One of the reasons that I love coaching is actually quite selfish.
I am in a constant search for truth. I have been my whole life. It is why I went to law school. It is one of the things that led me to meditation and working with spiritual teachers. To getting a coach and then becoming one.
Socrates had it right when he focused on learning through dialogue. Because there are things that come up in conversation that I have not seen come up in any other way.
I already know what’s in my head. I hear it over and over again. But to expose myself to what is in another human being’s head, and soul?
That is when the insights come. Sometimes those insights are for the client, but often they are for me.
Even when I am talking to a camera, there is a person in that camera lens who I am in conversation with. I am guided toward what that person might need from me. Through some mysterious process, I am teaching and learning from a person I may not have even met yet.
I don’t pretend to understand this process. But I do honor it. And I know that there is nothing more powerful to learn new things about myself, and the world.
What have you seen through conversation that you have not seen before?