Helping Clients Expand Their “Sometimes”
Usually I commute to and from work while listening to a podcast, NPR, or sports radio. Sometimes I turn everything off, become aware of my breathing, look for birds, and think of things I’m grateful for.
Usually I walk through the halls to get from point A to point B, with a lot of scrambled thoughts running through my head. Sometimes I walk through the halls, smile at those I pass, and send them a silent blessing.
Usually I work at my computer and do the most urgent thing that pops into my mind. Sometimes I take a deep breath, look at the bigger picture of my work, and do the most important thing.
Usually I enter into meetings, listen carefully, and wait for things to happen. Sometimes I sit in a meeting and reflect on how I might add the best of myself to the task at hand.
Our lives shift when we expand our sometimes.
Clients come to us and share glimpses of the life they’d like to be living. One of the ways to enliven a session is to listen for those glimpses and pounce on them! Help them to identify and expand a “sometimes”.
Our souls love to be on the edge of something new. And so do our clients.