— “The degree to which a person can grow is directly proportional to the amount of truth that he can accept about himself without running away.” — Leland Val Van de Wall
It's with trepidation and a little bit of good old fashioned terror that I share with you that I'm launching a podcast. Why the terror and trepidation? Because this podcast is one of those projects I've been sitting on for a couple years, finding lots of convenient reasons to not actually move forward on it. And now I finally am.
What's the podcast about? It's about real life.
In the transformational/enlightenment/human potential world, there is often a lot of focus on ridding our lives of obstacles. But the reality is, obstacles don't ever go away. No matter how many awakenings we have, problems still arise, and it's our capacity to use important integrative tools that determines whether we keep growing in the face of each new teacher. One of those tools for me is pretty basic: accepting reality.
Long before I became a coach, I had a phrase I would say to myself when I was on the fringes of the unknown: "This is Real Life." It was my way of accepting reality, allowing myself to expand in the face of it, no matter how joyful or painful the experience itself was.
The podcast will be comprised of personal stories from my life that have served to challenge me to stretch and open wider, to learn, to grow, and to surrender to the more that is invisible but always available to us in our lives. To enthusiastically embrace real life.