I spend a lot of my time coaching. One of the insights that has come with time is that most of what you need is already here. As I reflect on the words that I leave with another, I know that it is likely that s/he already knew what I told them. S/he has grasped the thread of truth at some point in the past. It was there within them, often for a long time, even if they did not know it. My gift was to remind them of a truth that they could no long see or hold.
As I think of individuals that I talk with, I find that those that are moving in the right direction share something in common. In each case, the individual’s heart functions as an inner coach. It becomes a 24×7 process, waking the soul up, encouraging, chiding, and replaying the truths that are kept within. When one part of the body talks, the other listens.
It is hard to describe how it words unless someone shares an internal conversation. David left us with a thread from the dialogue within; “When my heart whispered, ‘Seek God,’ my whole being replied, ‘I’m seeking him!’” (Psalm 27.8)
I find myself reminding myself of the same truths I leave with those I coach.
If you heart is speaking to you listen! We hold wisdom words, learning experiences, and gems of truth in our minds. Our hearts often work overtime, trying to help, encourage, and lead.
If you cannot hear your heart, slow down, get quiet. Life is often busy and chaotic. It is also overwhelming! In the noise and uncertainty, listening to your heart and the whispers God leaves there is a challenge. Slowing down, moving into quiet stillness, is an living invitation to experience something more.
Above all, feel your heart. Nurture if with beauty. Let is grown and strengthen with wonder. Consume compassionate truth and love. This is the place that Divinity wants to call home. You deserve the best. This is a place with space for goodness and mercy.