I’m pretty sure you made a decision that this year would be different. You promised not to feel overwhelmed by life and responsibilities. You said this year you were determined to feel more joy and peace. You told your friends and family that this year you wanted to be healthier and happier. You wrote your goals down and set up a plan of action to finally lose weight, exercise more, be more successful and have better relationships.
Yet, here you are, just a few days into the new year and already some things haven’t happened, aren’t working and now you’re already beating yourself up because you think you’re just lazy, complacent and unfocused. You may be feeling overwhelmed with everything on your to-do list and you’re wondering how you’re going to make things happen, this time.
For so many years of my life, this was my story. In fact, I was the one who would teach people to set goals, make plans and take action. This is still important but there’s a way of doing this and I want to share this secret with you. I wish someone had told me about this a long time ago.
New Year’s Resolutions just don’t work and I gave them up a long time ago, and ever since, I have been more fulfilled, happier and more in shape than I ever was when I used to get stuck on what I should do to change my life.
A few years ago I stumbled onto the Three Principles through the most obscure circumstances. I was researching a way to streamline my coaching practice, and I heard something from a teacher that made me sit up and take notice.
“When our mind clears, our wisdom appears” is the sentence I heard and something struck a chord in me. I couldn’t really fathom why, but I wanted to understand why this felt like the truth.
Being a Life Coach must be one of the most rewarding jobs to do. In fact, calling it a job feels odd because I often feel like I’m not really working but just listening and then allowing what comes ‘through’ me as truth for whoever happens to be sitting in front of me at the time. Whether it’s an individual or a group, it makes no difference. I have no clue what I will say and no idea what might happen because I have come to trust that it’s always going to be exactly what is needed, in real-time. I have come to realize that being fully present with my clients, grants me access to incredible wisdom.
There is no way to predict it, force it, prepare for it or master it. I can only allow it or disallow it. If I try to think about it beforehand, try to guess or assume, it just doesn’t feel ‘right’; like something is off.
I have become so comfortable in the unknown and the Three Principles confirmed this for me. Basically, the Three Principles describe human nature and the way in which we operate. There is nothing to do, be or achieve with the Three Principles – there is only “knowing”. It’s life-changing. There are no rules, tools or techniques. These Three Principles consist of:
Mind is the ever-present, intelligence behind life that we all have access to. Wisdom comes through us when we have an open and clear mind.
Consciousness is the awareness that allows us to process thought.
Thought or thinking is simply that – just a thought – and we can only experience life according to the way we think about it.
To deeply understand the meaning of these statements is to live in a different world – an inside out world and you may never see yourself or the world in the same way again.
I am very excited about sharing these principles with you since the understanding of them has had the most profound effect on my life and the lives of those that have coached with me, of late.
All of my coaching, programs and workshops are based around these principles and I look forward to sharing them with you.
When we see what makes our well-being come alive within us; when we see what makes us function as we do and how to use it to our benefit, we gain a handle on life. Instead of being at the mercy of our circumstances; instead of being baffled or frustrated by what life throws at us, we discover how we are in charge.
I wish someone had shared this with me a long time ago, but then of course everything is exactly as it should be and I probably wasn’t ready to hear!
Of course, life will still happen and as one of the teachers of these principles says, “life is a contact sport” but how we experience these apparent difficulties is there for the taking.
Thousands of people have now gained this understanding and some have seen their lives improve dramatically. The only requirement is that you have an open mind.
Are you ready to hear?