your thinking about a very real problem?
c. The feeling of the credit card bill?
If you go back and forth between thinking goals are the key to success and thinking that they’re the enemy of wellbeing, I think you’ll find it six of the most useful minutes of your day.
This week’s video was filmed on Salt Spring island by one of our Supercoach Academy graduates and mentor coaches, Marina Galan. It also begins with a story of someone dealing with cancer, but quickly transcends the personal and explores what it is to become truly aware of the miracle of life itself.