Sometimes a client is spinning so fast in their head that tapping into their inner wisdom seems impossible.
But then I point out the fact that we are talking, the fact that they didn’t cancel our conversation, the fact that they see that the only time during the week that they are relatively calm is when they are with me, is a sign that their inner wisdom is working.
Despite the apparent overwhelm.
Sometimes, we are really busy. We tend to spin ourselves up thinking that we shouldn’t be busy, thinking it means something about us that we are busy, thinking that there is no way to get everything done, and that we will be fired if we don’t.
And then we think that we need to calm ourselves down, which is one more thing to DO.
But being centered and present is what happens when we stop doing. We naturally settle when we stop trying to settle.
Being present is our natural state. Being open is our natural state. Being curious is our natural state.
The trip from overwhelm to calm can be very quick indeed when we see this.
And when the cortisol stops coursing through our veins, typically, it becomes very easy to see what we need to do next.
I personally thought this wasn’t possible until it happened to me. Until I saw that most of what I called stress was just thinking that I was using to scare myself, because that somehow looked helpful.
I’ve had two clients tell me, just this week, that even though they are working on huge initiatives (one was the biggest ever for his company), they can’t believe how little stress they are feeling.
When you really see this, it changes everything.
What do you see?