You may think you're in the middle of it, you may think it's ending, you might even think it's over – but here's the secret: it's always beginning!
This is wonderful news! Rejoice!
You already know the implications of this fact, of course.
When you think you've got it figured out - when you focus on the end and not the means...that's when you get mad. That's when you separate from others. That's when you become blind to what's right in others. That's when your world starts to turn against you.
It's reactive. It's limiting. It's not for you.
When we all think we know better, we've nothing in common. There's no place to go. It's over.
Ahhh, but when you have NO IDEA, and you admit it...that's when you're most approachable, that's when you are fascinated by the world and everyone in it, that's when people give you a break (followed by a hand), that's when your eyes are bright and your tail turns bushy, that's when you're really you.
It's freeing. It's expansive. It's yours for the taking.
When we all admit that we don't know, we become equal. Our ground is common. We begin together.
Be an eternal BEGINNER with your clients...in return, they will be eternally grateful, eternally open, eternally exploring.
Watch the space of your relationship open up. If you close your eyes, you will sense the raised eyebrows of a golden retriever pup. You will feel an inviting, gentle, curious, playful tilt of the head...just a few degrees to the right. Pupils dilate ever so slightly...
That's your cue: grab the leash, put on your comfy shoes, pick-up a tennis ball, and go out for a walk in the sunshine. Just you and your client.
-- THE BEGINNING --