I believe that everyone is living within their own perfection at any given moment. I believe that while we can all make shifts to change the things within us that we want to see changed, we are always in a place of perfection. I can see it in the people around me. Sometimes that is a little harder to see in myself as I recognize changes that I would like to make in myself. But I am happy to recognize this and make conscious the effort to see my perfection in the moments it is not as obvious. This morning as I woke, I stumbled upon an interesting thought. How does being a life coach, giving guidance to people on how to change their lives, fit in with honoring their perfection in this moment. As I sat with this question, allowing the discomfort, I recognized the answer. Love. I can not make anyone change. I can offer pieces of information that I know and practices that I have see make a difference in my life and the lives of others but it is always their choice which pieces to take, which pieces to use, and what shifts they create with these. I am not the mechanic that is swapping parts and tightening bolts. I am not the carpenter creating their frames. I am the rain. My words are raindrops from my lips. Sometimes they will fall and be absorbed and used as needed by the plant that receives them and other times those words will fall on a solid surface, rolling off or sitting until later. The interesting thing about hitting the solid surface is that even when it doesn't soak in, it makes a splash, creating several smaller drops that impact again in their own way. Perhaps those drops fall on the same surface or perhaps they spread, through that person's words on to someone else who needed to hear them or finds meaning in them. I do not change people. My power is for myself alone. And by making my own changes and embracing my own perfection is how I inspire others. It is up to them which words they will absorb, ignore, or pass on. It is up to them which changes they would like to see. And it is a beautiful process to witness. I'm grateful to be a part of this process. I'm grateful for these moments of questioning so I can explore my beliefs more deeply. I'm grateful for the raindrops that fall, no matter how they are received, as they are shared in love. I'm grateful to honor my own beliefs and remind myself of my own perfection. I'm grateful to know that this is not everyone's perfection and to honor theirs as well. I'm grateful for what I have learned and I'm grateful to share. And I'm so grateful for all the raindrops of wisdom I receive in return from mentors, friends, family, and yes, even clients. Each day is a learning opportunity. What lessons will you be open to learning today? What raindrops of wisdom fall from your lips? What do you do when others' raindrops fall on you? I'm so grateful for these moments we share. May your day be blessed with new insights and may you celebrate your own perfection. Have a beautiful day!
I believe the way to a better future starts with gratitude today.