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"All the answers to life's questions reside within you." - Carole

July 3, 2006 - A publication of The WisdomCoach - www.wisdomcoach.com

Monday Morning Coach
Written weekly by
Carole L. Billingham, MCC

Spiritual and Business Coach


In this Issue:
Quote of the Week
What People Are Saying
Carole's Newest Article
Carole in the News
July Specials!
NEW! Recommended Book
Contact Carole

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Good Morning!


Years ago, a loving friend said to me, “If you treated your friends like you treat yourself, you wouldn’t have any friends.” 

 

I remember being stunned and shocked in realization that she was indeed correct.  Somewhere along the line, I had become cruel and mean to myself. I had become a relentless taskmaster with no tolerance for anything less than excellence. I had allowed my inner tyrant to take over my life and I had lost sight of who I really was. 

 

The irony was that I had a huge capacity to be kind and loving with everyone else on the planet except myself.  In truth, I would have been ashamed and embarrassed if anyone discovered how brutal I could be, and was, with myself. 

 

I share this with you because I have discovered that most of us have an inner voice or two that if we allow it, can become quite bossy and out of control. Or worse, it can become amplified and can drive out all of the joy in our lives and replace it with FEAR (False Evidence Appearing Real).  Sadly, these voices can be very sneaky and manipulative.  And who better to manipulate you than a part of you? Right?

 

The good news is that by remembering who really is in control of your life (and the voices in your head) you can start to embrace that inner taskmaster, send him/ her love and transform him/her into an ally.  Believe it or not, that inner tyrant really does love you (after all, it’s a part of you).  It has just gotten a bit out of whack on how it communicates its love to you.  By loving rather than judging that part of you, you allow it to become integrated and healed so that the power it possesses can be used for your higher good rather than for self-destruction.

 

I have found there is freedom in being able to move from shame to a place of honesty and in turn community and connection in knowing that we are all in this together.  We all have inner voices that can get us spinning and lost.  In naming, loving, and reclaiming them we can finally be whole--complete and at peace--not to mention the world becomes a much nicer place both inside and out.

 

So, I challenge you this week to look inside and send love, lots of love, to every part of your being. I encourage you to send compassion and forgiveness to where there is judgment and to send joy to where there is rigidity or hardness.  I promise you, you’ll be glad you did.

 

Have a Compassionate week! 

 

Quote of the Week

Quote of the Week:  "If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete."
- Buddha

 

Question:  How might you be more compassionate towards yourself this week? What might happen in doing so?

 

Affirmation:   "As I am more gentle and kind with myself, I feel happy and at peace. In turn my world becomes more happy and peaceful!"

 

Copyright 2006, Carole L. Billingham, MCC  All rights reserved.

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Carole's Latest Book Recommendation

 

Eat, Pray, Love : One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia (Hardcover)
by
Elizabeth Gilbert

At the age of thirty-one, Gilbert moved with her husband to the suburbs of New York and began trying to get pregnant, only to realize that she wanted neither a child nor a husband. Three years later, after a protracted divorce, she embarked on a yearlong trip of recovery, with three main stops: Rome, for pleasure (mostly gustatory, with a special emphasis on gelato); an ashram outside of Mumbai, for spiritual searching; and Bali, for "balancing." These destinations are all on the beaten track, but Gilbert's exuberance and her self-deprecating humor enliven the proceedings: recalling the first time she attempted to speak directly to God, she says, "It was all I could do to stop myself from saying, 'I've always been a big fan of your work.'"
Copyright © 2006 The New Yorker
 

Contact Carole


Speaker, Author and Spiritual and Business Coach, Carole L. Billingham, MCC

Inspires high achievers to create a life of balance, passion and purpose
and invites you to be among them!

Contact Carole at:

WisdomCoach
P. O. Box 3186
Estes Park, CO 80517
303-403-4003
Toll free: 1-800-442-9480
carole@wisdomcoach.com
www.wisdomcoach.com


Copyright © 2006 Carole L. Billingham, MCC

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