As a Holistic Life Coach, I live what I do. This is my purpose. However, I am human and I’m not exempt from trials, tribulations, fear, worry, etc, etc, etc. I use my struggles as lessons and while I try to learn from clients and those I help by helping them through their own struggles – I too, end up learning a lot about myself.
There are many times when I seem to forget what I know or ignore my own advice even though I know better. Again, I am only human. Not every medical professional takes as good of care of themselves as they do their patients. Not every nutritionist is able to avoid a binge craving at times for something not-so-healthy. Not every pastor doesn’t have moments of sorrow where they may question their faith. Not every life coach doesn’t have times where we don’t always take the wise words of advice we offer so many others. The important thing here is to be a person that recognizes and acknowledges when we aren’t following our own advice and take the necessary steps to fix it.
Practice what you preach. That doesn’t mean you’re exempt from mistakes – it means you are mindful of your mistakes and you put forth the effort to fix them. I see this so often with people who are stubborn and close-minded when it comes to bettering themselves. They point fingers and accuse rather than realizing that every time you point a finger at someone else, there are 3 fingers pointing right back at you. What we see in others is in ourselves, they say. Look within and search for your truth especially in times of tribulation. You don’t need to be swayed by external factors and you don’t need to allow false truths to get you down. We don’t always realize that we’re ‘allowing’ it until we reach a point of frustration and start seeking a way to mend, fix or heal. Then we search further out ‘there’ for an answer, when the answer lies within ourselves.
The truth is always in you! The resolutions are all within you. You are more wise than you give yourself credit for. You are full of infinite possibilities and endless wisdom. The way to access it is to acknowledge and accept it. If you don’t believe you already know what to do, then the answer can’t reveal itself. Life just happens at times and we get so wrapped up in the every day happenings that we often forget the importance of tuning into ourselves. I was doing that a lot lately and I kept hearing myself internally say, “You need to meditate,” “Make time to meditate.” I pray every single day, sometimes all day long I talk to God. But it’s important that we sit and listen to his response too through meditation. I finally blocked out half my morning to do just that. I left the computer off and started my work later than normal just to spend time being still. I listened and I was given so much clarity to my confusion, so much love to my sadness and so much strength where I felt weak. I was provided for. We are always provided for, but sometimes, more times than not we forget that. God always provides – what we need, exactly when we need it. We know better than to doubt that. We know better than to listen to everything ‘out there.’ Listen to your inner guide. Listen to the truth. You know what to do. You know just when you need to do it. This is peace, this is wisdom, this is the truth.
Namaste my loves, have such a beautiful weekend! xo Amy
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