by Jackie Woodside (USA)
Life is much simpler than it is complicated.
What I am going to tell you is so simple that you will be tempted to disregard it all together. Please resist that initial reaction.
45,000 hours. That is about how long I spent sitting in a chair across the room from someone who was hurting or worried or in trouble or addicted to something. 45,000 hours of listening to how human beings process their life and the world. 45,000 hours of my life spent trying to understand how to help people help themselves.
And with all of that complexity, all of the struggles and emotional upheavals that I was able to bear witness to over my 30 years as a psychotherapist, I have come to believe one thing: Life is actually much simpler than it is complicated.
Being a human being who is happy is, in fact, more natural than struggle and strife.
The challenge is that we live in a realm of consciousness, a psychosphere that believes just the opposite. To better understand this idea, imagine the psychosphere as the atmosphere, but instead of oxygen and carbon, it contains beliefs, emotions, attitudes, and thoughts.
The very notion that life is either simple or complex, both represent different beliefs. But which is true? Well, it depends on your perspective (level of consciousness).
So how do you enhance your emotional wellbeing with one life-changing practice? What I am going to tell you is so simple that you will be tempted to disregard it all together. Please resist that initial reaction because what is available in mastering this practice is a life of greater happiness, ease, and satisfaction.
Jackie Woodside has been doing professional coaching since 1994. She is an author, TEDx speaker, and the Founder of the Curriculum for Conscious Living and trains people around the country to offer Conscious Living coaching.
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