Yesterday I bumped into an old friend in a cozy coffee shop downtown Guelph. She's a therapist. I'm a church coach. So we talked about work and discovered that we share some of the same struggles. One of those is keeping ourselves vigilant and accepting of surprises — those tiny twitches, sideways glances, or unexpected comments that almost always come up.
We both agreed that a major challenge is keeping our own "stuff" out of it. I call it emptying myself of my self.
One of my problems is that I find myself agenda focused and often am thinking of the "next" thing.
I think this is important because often the surprise is the signal that leads to the path of larger discovery.
Any experiences or thoughts about keeping ourselves vigilant and accepting?