In our first coaching session, he stated, “I’m not sure I’m passionate anymore.”
Unhelpful guidance, profusely proffered without permission, contains anything but meaning. So difficult it can be to let go of expectations, not letting go of any optimism for good, but the false assumptions we find clinging to us like soot from a toxic fire.
I suppose finding and knowing meaning depends on where one looks for it. Even more debilitating is if one no longer believes meaning is possible. It is a major shift when you finally grasp that meaning is created within the flow of it all, abundance available in the movement of internal to external and your Trueness active in the world.
The mystery is, in part, found in our own journey.
Less important is seeking any specific explanation of mystery and more important is opening to what is; experiencing the present so as to receive the meaning already there for you (the true you.)
In the first part of life experience, meaning comes to us through others. Fortunate I was to learn about deep friendship and unconditional love early on by knowing my grandmother as my closest friend. The simplicity of being in her presence, and her presence with me, schooled me in what I would need to know in the subsequent acts of life & living, opening me to mystery and my own journey with meaning.
With mystery and meaning it’s less about understanding and more about accepting what is already true within you. Trueness asks you to live and work in alignment with the source of who you are. At such source is a new confidence, a way of being in your unique brand of love, creating unconditional presence held firmly by flowing voice.
I am privileged to work with individuals who want to lead from such love, being, and presence. Letting go into desire’s drive and intent’s draw, I get to see these individuals open to the middle of meaning; a resonance unique to who they are.
The release, and resonance, of voice may flow through passion, presence, or purpose, but remember that your voice is gifted within and from your Trueness.
Meaning is the inhale/exhale of Trueness. Meaning is right in the middle of a living, breathing paradox. We find in the making of who we are that it takes experiences of all sorts; an unfolding of all things, working together, basically schooling us in the reality of everything belongs.
It was August, mile four,
one of my long walks.
Quiet, peaceful, simple,
thoughts fired into memories.
Feeling, from all those years ago,
the shade of grandparent trees,
porch time with Sallie and Henry.
The memories thick as fireflies
on such a Mississippi evening.
The red and white kitchen table,
the window behind the bench at that table.
oh my, the cupcakes!
I was safe, then,
Still, there’s safety in the present,
but no one else must hold the pearl.
Yes, that was a tender time,
open and wide.
I was safe, because?
Because of love,
because of love, unconditional.
In such safety,
every little thing
The source of meaning was from without,
graciously held by those showing me
the pearl of great price,
the Trueness within.
And from within,
now meaning flows.
Then, every little thing had meaning.
Now, up to me it is
to know meaning in