One of the strategies you can use to deepen your trust in going deeper:
Striving to catch up is often driven by the fear of missing out (FOMA). I have been experimenting with working as if I already had what I needed. I notice and ease my fears when they come up by sharing kindness rather than grasping. I notice and release others' fears when I am allowing them to define me. I more intentionally self-regulate to let my fears pass through me as much as I can. As a result, I can use that energy to get done more of what truly matters to me and my clients. There is no need in organizations for false urgencies like setting platforms on fire or false destinations like 'caught up'. There is only going below the surface of our fears and descending “with the grandeur of our ordinary tears” because it is the right way to behave.
We are already caught up. Everything we need is already here.
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Dr David Drake is the founder of the field of Narrative Coaching.