In the beginning, we naturally make the partnership "senior" to our individual desires. It seems cruel that this stage doesn't "naturally" last. The truth is, even in the best, most romantic couples, it really doesn't.
In my work as life coach, my clients often complain that people in their lives are always trying to "fix" them. While these "Fixers" may be well meaning, sometimes their reliance on fixing other people's problems to bolster their own self-worth and identity.
I believe I can take the mountain ranges of life and reduce them to manageable piles the size of ant hills. Or, to put it another way, I think I can tailor life's moo-moo into the pocket-hanky of a Snotgurggle.
How could we learn anything other than that which we grew up immersed in, and usually, are genetically predisposed to as well? The only way we could be any different or more imaginative, is if we put conscious thought and effort into it. Are you doing that?
There's someone in every family and group of friends who always has a joke ready for any situation. Being able to see the funny moments in any situation can be a great quality, but sometimes the laughter is really meant to cover deep negative emotions.
I have come to realize that if real change is going to happen -- if I want real happiness and fulfillment in my life -- I must let go of this familiar, known, comfortable way of being. I must let go of all the things I "know" I can and cannot do.
Sometimes, spiritual growth is just seeing it sooner. You see sooner that you are silencing your voice. You see sooner that you are acting out of fear. You see sooner that you are projecting the past on to the present.
In his impressive career, Tony Robbins has advised luminaries including Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa and three U.S. presidents, and individuals all over the world regularly consult with him for his guidance. This candid, in-depth interview offers insight into Robbins' heart and soul.