Eager to expand my knowledge of alternative healing methodologies, I became a certified massage therapist, cranial practitioner and soft tissue specialist. This included the study of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, various meditation techniques, breath-work, Qi Gong, Yoga and other somatic therapies. Each specialty gave me an expanded view of my personal experiences and my work with clients. With each new client, I utilized my ability to connect and respond with grace, which sparked great change and amplified results. My worldview expanded, and my desire for information grew.
In my trainings of ancient wisdom cultures, I learned that knowledge is not power. Capability is power. In my personal process of self-betterment, my goal has been to create a healthy container in which to explore relationships, career paths and mindset.
In my work with clients, the goal is the same. When we observe our objective and subjective realities simultaneously, we acquire an expanded view of our lives, one where many choices are available. We can choose to be angry, or find peace. We can choose to be worried, or find courage. We can choose to be doubtful, or help out. These are the lessons I have learned in my experiences. There are countless ways to pursue the unknown. But all methods achieve the same result, which is nothing or close to nothing. The most efficient way to help other people is to improve ourselves; and to improve ourselves, we must know ourselves, know our strengths, weaknesses, patterns, skills and unique abilities. What we do next is up to us.
Life is hard work. It takes laser focus to achieve success in body, mind and soul. Like an Olympian competing for gold, we must learn to practice excellence in all facets of life, and the process should be playful and fun. One should attain fulfillment and pleasure from the journey of self-growth, not the destination.
As Welton Becket, my great uncle, has said, "The fundamentals of excellent architecture are synonymous with life mastery. Applied appropriately, design, function, form, space and structure create the cohesive art piece that is your life.”
So I ask myself and you; Will you create a life worth living? What will you create? Who will you create with? How can your creation help inspire others to live a happier and healthier life?