Familiar regular routine – that’s me! Yet, listening to that inner intuition, brought about a little spontaneity, helping me step outside of the norm.
I’ve been doing a lot of thinking recently on presence and intuition in the coaching world. On Friday morning, I started listening even more to that small little voice, it was telling me to mix things up a bit! Entering into my mind came this spontaneous thought to head off to St. Andrews for the day with my wife. It was beautiful weather after all and I didn’t have a lot to do anyway.
Spontaneity can scare a lot of people; routine is often the preferred (and safer) route for many (me included).
However, I shared the idea with my wife. We both embraced it and off we went for a fantastic day together. We loved it so much that when a similar thought arrived on Saturday morning to climb Alva Glen in the afternoon, we grasped hold of that idea too and off we trotted to go climb some hills. What a wonderful day we had and coincidentally met some good friends along the way too!
“Spontaneous – having an open, natural, and uninhibited manner”
#Spontaneity – don’t silence those thoughts, relax – listen to them, value them, embrace them, share them, action them, have some fun and enjoy!
Go on – listen up and give it a go!
Walking recently in our local park, my wife remarked about the beauty of nature – I must confess, I missed it.
In fact, upon reflection however, over these last few weeks as our number of daily walks together has increased, I have a second confession, I believe I am beginning to see, feel and hear.
Interestingly, I am noticing that many more moments are now filled with a sense of connection and peace.
Why is that we miss so many moments in our own life? Is it that there are always more busy or interesting thoughts that preoccupy and entertain our minds?
In my coaching practice I always endeavour to be present, attentive and observe what is happening in the moment, when meeting with clients.
In a like manner, a big learning take away during lockdown has occurred for me in magical woodland walks with my wife. She has taught me so much about being present, being in the moment to enjoy the beauty, see and smell the flowers and to hear the birds.
I am learning to stop and awaken my five senses of listening, touching, looking, smelling and tasting. In slowing down, I recognise that I still have much to learn.
How many moments do you miss?