Warning: You cannot unlearn anything we discover in our session
I hear this all the time ~ ‘Something isn’t working but I just don’t know what it is’.
Clients come to me to figure out why they are feeling unfulfilled in their lives. Is it their career, health, or a relationship that keeps them up at night? Why does life coaching have a warning?
Because once you become aware, you cannot become unaware. Seems harmless right? Nope. There is a responsibility that comes with awareness and I don’t want you to get clarity when you have no intention to do anything about it.
Does this sound harsh? I hope not. I just don’t want you to torture yourself… I know from experience how much harder it is to ignore truth than it is to be ignorant of it.
Ignoring takes energy and is something I like to call suppression.
But why, you may ask, would someone avoid acting on the clarity they cultivated?! Simple.
Here’s a common example: I know that I am totally unsatisfied with my current job and my creative pursuit as a hobby just ain’t going to cut it anymore. I want my passion to be my main thing or at least close to it. In that situation I have two choices – do something about it or just live with it ‘as is’.
Which one do you think is going to slowly eat away at me? Ya, the doing nothing or ‘as is’ choice.
That’s because I know what I need to do with all of my heart and I am choosing to not act on it. It would be totally different if I had no idea about what I wanted and I was just ignorant about it…
That’s why they say ignorance is bliss!
So before you start working on achieving more clarity in your life stop and ask:
“Am I willing to go all the way no matter what?”
If the answer is “no” then great! Good for you for being honest with yourself. If you said “hell ya!” then I wish you much luck and courage on the adventure that awaits you…