Is it time you were truly seen?
Have you ever met someone who could see the truth of who you are? They connected with you on the level of your soul and your soul’s calling. They saw past your insecurities and anxieties to the truth of who you are?
I once met a man who connected with me on this level. I spent a week with him in person on the edge of Lago Atitlan in Guatemala. His influence is with me everyday. His ability to light-heartedly laugh at my insecurities and excuses and see straight to my core blew me away. His integrity and teachings continue to inspire me everyday.
This man saw my truth and guided me faultlessly to my soul’s true calling. When I met him I was working as a high school teacher, and although I had considered doing my Masters of Social Work, at the time I had decided to carry on with teaching. Without ever having discussed any of this with him, when I told him I was a teacher, his response was “but you’re supposed to be a social worker”. I knew in my heart that it was the truth and I needed to commit to more study in order to make that happen.
He was the grandson of an American Indian shaman, had grown up with an abusive alcoholic father, and had spent 17 years at university studying Western medicine and psychiatry, working to understand himself and others.
He had been totally committed to his own path of healing and service for all of his adult life, and now in his 60s was a true elder.
His simple teachings will stay with me for life. "Breathe and smile. Read the books, do the work. I don’t care how long you meditate for everyday, or whether you can stand on your head for hours, what’s important is - how kind are you to people?
Look at you and your serious spiritual faces, you look ridiculous!! Every experience is spiritual – laugh, have fun, play!! What you do is not who you are. Tell the world your plans and she’ll laugh at you.
Stop following all the rules and thinking that makes you a better person – how kind are you to people??"
He taught me that nature is our greatest teacher… BAMBOO he would yell in joyous devotion and celebration to the bamboo grove surrounding us.
After spending a week with him I decided I wanted to stay. I was ready to ring home, quit my job, and get a friend to pack up all my belongings in my rented studio so I could stay indefinitely.
His response was the only sensible voice amidst many friends encouraging me to stay. “Have some integrity”, he said.I was about to quit my teaching job a week before school resumed and leave my colleagues and students in quite a stressful situation. “Have some integrity, you won’t feel right about it later”, he said. “I’m not going anywhere, come back some other time”.
So I made a plan to be back in a year after my work commitments were complete. But not to be. A year later I was living in a beautiful community in Thailand, totally happy and content where I was, one of the most spontaneous moves in a year of travelling. I was camping there in a bamboo grove, and I could almost hear him laughing at me!
Anxious to Awesome is a coaching program for youth to develop their sense of direction. Are you ready to let go of needing to plan out every detail of your future?... Are you ready to create a happy, joyful life?... Are you ready to find a career you love which utilises your unique gifts?... Are you ready to stop letting anxiety rule your life?... Are you ready to commit to what you’re really here to do and put in the effort required to make that happen?... Are you ready to be healthy, at ease and able to cope with life now and in the future?
The Anxious to Awesome program also includes valuable information and exercises for parents. It supports and values you as a parent, your belief in your son or daughter, and your ever increasing compassion, tolerance and patience as you support them through this journey.
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