|Posted on March 12, 2013 at 5:20 PM|
Do what you love... Now here is a topic I could and talk all day about although this was not always the case. It took me awhile to figure it out and awhile longer to start experiencing it and even longer to share it! Figuring out what we love can be a life’s work.
I love helping people discover what they love. I usually start with connecting the person to the inner child who opens the door. The inner child usually wants to go outside, play, get something to eat and be held but not necessarily in that order. Very uncomplicated requests yet those needs often go unmet in our western performance driven culture. I love doing all the things that are not so highly valued like meandering, walking, meditating, reading a book, staring at nature’s wonders, creating anything, an adventure, sharing with a friend or stranger and if needed to be there for someone who is in need, or just simply being in awe of it all. I am delighted and entertained easily by nature's beauty.
During a recent session I asked a woman I was working with to close her eyes and tell me what she loved. She remarked that no one had ever asked her what she liked let alone what she loved and she nearly wept. I will never forget it as her voice lit up as she began telling me in that phone call all that she enjoyed. They were all such simple things as holding hands and walking in the rain. I loved it too as I got to go with her on that journey and feel the words as they spilled from her heart. Here was this woman who has lived with severe depression her whole adult life sounding like a delighted kid. I often encourage people to consider these things for it is healing just to think of them and by sharing our words, we offer a gift to others. Perhaps we could start sharing what beauty we saw instead of how much one accomplished in their day.
One of the things I love is helping others to recover their inner treasures and to hear them share what brings them joy…it is one of the many things that I love. It brings out the delighted four year old in me. Discover and share what you love.