The Earth Moves, Do You?

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Giuseppe Bertini [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

By Tiffany A. Dedeaux

Recently I heard a pastor preach about the stars.  He quoted Galileo who was heard saying, ‘I don’t care what you say, it moves.’  The idea that we, like the earth, are always moving makes sense to me because I see change as movement.  In the Autumn and Spring seasons it is most noticeable for me that even in a time of transition there is always movement to another season.  So, if you’re not moving your body you’re moving your mind.

Unlike the earth we can feel as though we are stuck.  I have worked with some clients who get unstuck by engaging in any action because their tendency is to be paralyzed with indecision.  Lately clients seem to get unstuck by renaming their obstacles.  I actually refer to this as ‘reframing’ because what they seem to be doing is taking what they call the thing that is keeping them from moving forward and replacing it with a new name that makes it more possible to move forward.

One way to do this is by changing your use of the word ‘can’t’ to ‘can.’  If you stop telling yourself you can’t move forward and start telling yourself you can, you free yourself up to find ways to make your move.                                                                                                                                                                                               Are you moving?  How do you know?  If you’re not, how can you get moving?

About tadedeaux

Tiffany is an ICF Career Coach and a cross-pollinator of ideas with a background in broadcast journalism, social and ecopsychology, and coaching. Tiffany’s nearly two decades of experience has helped her to identify the power of story in connecting us to each other as well as to our environment. A believer in the power of reflection, practical application, and celebrating victories, Tiffany understands that the more we all live our dream, the more we can model it for future generations.
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