When we agonize over questions like, ‘Who am I? Where do I come from? Was I wanted? What is the meaning of my life?’ we suffer because we are caught in the idea of a separate self. But if we look deeply, we can practice no-self. This is the realization that we’re not a separate self; we’re connected to our ancestors and to all beings. Your True Home, Thich Nhat Hanh
When I discovered Your True Home, the everyday wisdom of Thich Nhat Hanh, I was drawn to the simplicity of a daily meditation and was inspired to share my thoughts about each entry as it related to my development as a business owner and coach. My coach and consulting began with an emphasis on helping small business owners and single proprietors build and grow sustainable businesses they love. I expanded my service to offer leadership training, team workshops, and corporate consulting. My inspiration, my big why is to help people bring more of their ‘creative’ selves to their work and feel more engaged and activated.
I read this passage several weeks ago and wasn’t really sure how it related to my life at the moment or to my business. Funny thing about timing is that now it makes total sense! As I have been moving my business model to accommodate group trainings and wanting to work with larger companies, I have been slow to embrace this expansion of my business because I felt like it was very separate from where I started. This could not be farther from the truth. Offering corporate training is a way to help more people love their work and bring more creativity into their everyday lives.
Think about your own personal or professional journey; have you had the experience of growing in your expertise or experience when you begin to welcome all the parts of your past and present? How about when you looked at your life through the lens of what has been shared by past generations? What skill or talent do you possess on a ‘cellular’ level that you may not see it? Let’s talk about connecting your business to the collective you, firstname.lastname@example.org.