Do you know what it feels like to be awake to your life? Present, curious, open, empowered, enlivened…
Do you know that most of us spend part of our precious lives in a trance instead of being awake? We are thinking about the past or worrying too much about the future, feeling stuck or immobile, caught up in assumptions instead of reality, living as if the past is on repeat.
My commitment in my life coaching work is to stay awake as much as I can and to inspire my clients to do the same. Our sessions are creative, inspired and collaborative. They are you and me…AWAKE!
A Ritual To Read To Each Other
by William Stafford
If you don’t know the kind of person I am
and I don’t know the kind of person you are
a pattern that others made may prevail in the world
and following the wrong god home we may miss our star.
For there is many a small betrayal in the mind,
a shrug that lets the fragile sequence break
sending with shouts the horrible errors of childhood
storming out to play through the broken dyke.
And as elephants parade holding each elephant’s tail,
but if one wanders the circus won’t find the park,
I call it cruel and maybe the root of all cruelty
to know what occurs but not recognize the fact.
And so I appeal to a voice, to something shadowy,
a remote important region in all who talk:
though we could fool each other, we should consider–
lest the parade of our mutual life get lost in the dark.
For it is important that awake people be awake,
or a breaking line may discourage them back to sleep;
the signals we give–yes or no, or maybe–
should be clear: the darkness around us is deep.