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Life is full of choices

May 15th, 2009

We are constantly faced with choices in life.
Each choice is neither ‘right’ nor ‘wrong’.
Instead, the choices we make lead to different experiences.
It’s about the experience we create from the choices we make.

Learning to choose what works for you in that moment,
and benefiting from that life experience.

Summit Life Coaching, Bundaberg QLD

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For Tahlia…….

May 9th, 2009

What would be created, if I no longer held back in fear? In self-judgement and self-doubt – only showing part of me. The part that is safe, that conforms, doing and saying what I feel is expected of me.
If I were to show all of me to the world, my full self, without holding anything back, what would I see?
Not good enough…….how quickly I retreat into fear.
My unique way is good enough. How I see things, through my interpretation, my experience, my way of being, is perfect for me.
To share that, my way of being and what I bring to the world – without judgement, doubt or fear – the essence of me, illuminates others. Then I am no longer cut off from others.
Being me – all of me – leads to connection.

Summit Life Coaching, Bundaberg QLD

Articles, May 2009

You know, life’s interesting…..

January 20th, 2009

You know, life’s interesting…..

I was thinking about something that happened last year.
Had driven to Brisbane to listen to and to meet an amazing leader, Sam Caster.
Through his passion, he’s unknowingly impacted our lives in a major way.
Our son is on the ‘MannaHope’ program, which offers nutritional support to medically fragile children.
Both his, and our quality of life has improved dramatically – because of this program.

I had this ‘feeling’ that Eden was to meet with Sam. So a friend and I ‘roadtripped’ with Eden to Brisbane. When we got there we were all exhausted. It’s a long trip with Eden in his wheelchair. There was a small window of opportunity to meet with Sam, as he’s from overseas, so we waited for him in between meetings. By this time Eden was tired and cranky. When he’s tired and cranky, he yells – loudly, as he doesn’t talk to communicate. I walked around with Eden in his chair & I thought to myself ‘what am I doing here?’ and really started to question myself. We went back upstairs to the room we were staying in. I’d told my friend that this just isn’t going to happen & changed Eden into his pj’s and made him comfortable while watching his fav dvd. Laying next to him, stroking his hair, I realised that even after travelling that far, with all the planning involved, and the physical & emotional energy required to get Eden and us there – putting his needs first was what was important to me.

The carer was running very late – he was caught in the traffic of an accident that we could see on the bridge from our window. The meeting had already started, so I told my friend to go down & listen to Sam, this is just not working – I’ll come down when I can.  I really needed to let go of everything. Needed to let go of what I’d pictured in my mind, the feeling of what I though was going to happen. That outcome, or ending. I really needed to let go of it because it really wasn’t working anyway. Ben, the carer, arrived – he’d felt bad for being late, so we chatted about his day and what was happening for him. When we all felt at ease, I headed down to the meeting that was by now half way over.

I looked for my friend – she’s easy to find, as she has beautiful grey curly hair that stands out in the crowd. She was sitting down the front, on the 2nd row – I hate being down the front! I’m much more comfortable at the back – unseen, you know – stealth mode. I sat next to her. She told me later that she had entered through the wrong doors at the front of the room. While Sam was on stage speaking, she’d pushed open the doors – everyone looking at her, had politely said ‘hello’ to the whole room, then sat down at the closest seat. She felt that she belonged at the front with all of the speakers anyway!

By this time I was over the whole thing! It hadn’t gone to plan. I’d worked so hard at trying to make this happen. I was tired, confused, and a little frustrated. So I switched off and sat there, looking at everyone in the room. Watching people listening intently. Watching their faces. Perhaps what they may be getting out of what was being said. And I felt these people are incredible. They’re here because they care. They want more in their life. I felt the honor in the room.
I sat there enjoying the moment, the presence and love in the room, and the experience.
That was what I was there for! It was beautiful. I felt complete.

I decided to ‘tune in’ to what Sam was saying. As I listened to him, I thought to myself ‘I really like this man’. What he had to say, his wording, his passion – a very powerful man, yet very, very humble. When he finished speaking, he walked towards his seat. Amazingly, it was the seat right in front of me! After the process of working so hard, feeling like it was not happening, letting go of the outcome, and instead, just enjoying the moment, he was right in front of me! I looked at my friend in disbelief!

When they wrapped up the presentation and Sam stood to go, I tapped him on the shoulder. He turned around and I said ‘Hello Sam, my name is Sharon’, and shared with him the impact he’s had on Eden’s and our lives. He put his arms out & opened himself in offering a hug. What a hug! It was a moment I will never forget.
After all that, the gift was for me.
To share my experience, something that is very precious and important to me, with another.

Life is like that. Sometimes we work really hard, sometimes against even ourselves, trying to make things happen. What I’ve learnt, is to take action – baby steps, giant leaps – towards what we want, our desires and intentions, while being open to what is placed before us. Trusting the process of life…….

Have you had an experience like that?
Where nothing is ‘going right’ and then it turns out better than you could ever plan?

– I would love to share your experience! Sharon

Eden

Eden

Summit Life Coaching, Bundaberg QLD

Articles, January 2009

New Year Day 2009

January 1st, 2009

This New Years morning was different!

Up at 3am to cook french toast. Wrapped it in foil, packed the OJ & champers on ice.

By 4am, found new friends, in the dark, at a nearby lookout. That was an experience!

Chatted, gazing at the stars, while waiting for the sun to rise.

Eating breakfast, drinking OJ & champagne – sun peeping through the clouds.

Then watched the sun rise above the clouds & illuminate the water – stunning!

Swimming in the ocean. Diving in the waves. Floating.

Sharing dreams with a close friend.

A special way to celebrate the New Year.

Worlds apart from the beginning of 2008 just 12 months ago!

‘Live the life you’ve imagined.’

New Year Sunrise

New Year Sunrise

Summit Life Coaching, Bundaberg QLD

Articles, January 2009

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