Leadership Coaching: The Power Of Letting Go
By Mike Krutza
Expand Your Awareness
We all face conflict and confusion almost all the time, in varying degrees. But there are conflicts and confusion that are life- changing. According to Deepak Chopra, the key to resolving these perplexities in life is to expand our awareness. However, we can't expect the level of the problem to be the same level of the solution, according to him. Obstacles can be transformed into opportunities if we rise the level of solution in our own awareness.
A lot of people are stuck, filled with numbness and depressed. One has to move out of this stuckness and to wake up and take responsibility for their life. We have to step out of our patterns and be open to new perceptions. Change happens when we take on a fresh perspective. Chopra has so wisely said that we can only change what we are first able to see. You have to be willing to be aware of what you want to change.
Are You Really Seeing The Picture?
But this is tough for most of us because many of us are oblivious or in denial. We don't always want to see the real picture. Deepak pointed out that we wear our tinted glasses when seeing what we perceive as "true". The most dangerous enemy is the one we are blind to.
Perception matters, and life ought to be seen as a sequence of irregular weather. We have two choices to deal with it- struggle with it or carry the right gear. Anything can happen. Life, to be truly lived has to be lived awake, and its challenges viewed as creative opportunities. But it is not always easy. Change and transformation, as a process, is hardly ever entirely comfortable.
Feel And Emerge
Life's struggles arise when we tend to go unconscious. We therefore have to endeavor to bring ourselves back to a place of self- awareness. Sometimes, struggles can be a gift, rising to make us more aware of our life's purpose, Chopra points out. Nothing is random when life brings challenges. The question is, how are you going to meet these challenges? You can blame or numb out, or you can will to be conscious. To feel and emerge.
See life as something that constantly recycles itself and evolves at the same time. If we are brave enough to let go, our true selves becomes clearer in its path to evolve and transform. "Life is like a river flowing between the two banks of pain and suffering", Chopra says. We don't have to struggle or grab on to the banks of pain and suffering, but we can choose to float and consciously let go and be happy in the moment. You can then expand, transform and evolve, finding yourself in a place without struggle and your desires within your heart's reach.
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Jodi and Mike specialize in executive coaching with individuals and teams. http://lighthouse-leadership.com
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