In this video blog, I used the word 'problem' an outrageous number of times. Forgive me for that and allow me to add something to it.
I have learned in the corporate environment that the word 'problem' has a negative connotation and therefore is better left out in favor of words like 'challenge'.
However, having a problem and having a challenge are two different things, and having a problem is a bigger issue than having a challenge, in my humble opinion.
This video is geared to those experiencing problems and struggling with it. Especially those calling their problem 'challenges' could benefit from the activity I suggest in the video.
The wheel of life for the exercise
The wheel of life
This wheel of life is actually more of a flower than a wheel. This is my interpretation of the wheel of life, I made it my own: softer, more fluid and adaptable. I believe this version will serve you well.
I want to share just a few reasons why it could be a good idea for you to meditate. I choose not to flaunt a big number of reasons why you should meditate and read this article about mediating because it seems a contradiction.
Meditation is a lot about stepping out of the rat race, while competing for the biggest number of good reasons to meditate to put in the title of the article, feels like a rat race.
I actually have really few reasons to meditate myself and they are more than enough because they are really good, really relevant for me and really transformative.
I’ll list them here below and as I write I’m not sure yet how many they will be, but I promise they will be good, relevant and transformative reasons.
Disclaimer: don’t believe anything I say or write. Try it yourself, research it, discover what works for you.
This is the 8th message that I send out since I decided to stay in weekly contact with you.
In the tradition of the Native American, the number 8 is associated with the spider that is a symbol for the infinite possibilities of creation, the weaving of dreams before they become manifest, and for our infinite power to create new, never thought before, forms in our life.
‘If we are not decisive enough about changing our lots in life, we may end up being consumed by our fear and limitations’. (Quote from ‘Medicine Cards: the discovery of power through the ways of animals’ by Jamie Sams & David Carson)
I feel strongly that the 8th edition of this weekly message is inviting me to review what I’m doing, why I’m doing it and ultimately how am I doing it. A stubborn spider I found on my pillow a few nights ago (see photo), made sure I was getting this message.
What I am doing is showing up as a therapist for those who want to heal: legend has it that there are a lot of people that suffer and are looking for relief and us therapists have a duty to switch on our light so that who is looking for help can find us.
Why am I working as a therapist? Because I love being present, holding space and being an instrument of healing for people that want to feel, to heal, to move forward and dare greatly.
How I’m filling in these messages will change regularly, as I change regularly. While at the same time retaining its essence just as I do.