Am sharing an experience that has been quite profound for me... something I experienced a lot last year and have shared it on facebook.
I'd like to share a process I go through almost everyday... an experience that is very profound for me... And it is a metaphorical experience.
I go for a walk in the mornings and after a 30 minutes walk, I reach the main road... I stand on the footpath and watch the traffic go past me on my left... I stand looking at the traffic flow and think of them as 'thoughts'... Thoughts flowing... fast, furious, chaotic... I also hear the noise of the traffic..
I then observe that my thoughts and notice that the experience inside mirror the traffic flow and noise on the outside...it is chaotic...
I then feel my feet solidly on the ground, and then, allow everything on the inside to slow down as I experience breathing becoming very very slow... thoughts slow down, I move into a world of my own... the traffic in my head slows down... the noise disappears... I am Still
I turn around and then stop for a few seconds... looking at the traffic (thoughts) flowing away from me... while also noticing the openness and vastness of the sky...in that moment, I feel that I have a choice... to keep my attention on the thought traffic or to bring my attention to the vastness of the sky... My attention then moves to the vastness of the sky.. and feel an expansion that is so liberating.
I gaze at the sky for a few seconds, feeling expansive... my mind and body even more still...I don't know why, but I feel a smile (it just happens :) and then I walk back home with this experience.
I love this experience and it is something that really liberates me every morning.
There are days when I wake up and feel lazy about going for a walk, but then this thought of experiencing the Stillness gets me to automatically move :)
This is a process I love experiencing everyday and I would recommend creating your own little metaphorical experience and your own little wonderful space... - Stillness, Expansion, Joy, Openness, Possibilities is what I experience...don't know what yours would be...
Why am I sharing this for coaches?
Just like the many vehicles zooming past us, our zillion thoughts and voices in our head can take us away from the experience of Stillness.
Transformation happens in Stillness and Thoughtlessness... I feel magic can happen in this space....
Hope you find your own special space...