Whilst attending a coaching CPD session at the weekend we discussed presence, and what presence could bring to a coaching session. I'm in the process of writing a Purchasing coach blog to explore my thoughts / ruminations on the subject so this link to that blog will work once it's finished.
I wondered however what nature can tell us about presence.
Before reading my thoughts why not reflect on what presence in nature means to you? How might nature have a lesson for you in order to bring forth presence into your life - if in fact of course that's a goal you have.
Perhaps reflect on the following images, or ones you have in your office or home before reading the words.
For me nature, as represented by these images, is about:
Based on these images then presence is stillness, and being in the now, no judgement, no ego, no attachment, alert to the data and information and ready to react, unafraid of upheaval, and knowing that beauty and balance may sometimes only emerge from collision and discomfort. (A great reminder when the presidential election outcome is not as many would wish it to be).
Interesting to consider what aspects of presence I've omitted through my choice of image. I will ponder some more on that, and share what emerges later in the month.
If it's something you'd like to have more of how might you bring more presence into your life?
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Coaching in 2018
With instant and global connectivity there's really no limitation on coaching sessions - to celebrate the launch of my first book I'm therefore allocating more time in my diary to providing coaching sessions.
Contact me now if you'd be interested in finding out more about what's involved - whether for a one-off kick up the ... session, a retreat like weekend, or a more gentle programme of coaching sessions.