My work in the world is to help people process their sources of conflict in order to become more effective personally and professionally–to help them feel what they feel and know what they know. At the end of the day, that’s what it comes down to.
When I see clients wrestle with something, I really take that in, wishing they were free of that struggle. When I feel pleasure in what I do, or what I’m interested in, I want to send that out.
In this way the things that plague us and delight us become a kind of bridge for understanding the suffering and happiness in everyone.
We are all connected by how we show up, whether we like it or not.
This is a frequent refrain of mine, and I always add that last part as a reminder to myself that we are, indeed, all connected.
I can never be 100% aware of my impact–and I try. I make mistakes–and seek grace.