Anamchara – Life Coaching and Beyond

In Corrogue the air is chill and the frost is on the ground.

On these autumn mornings the spider’s webs are glistening like each was arrayed with diamonds. The red berries of the holly stand out against the dark green of their shining leaves. It is a time simply to look and be glad at the wonder of this creativity. It is a time simply to stand and stare.

Like many people I receive unsolicited mail. This is by ordinary post and by email. Yesterday I received,Guest Posting via the post, a letter inviting me to train as a “Life Coach.” As a writer on “being enough” I reflected on what it is to have the need for a “Life Coach.”

In this “Type A” society life coaching might compound the problem of “doing more” and “being less.” So I share with you what I see as the blessing of life beyond coaching. This is not to invalidate wonderful work that many dedicated individuals bring to this profession out of a sense of love and compassion.

1.You are a “being.”

In this rush into the noise and haste of this 21st Century we forget we are “human beings.” Life Coaching that takes you away from this essence takes you further from “life.” It may take you further into “doing your life.” This may mean you achieve more. You may be more successful. You might achieve more goals, but you might also miss. You might miss this extraordinary blessing of simply being alive. You might miss the journey and only ever be focused on arriving.

2.You already know “life.”

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