Receiving my life, a choice.

Coming home and giving myself permission to drop into authenticity, a natural way of being that is whole, is something I am learning over and over again. Receiving the energies that are around me and trust that they give me meaning, for deep impact for good, a voice. A relentless journey, and beautiful. Just some thoughts… This post can also be viewed on https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/receiving-my-life-choice-sophia-v-schweitzer/

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It's in any conversation. Can you hear it?

It doesn't seem easy to stay right where we are in the purity and togetherness of who we are. It doesn't seem easy to listen with presence when job demands and targets stare at us, when performance is at stake, when we spent our days running from crisis to crisis. To develop deep empathy. And what if it were easy, anyways? What if we gave ourselves permission to listen to each other just a bit longer. What if we could slow down just long enough to connect? What if we get to be real?

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Center of the fire: Thoughts on renewal and burnout

When we as leaders burn out, we become less luminous, misaligned. Disconnected. Isolated. Separated, within and without. The flip-side? The natural rhythms of our energy know how to dance with the fire. We can learn to reconnect, reunite, and create a map into renewal. We can learn to manage our energy fully and completely, like top athletes. We can practice the art of receiving. We can open our hearts to self compassion. The world has a harsh need to shape us to its liking. But this is your life, your energy, your unique rhythm in the world. You can reconnect over and over to the center of your fire so that you be, in Rilke’s words, “ever again the wave sweeping through all things.” 

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