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What is Life Coaching?
        Question every thought that 
                        causes suffering and test it against 
               your own sense of truth.
                                             Martha Beck
Take a moment and follow me, if you like, on this little excursion of thoughts. Perhaps it will take you to your own interpretation of what the term life-coaching may mean.

When I looked up definitions for the words ‘life’ and ‘coaching’ some interesting bits and thoughts popped up.

"Life is a characteristic distinguishing physical entities having signaling and self-sustaining processes from those that do not, either because such functions have ceased (death), or because they lack such functions and are classified as inanimate." ~ Wikipedia

So, in other words, ‘life’ means you are not dead. Alright then! Do you feel that? Do you feel truly alive? Or do you feel that some parts of you could use a bit of resuscitation? Not exactly dead, just a little numb? How about a bit of mental stretching, dancing, skipping, jumping, free-falling -- good to get the blood circulation going, good to make things move a bit! Or just a tiny step into a new direction, that's all it takes to put you on a new course. Feel the pull of what wants to unfold...

"The truth is you don't know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed." ~ Eminem

True. We don’t know. So why not make this crazy ride the best one you’ll ever be on? And why not start right now?!

"Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them - that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like." ~ Lao Tzu

Ahhhh, the art of going with the flow! If only it were that easy… It all starts with becoming present...

"Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you're living?" ~ Bob Marley

Are you?

"Our life always expresses the result of our 
dominant thoughts." ~ Soren Kierkegaard

Living a life as a powerful energetic being – what a 
mind-blowing concept! Being more than a passenger 
on a boat that’s being tossed around on a stormy sea? 
Being in charge of your own best life? Totally possible. 
Let me show you.

"There is more to life than increasing its speed." 
~ Mahatma Gandhi 

"Beware the barrenness of a busy life." 
~ Socrates

Amen. Still working on this myself. Daily. And I'm 
making (...turtle steps...) progress!

"Life is like dancing. If we have a big floor, many 
people will dance. Some will get angry when the 
rhythm changes. But life is changing all the time." 
~ Miguel Angel Ruiz

That’s right, the rhythm of life is changing all the time! And we can learn to embrace change and deal with it in 
ways that make us feel at peace, joyful, present and happy with What Is. And you still get to go and reach for the stars! Life-coaching is one way to support you on your quest.

"Etymologically, the English term 'coach' is derived from a medium of transport that traces its origins to the Hungarian word 'kocsi' meaning 'carriage' that was named after the village where it was first made. The first use of the term coaching to mean an instructor or trainer arose around 1830 in Oxford University slang for a tutor who "carries" a student through an exam. Coaching thus has been used in language to describe the process used to transport people from where they are, to where they want to be." ~ Wikipedia

Pretty good: Coaches help carry people from where they are, to where they want to be. Alright then, let the journey begin!

"One life -- With each other – Sisters – Brothers.
One life -- But we're not the same -- We get to carry each other -- Carry each other. One." ~ U2

That's the cool part! We're in this together! We get to carry each other. We live and learn together. We're all part of the One big energetic life that will carry us with ease once we learn how to trust in its inherent goodness.  

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