The Symbolic Heart
We also put the symbolic or figurative heart at the center of everything we do, and what we mean by that is probably stating the obvious but we’ll explain anyway.
For eons, our ancestors have known about the special qualities of the human heart – it’s where we seem to feel love and other emotions so strongly, we feel it’s the core of who we are, many equate it with our soul, our essence, our spirit, and our source of will and strength.
We call on the heart in much the same way, helping people let go of the grip of the incessantly thinking mind (monkey mind), especially when it’s being hyper-critical and negative (mean monkey mind), to connect with their personal & spiritual core and learn to let its intuitive wisdom guide their lives.
Basically, to become Self-led.
How does this show up in our coaching & training? First, by clarifying and prioritizing your personal values – which represent who you are, what you believe in, what you stand for, and what you feel is most important in your life.
Values clarification isn’t a swift, simple or straightforward process but a personally engaging and challenging one involving various coaching processes and tools to help us truly connect to the core of our being and make very important decisions about how we intend to live, who we want to be, what work we want to do, and a lot more.
With your values clarified and prioritized, you can now guide your life and make decisions with more confidence, certainty, trust and ease.
We can use our values to create an inspiring and motivating vision of the future we wish to create and to guide ourselves in the moment by keeping ourselves in check reflecting on a simple, binary choice: are we living from the heart honoring our values or the alternative – moving away from our values to avoid discomfort, pain, stress or simply fear?
With these two main pillars a) managing our inner world more effectively, and b) knowing how we wish to live, we can ultimately honor the words inspired by Gandhi: ‘be the change you wish to see in the world’.
For these reasons, and many more, the heart is indeed a very special gift we could use more wisely in our lives.
Seen enough? Want to talk about how we can help you create a HeartRich Presence (and life and relationship and company)? Reach out below or sign up for a complimentary consultation. Can’t wait to work with you!