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A gentle approach to the inner work of business.
We all get stuck in our businesses. We all have areas we struggle with–and patterns that repeat themselves. On this site I offer a variety of self-work methods and perspectives that have one thing in common: they take an approach to personal growth that is non-violent.
How can personal growth be violent? To me phrases like, “butt-kicking” or “busting through resistance” perpetuate a split inside ourselves. I don’t find this approach to be compassionate, or effective in the long run. Resistance and negative patterns are parts of us that need attention, and that hold keys to our wholeness.
I believe it is possible, and more effective, to pursue change without force. For example…
- By listening to your resistance, you can understand your unconscious motivations and work with yourself rather than against yourself. This frees up your natural energy.
- By supporting your strengths and natural abilities, you can create success without trying to make yourself something you’re not.
- By discerning between what you can and can’t control, you can access peace no matter what happens–without having to “build yourself up” or “fake it until you make it”.
- By learning to listen and align with your internal rhythms and the underlying harmony of the Universe, you can learn to dance with life rather than struggle to succeed.
This is a spiritual (but not religious) approach. I use the word “Tao” to speak to that subtle rightness that we can learn to listen to and live in accordance with. This isn’t a dogma or a belief system–just a sense of the way the world is, based on my own experience and various approaches I’ve studied.