I don't often post testimonials or reviews; I don't know.... just not really into blowing my own trumpet, I guess. Perhaps I should. Whatever, haha.
Some clients, though, achieve SO much while and after working with me that it just boggles my mind, and I love to share it. Adam is one of those clients. The expectations and goals he set for himself as a person and in his business/work were toweringly high, and to see many (many) of those boxes being ticked just makes me giggle with amazement It also makes me feel honoured, having been part of that journey.
With some clients, it's about planting seeds only, and that's perfectly awesome. With others, you get to witness the harvesting, and that's awesomely grand!
Human potential is a SERIOUSLY underestimated and undervalued resource, and each and everyone of us carries it.
Are you able and willing to experience the brightness of your own light? It's burning there for you. Ready for whenever YOU are.
"I came to Marc to set and structure my goals and targets, be held accountable and get to where I needed. I got so much more. He lead me on a path, getting back to my true self, to get to where I am today. My current company is a result of the processes and guidance from Marc. Highly recommended, it's amazing to have someone to speak to when I needed, he has a great ability to put you back on track in the moment and see things in flow and on the way to where you're heading. The quicker you get back on track, the further you go. Thanks Marc"
I've been listening to this chap's profound teachings and been reading his books since the late 1980s, while I was still living in the Netherlands. He's been my mentor (and sometimes tor-mentor, haha) for nearly 30 years. I blame him for accelerating my transition from being a Commercial Lawyer into a Universal Lawyer (i.e. Counsellor). I've forgiven him 🙂
Now, as fate/serendipity/providence/whatever will have it, we live about 15 minutes from each other, and we've become close friends with him and his wife. We've become family, really (my chosen, spiritual family), sharing coffees, trips and truths with each other.
Many of the principles Michael talks about I apply in my counselling practice.
Why? Because they're his? No, not at all. Because they're true (in my humble opinion). He merely verbalises them.
This is one such truth.
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MICHAEL'S MUSINGS: A cry for help. When life is just so hard a person can't seem to get a 'foothold on the path' for any length of time due to the 'constantly slippery muddy bank', no matter how much they work on honouring themselves, etc., it feels so hopeless. What is one to do in these seemingly endless and constantly difficult circumstances?
Hmm . . . I remember feeling like this. In the final analysis, you just keep on keeping on . . . but with the right attitude. You must learn to change focus, to believe in yourself, and you must constantly affirm that you are worth all the effort that you are having to expend. You learn to count the blessings that you have received at the end of each day — and you have them — and focus on those things that were good, that went well, the people who helped, the smiles you gave and received, the friends that you have, your home and food, and even the Love that is most probably in your life. What you focus on multiplies and grows in your life. You are like a magnet; what you focus on is attracted into your life. What is 'your' focus? Is it the difficulty, the slippery mud, the daily struggle? Not a good idea. Focus on the little joys in your life and they grow. Focus on your ability and it grows. Focus on the abundance of however little you have, and it grows. You are the creator of your life . . . as we all are.
And it truly helps to throw in a large serving of constantly and CONSCIOUSLY . . . choosing Love!
Too many people on this planet are definitely NOT ok, and four small but insanely meaningful steps could make a massive difference in their lives.
1) Ask: R U OK? 2) Listen (like: REALLY listen) to their answer 3) Encourage them to take steps 4) Check in with them (frequently)
Most people look OK on the outside, while not being OK at all on the inside. We often cannot see the hurt inside, because we've become so bloody damn good at putting on a mask, and covering shit up with adornments.
What looks good might well be good, but stats show 1 out of 4 is not good at all.
Had a session today with someone who, as one of the ways to solve the -serious- problems in life, is contemplating suicide.
I totally respect the thoughts and feelings that can lead to this contemplation, and understand that, sometimes, stepping out seems the only way to stop the pain. I personally have no moral or religious issues with suicide as a concept or act. It is a choice people (can) make.
On the other hand, I do have issues with some of the reasoning people use to justify their choice, and WILL question them about this (and provide counter-arguments) when I find it necessary (all this aside from of my professional duty as counsellor and all the action I take based on it).
Often the reason behind suicide contemplations is:
"the family will be better off without me".
That reasoning is about as flawed as it can get, in my opinion. I have not heard a surviving family member of a suicider claim "We are so much better off now so-and-so is gone", yet. It is often the exact opposite.
I liken it to water. The person contemplating suicide thinks that by him/her stepping out, the water will cleanse the ones who are left, so they will be washed clean. My perspective is that yes, it is water, but in actual fact it is a tsunami. It doesn't cleanse at all; it just causes more destruction.
On average, in Australia, 200 people per day attempt suicide, and of those 8 "succeed". It is the leading cause of death among men (that was a shocker when I first saw that).
There is SO much that can be done before executing this totally irreversible plan.
I am deeply honoured to be part of a special group of professionals who can help people see a different perspective, and find another way.
Marc de Bruin www.simplifyinglife.com.au firstname.lastname@example.orgThe first step to change is to make the decision to actually "do it". When we have decided to change our lives, how do we start, though? There are many ways ... ... See MoreSee Less