New light to guide you, to grow and flourish

Do you feel like you keep making the same old mistakes? Do you keep finding yourself in the same old place? The place that perhaps that you don’t want to be? Are you aware that your habits and beliefs keep taking you down that same old pathway? And even when you see the patterns earlier feel powerless to change? Well don’t worry, that is all pretty natural. It’s the way our mind works with familiarity and natural patterns of behaviour.

But are you desperate to change and noticing more and more that these habits keep resurfacing? Well this is where coaching can give you the help and support to make some shifts. When you  combine coaching  with some mindful awareness it can really help us to become more present. Being present can bring new light to the situation. It can support you consider and make different choices, or to do nothing if that works better for you. Coaching can help you to build new pathways, habits and routes of travel. This can all contribute to raised confidence and Self-esteem.

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You may like to read this lovely poem adapted below from Portia Nelson.

Keeping this natural I have adapted “I walk down the same street, There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.’ to “I walk through the same forest. There is a deep hole in the path.”

If you can image being in a dark forest, here we can get lost. Until new light, care and support comes in to guide us home.

Chapter I

I walk through the forest. There is a deep hole in the path.
I fall in.
I am lost… I am hopeless.
It isn’t my fault.
It takes forever to find a way out.

Chapter II
I walk through the same forest. There is a deep hole in the path.
pretend I don’t see it.
I fall in again.
I can’t believe I am in this same place.
But it isn’t my fault.
It still takes a long time to get out.

Chapter III

I walk through the same forest. There is a deep hole in the path.
see it there.
I still fall in… it’s a habit… but,
my eyes are open.
I know where I am.
It is my fault.
I get out immediately.

 Chapter IV

I walk through the same forest. There is a deep hole in the path. I walk around it.

Chapter V

I walk down another path.

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Adapted from Portia Nelson (1993) “There’s A Hole in My Sidewalk”   Portia Nelson. A link to his book 

Lou Booth “supporting your journey, 
exploring new ways to flourish, balancing working, playing, living” 
 ILM Coach Tai Chi & Chi Kung Teacher
DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer
Member of the Mindfulness Association

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