Why Life Coaching is Important
If you’ve landed on this page, you might be wondering why life coaching is important. You must have some inkling that it’s time to make some kind of a shift in your life. Perhaps you feel like you’re in limbo, trying to sort out just what you want to do next in your life. Maybe you are stressed by your demanding job, raising kids, or just keeping up with the rapid pace of the world. Or maybe you have pinpointed some repetitive personal behaviors that keep you stuck in a cycle you want to break free from.
Whatever the case, the decision to incorporate life coaching into your life is an invaluable first step on your path to a lifetime of transformation. No one can be expected to work through some of life’s challenges and roadblocks on their own and no one should have to. There are parts of our psyche, our selves, that we simply will never see directly without the help of a human mirror. Having a life coach as your guide and companion is a necessary part of the process to help you see the unseen that is standing in the way of your happiness, peace, and joy.
Sometimes unbeknownst to us, there are residual experiences or events from our past that have yet to be processed. Without naming and claiming these experiences and memories, they can seriously impinge on our future without our even being aware that they are. These events continue to shape our lives without our conscious awareness of their origins. With the help of a life coach who is your mentor, companion, and human mirror, you will gain access to naming and then claiming these events.
In today’s society, we often look for a “quick fix” solution to life’s difficulties nary spending much time dwelling on the actual problem itself long enough to learn why it has crept into our lives and what we are meant to learn by having done so. Perhaps we spend hours watching television, mindlessly eating, shopping, drinking, gambling, or smoking as a diversion from our suffering. This type of avoidance merely serves to push our suffering underground but does not serve to eradicate it.
But our common and universal desire for freedom from suffering and to live a life of meaning, peace, joy, and purpose is universal.
The process of introspection and changing behaviors is certainly never easy. As Thich Nhat Hahn says:
“You have to have a toothache to understand what it feels like not to have a toothache.”
– Thich Nhat Hahn
In other words, the dedication needed to fully awaken will, at times, involve challenges and discomfort, and yes, even some suffering. All the more reason to employ a trusted companion to walk with us down the road.
The process of awakening will only work for those who are willing to work seriously and commit themselves to doing the “heavy lifting” of opening the doors and examining our past experiences, not to relive them but to name and claim them as the hindrances they are that keep us from living a life full of joy, purpose, and meaning. It is only our own efforts with the help of a trusted companion or life coach that will spark self-realization; no one else can do that for you.
Meditation and mindfulness practices coupled with life coaching can also serve as an invaluable addition to the process as well. Incorporating meditation into your sessions serves to gradually bring to the surface long-since buried experiences, memories, and traumas that we’ve attempted to keep hidden in our psychological basements.
One meditation class and a few sittings a week will certainly bring some benefit but with committed and continued practice, meditation helps to significantly release the stress of our everyday lives and opens the knots tied by the old habit of reacting in an unbalanced way to pleasant and unpleasant situations.
There are no “quick fixes.” Once you embark on a journey of transformation through life coaching and perhaps even incorporate meditation into it, it will take some time for your physiology to settle into the stillness. We’ve spent far too long allowing our systems to become hijacked by the stressors of everyday life. So much so that reactivity to the daily events of life as opposed to response to them has become an automatic norm. Patience is necessary to penetrate the deepest levels of the unconscious mind and learn how to eradicate the complexes lying there.
Every meditation technique is designed to sharpen your awareness and therefore help purify your mind such that you can face life’s challenges and stressors in a calm, balanced way.
If you are ready to access your life’s purpose, embark on a path of self-discovery and reclaim a life of happiness, peace and meaning, perhaps it’s time! Consider embarking on the path through life coaching with Maggie Kelly. No matter what, incorporating life coaching and meditation into your daily life will alter the very nature of your being and cannot help but trickle down into every aspect of your life and relationships.