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The Pearl Within
This is a well-known quote from Oprah Winfrey. Her words resonated for me because they seemed so appropriate to The Pearl Within - the idea that difficult experiences in your life can be transformed into wisdom, like the oyster that wraps a painful intruder in layers of lustre. It took some research, however, to find out when she said “turn your wounds into wisdom”. In fact, it was … [Read more...] about “Turn your wounds into wisdom…”
When I was contemplating what to call my coaching practice I knew I wanted a name that symbolised the essential truth of my work. After going down a few blind alleys, I returned to the metaphor of the pearl. Why? Because when an intruder such as a grain of sand lodges itself in the soft, vulnerable flesh of the oyster, it protects itself by enveloping the irritant in layers of nacre - a lustrous … [Read more...] about What is The Pearl Within?
Do you believe you have a soul? Or is the idea of “the soul” too religious for you? Then you might be attracted to the work of philosopher Alain de Botton, founder of the School of Life, who wrote in his blog yesterday about how we fill the gap left by the demise of the priesthood. For centuries, he says, priests took care of your soul from birth until death, attempting to make sure it was in … [Read more...] about Do you take care of the needs of your soul?
I derive great pleasure from the English language. I especially enjoy discovering new words - or rediscovering words that had slipped out of my vocabulary. My word of the day is sapient. It’s another way of saying wise, having good taste, or good judgment. It comes from sapience - meaning wisdom. Related to this is the Latin word sapere, meaning “to taste, to be wise, to … [Read more...] about Finding your wisdom in deep inner space