Courage shows itself in so many different ways.
During a coaching session with one client (I'll call her Nadine) we were looking at her strengths. Nadine did not believe she had courage. When answering my question about what courage looked like for her, she said something like "Well, I see it linked to physical courage, like parachuting or having a walking holiday in the jungle. I don't think anything I do needs courage. I don't feel outside my comfort zone."
You may be wondering what she does do! I certainly would be curious if I were you. Well, Nadine has acted as compere...
“Because Dragons are full of wisdom and make wonderful friends it is vital to learn to walk with them and to have their constant support.”
~ Trevor Bentley, author of ‘A Touch of Magic’ and gestalt organisational consultant
Dragons live within each of us! Sometimes they are quiet and go unnoticed. Other times they appear fearsome and perplexing. Their fire and energy seem out of control and wayward. We often make them into difficult enemies rather than wonderful friends. I may be biased because I am Welsh!
Increasing awareness and choiceSo in part 1 I considered the relationships between feelings, thinking, awareness and choice.
I know when I’ve read such blogs, I’ve thought “OK, so how can I increase my awareness and choice?” And I’m hugely tempted to give you a suggestion on how to do it, even though I know that's not the way to go!
Now you may be asking that question. However, is it because you consider that you ‘should’ or ‘must’ increase your awareness and, therefore, choice? If so, it is likely your ‘interest’ in increasing your awareness is coming from somewhere other...
I've noticed how the language we use reflects our internal normally unconscious view of the issue we're considering. For instance, currently I'm involved with a group of people, who want to change the Welsh government's mind about introducing some new legislation. Someone suggested that we start a 'fighting fund'. This supports the view we are in a fight and is likely to engender that feeling - and affect the group's thinking, decisions and behaviour. I think a better term would be 'winning fund'!
A different example is when we say that someone or something "made us happy/sad/angry/etc ". This is not...