S:1387 Quote: Silence and Voices

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement, or enlightenment.) “It’s easy to live in silence, she thought;what I could not do is live with these voices.” Ursula K. Le Guin Coaching Point: The character in the story was an old woman living alone in a remote cabin in a war-decimated land. As her story unfolded we […]

S:1381 Quote: Taken and Abides

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement, or enlightenment.) “Though much is taken, much abides . . .” Alfred Lord Tennyson Coaching Point: This is the first little bit from a longer, and more often fully quoted, Tennyson poem. Brevity – that which is meaningful, powerful, and brief – these few words are a good reminder. […]

S:1378 Quote: Mistakes, Loud

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement, or enlightenment.) “A choir director I had when I was in school used to say, ‘When you’re singing, I want you to make your mistakes loud. I don’t want you to mumble through a passage because you’re worried about being heard making a mistake. Make‘em loud so I can […]

S:1375 Quote: Running Away

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement, or enlightenment.) “It was not so much that I was running away from something—I was running into myself.” Michael Singer Coaching Point: Running away. We learn to run away at an early age, an effective self-preservation technique. When a parent used our full name – and that certain tone […]

S:1369 Quote: Pride

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement, or enlightenment.) “Greatness brings pride,pride brings catastrophe,and the proud don’t listen.” George Friedman Coaching Point: It’s not immutable that the sequence plays out that way every time. One can own one’s own greatness humbly, lightly. You are great, you know. You are. It’s just that most don’t see it […]

S:1364 Quote: Thinking

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement, or enlightenment.) “Reading without thinking is as nothing, for no book is as important for what it says as for what it makes you think.” Louis L’Amour – from his personal notes (and used in his book The Walking Drum) Coaching Point: This has always been the impetus behind […]

S:1361 Quote: The Happiness Illusion

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “The illusion is that we all thought the source of happiness is something outside ourselves, that something outside ourselves has the power to make us happy. However, the minute we give away our power and project it outside ourselves, we are in a negative energy field and […]

S:1353 Quote: Saying and Hearing

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “Words of affirmation focus on what we are saying,whereas quality conversation focuses on what we are hearing.” Gary D. Chapman – from his book The Five Love Languages Coaching Point: Some people know they are loved when they are affirmed, recognized, or acknowledged verbally. What is said […]

S:1349 Quote: Preferences and Constraints

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “Preferences are optional and subject to constraints,whereas constraints are neither optional nor subject to preference.” Author Unknown Coaching Point: There is so much wisdom in this quote. We see the two subjects – preferences and constraints – get swapped, intermingled, and reversed. It’s sometimes hard to see […]

S:1344 Quote: Change The Ending

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “You can’t go back and change the beginning,but you can start where you are and change the ending.” C.S. Lewis Coaching Point: This Quote seems to not be true for many people because they are stuck in “This is just the way I am” or “This is […]