By Linda Scholten June 2016
I recently experienced quite a roller coaster of events and emotions. I have been a mentor coach for a year-long coaches training program, and we just had their graduation. What a celebration! There was transformation, connection, acknowledgement, and enjoyment. There was also sadness because of an ending and a mixture of hope and fear looking into the future. Four days later I laid off an employee who had become a dear friend and informed our staff that our business had been sold. Believe it or not, there was transformation, connection, acknowledgement, and enjoyment. There was also sadness because of an ending and a mixture of hope and fear looking into the future.
I would never have expected these two diametrically different events to have such striking similarities. Yet there were. As it begins, so it ends. As it ends, so it begins. This circle of life is full of endings and beginnings. We get to choose how we experience it. If you want transformation, celebration and enjoyment, I strongly recommend taking risks, making connections, and serving and acknowledging those you meet along the way.
Without connection, we are a party of one. If that’s what you want, you can have it. If connection is what you seek, the fastest way to connect with someone’s soul is through service and acknowledgement. Both of these are accessed through truly seeing or hearing someone. Look at that person. Who do you see? What do you see? Think of what would truly serve them (not what you would want). Serve them. Acknowledge them. It is pleasant to get acknowledgement for a job well done, but to truly touch someone, acknowledge them for who they are. Acknowledge their Being, their Essence.
How many of us are ever truly seen or heard? There is no greater gift. There is no cost. The giver receives as much or more than the receiver. What do you both get? Transformation, Connection, Acknowledgment and Enjoyment. Now there’s something to celebrate!
For life, relationship and professional coaching, please contact me, Linda Scholten, at firstname.lastname@example.org