There are times in life that seem to creep along slowly. Then there are moments when you blink, and years have passed. Do you ever wonder if or what you may have missed in those moments? Honestly, I can say that I didn't think about it too much until this past weekend.
I'm part of a Soul Tribe Mastermind group, and this past weekend one of the things we explored was who was our first mentor. Quickly and without hesitation, I knew who it was. As we dove in a little deeper and started to answer some questions, I felt like I was going down the wrong path. I kept writing. Though I found my answers to the questions were enlightening, I had this nagging feeling that it was entirely right.
When the evening came to a close, I approached one of the educators and asked for a little more clarification. I was right. I was doing it wrong. That, of course, meant that after an evening, filled with new things to consider, I'd be going home and starting to review them all from scratch, again.
When I got home, there was nothing that I wanted to do more than having a bath and go to bed. However, I had work to do. So, I grabbed my binder and laptop and hunkered down in the family room to explore this journey from a different place, physically and mentally.
Taking a deep breath, I slipped back in time and observed my life. What did I see? What was I missing? Almost instantly, I saw everything differently. The person that I thought was my first mentor was, in fact, not my first one. Smiling, I saw his face — the unsuspecting mentor who changed my life.
While my brain was looking for a specific person to define mentor, several individuals came up, and my intellect picked the first one that fit the description.
Note to self- living from your head will only get you so far. One must be connected to body, mind and spirit as much as possible.
While I was in a training environment, I had somewhat disconnected from my body and soul and was operating only from my head. That deep breath that I took in the family room, as I sat down to write, grounded me and connected me to my inner truth.
My first mentor happened to be the owner of a health food store. Did he have the title of a mentor? No. But here's the definition of a mentor.
an experienced and trusted adviser.
So, before you overthink things, or revert to habit, get out of your head and get into your body. Don't let life be a blur.
My mentor changed my life on so many levels, and I would not be writing this today if it weren't for him. I'd be caught up in stories and drama and loving it, but I wouldn't be here expressing myself from my soul.
Thoughts to consider: