We are, we are, just thrilled to accompany you here and on all your other life adventures. When we say we are just thrilled we mean the ‘just’ in the sense of very, and we also mean the just in the sense of only. In other words there is no other experience of being with you than the thrill of it, the delight of it, the excitement of it. We do not experience exasperation, or impatience, or disappointment, or inadequacy, or sympathy in being your partners. And yet many times we see that you presume or half-expect that we do. And so we begin here by saying to you that the only experience we have as your partners is that of thrill or excitement or joy.
The first aspect of this that is important for you is around your deeply-held stories of what it is like to be with you. And the second important aspect of this opening sentence is around adventure, thrill and excitement. We will come back to that one later 홈타이.
Celebrating where your inner work has taken you
The first aspect that we are raising is in direct response to why you are here – both major reasons. It isn’t completely new or surprising to you, but today we can lay it down for you very clearly and very starkly. And before we do that please step back with us for a minute so that you can celebrate the fact that you are here.
There are so many people who will never give the kind of permissions in this life that will get them to the place of recognizing and collapsing a core story. It’s a day of jubilation when you have opened and opened, and healed and healed, and learned and learned, and been willing and been willing, enough to get to the point where one of your foundational beliefs can come into focus. It doesn’t happen to many folk. Not because they are unlucky, but because what it takes to unearth and bring into the light a core or foundational story is immense – immense.
The amount of permission required to get here can be thought of as equivalent as the amount of permission required to master a musical instrument, or achieve success in a sport, or gain a difficult degree. Inner work doesn’t have all that many measurements, points of evaluation. There are no ceremonies where you get honoured, called out of the hall, and presented with an award for excellent work in self recognition and healing. There are no degrees for this. In fact, for most of you not a single other soul will know the extent to which you have given permission to open and let go.
And so, often, because this work has no external reward system, you often undervalue it in comparison with things that other people have been investing in. What’s more, not only do you undervalue it relative to other achievements, you also question whether it’s even been done at all. We understand this.
But today we need to step back with you a little and affirm for you that every ounce of investment you have made in your own self-awareness and healing and joy has been registered, has been felt, has moved not only your existence, but existence as a whole to a tiny degree different than it would have been otherwise. We invite you to really hear us on this. We cannot force that of course, but we are stressing very strongly today that the way you are thinking about your personal work, the way you are talking about it, the degree to which you own it and see its value, will determine what its value will be.