Life Coach and author, A.J. Mahari, a 2 part video excerpt of a workshop she did with a group of her clients exploring finding compassion, empathy, and understanding. More people than not, by far, do have a rich capacity for compassion, empathy, and understanding. What prevents a lot of people from living in and through this way of experiencing the world and experiencing self is being out of balance and thinking in polarized ways. Another key block to finding your own compassion, empathy, and understanding, has at its core a lack of knowledge and awareness about who you really are.
Life coach and author, A.J. Mahari, in her Soul Philosophy Podcast, talks about the importance of connecting to self, to your authenic self and how the degree to which you are connected to yourself, or not, profoundly impacts your connection to others and to the world around you.
Authenticity is derived from the flowing consistent and congruent expression of one’s integrated and aware truth in conscious and evolved ways that are spiritually based and that are kind, genuine, giving, and loving. Authenticity is not about the gratification of the ego – the image of what is often referred to as a false self. Authenticity is cultivating and connecting to the universal force or God-spirit within and making a commitment to manifesting your purpose, promise, and passion.
Emotional competence is the foundation upon which emotional mastery is achieved. Emotional competence has 3 main building blocks. Housed within our ability to actively engage our own emotional mastery is the degree to which we are awake, aware, and authentic. Emotional competence is a process and journey that engages emotional mastery in steps that can be positively supported in and through the life coaching process.
In The Little Book of Meaning Laura Berman Fortgang reveals that while our hunger for a “meaningful” life can be enormous, our desire for meaning is usually satiated by small, bite-size morsels of meaning—the small, almost incidental events or “achievements” that comprise the fabric of our lives.
There is place inside each one of us where one is who one is – fully. It is the sum total of the joy that can be found in being a defined and unique individual.
In this world there will always be some people who, for whatever constellation of reasons, need to tear down others in order to feel okay about themselves. There will always be people that cross our paths to criticize us and to attempt to dump a chunk of their own lostness, brokenness, and negativity upon us.
There are times in life, the journey and process that is life unfolding, when sadness is every where. What it is important to remember about loss from the past that is still being resolved is that the transformational process of growing through its resolution hurts and brings with it much sadness. That sadness is necessary. [...]
Another new year has arrived. With it hopes, dreams, worries, and new year’s resolutions. For many the arrival of another new year is a time for reflection. Reflect gently. Reflect with the utmost respect for yourself. Forgive yourself for any mistakes or regrets that you may still be working through or holding onto. Work to [...]