Since my return from my trip to Europe recently, I’ve been thinking about what it is to be a traveler. Not a tourist out to see only certain sights, but someone open to new discoveries, new interactions, new ways of being. Open to change-- and to being changed. The essence, in fact, of someone who’s doing coaching or considering it!
Right now, I’m really enjoying the book, Travels with Odysseus by Michael Goldberg. Using the classic Greek explorer, Odysseus, as a man whose voyage home after the Trojan Wars becomes fraught with unplanned detours and unusual encounters with guides and provocateurs, Goldberg looks at what it means to be a “traveler”:
“Since ancient times, The Odyssey has been known as the journey that each one of us . . . must take to return Home, to who we really are and what we are supposed to become.”
When we really travel and engage our deeper self with our outer experiences, we begin to learn what really matters in our lives. We find guidance in others we meet along the way who connect us to our heart’s longings. This, in turn, leads us to how we wish to live and what is meaningful for us to do in our time here on the planet. Again, this is the essence of the coaching experience.
In my upcoming, 2-part tele-class, “Coaching 101-- How to Make Career & Life Changes That Matter!”, I’ll be helping people experience what it’s like to create professional and personal changes they truly desire through the “engaged traveling” process of coaching. If you’re interested, please click on this link-- http://www.kailaslifecoaching.com/?id=classes_presentations#current. If you have any questions, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLEASE SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCES--
What does does it take to be an “engaged traveler” in your life?
• What new perspectives or changes have opened for you by taking a new path in your life?