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Whose are you?

Most life and career coaching clients come to work with me focused on life purpose and self development. We all have unique, individual journeys that call us to look deeply within for wisdom, healing and the answer to the important question– Who am I really? The more clear about who you are, the more you are able to find a way to express your gifts in the world. The paradox of this is that in order to know yourself, you must also know who you are in relationship to others.

“Douglas Steere, a Quaker teacher, says that the ancient question, Who Am I, inevitably leads to a deeper one, Whose Am I? –because there is no identity outside of relationship. You can’t be a person by yourself. To ask, Whose Am I? is to extend the question far beyond little self-absorbed self, and wonder, who needs you? Who loves you? To whom are you accountable? To whom do you answer? Whose life is altered by your choices? With whose life, whose lives, is your own all bound up, inextricably, in obvious and invisible ways?” -Rev. Victoria Safford, in Walking Toward Morning, Meditations

Fractal shows connection, Photo by Paula Moirano

 

 

 

 

 

 

You see, the question of life purpose isn’t just about you, it is about all of life. You live in this world with other humans and living beings and your purpose is intricately connected to them. One disappointment I often feel in the self-help movement is the sole focus on self. Yes, knowing oneself and becoming a truer, wiser version of yourself is crucial, and you can do that more honestly by knowing how you fit or want to fit into the greater web of all beings.

By |2018-12-09T15:20:20+00:00April 25th, 2017|clarity, life purpose, relationships|Comments Off on Whose are you?

About the Author:

I really do understand what it feels like to lose your way. Because I have lived through the dark moments of self-doubt and hit the walls of seemingly impossible obstacles, I am even more passionate about seeing my clients thrive. There is nothing more inspiring to me than helping others deeply connect to their own meaningful purpose. I believe that everyone has an inner wisdom that can guide them to be their most true, creative and fulfilled self. In our coaching sessions, we explore that together. In the past 15 years, my life has changed so much. I have a life partner who is a writer/photographer/journalist and together we had a second son, now ten years old. I have a close relationship with my grown son; we love to hit the ski mountain together and we have long talks about most everything. If you are looking for an collaborator who can understand your hardships and hold a vision with you of your possibilities, I would love to be your Life and Career Coach!