Do you ever feel like there are just too many choices? Hahaha. We are lucky to have choices but with the internet and social media sometimes I feel like, “wowowowowow”. I know everyone talks about unplugging but, whew for me, this is crucial to my sanity. The choices, the advice, the guidance, the information, the books, the podcasts . . . it goes on and on.
Finding our inner voice and deciding what is right for us to grow and develop, needs to come from quiet. To me that is why nature is so important. It always has been a catalyst for change, or at least a space that enables me to gain confidence in something new or something being created. When I was 19 years old, I remember walking at the beach with my Grandma and telling her how I didn’t want to go back to the college I was attending, where I had a full scholarship. I wanted to stay in California, I wanted to come back and do something different. It was so hard. It felt like a midlife crisis but I found clarity in those walks (at talks). I call it the end of my first career.
Because the ocean for me is a place where you can’t think. Your mind is erased in a good way. It is really the monkey mind that is quieted and it feels soooo peaceful in there, between the ears. It can be on a mountain, in the desert, in a field of flowers, even in a park in the city. Finding the stillness that is in nature, the trees blowing in the breeze, the warm sun or the chilly air, birds, trees, squirrels, dolphins, ants or ladybugs, there is nature everywhere and when we are in it and observe it, it helps us.
I hope you can take the time to reconnect with nature and find that quiet we all so desperately need in our chaotic world! Even if it’s just a few minutes watching the sunrise, the birds in your backyard, or the waves roll in, it will help!
Speaking of help, I’m really excited to share news about my new three-month, small group coaching class. I’ve been a coach for a long time and I just love helping people find ways to overcome challenges and live their best life. I wanted to share this experience, so I’ve developed a new small group class which we’ll do online through Zoom. Maybe you have something out of your comfort zone that you know you want to do but it gives you a little flutterfly in the belly. Or maybe you don’t know what that is yet but we can discover it together. I’ll lead the discussion but we’ll all gain from each other. It’s going to be a great adventure for all of us and I’m eager to see where this will lead!
Courtney Gebhart, Life Coach, Kundalini Yoga teacher, and Human Being.