I teach small groups of people Focusing, an organic process of allowing ourselves to learn how to listen to, understand and follow the inner guidance that comes through our bodies.
In a recent training a discussion ensued when speaking about finding that place of refuge and grounding within us. One of the participants, with eyes sparkling, told us of what she’d heard mountain climbing was all about. She offered me the link (thanks K!). It is worth watching!
It’s Alison Levin, the Team Captain of the First American Women’s Everest Expedition telling about her own journey along Mt. Everest.
I learned, like the others in my training group were also learning, the importance of returning to base camp to recover, be nourished, strengthened and prepare for the next and perhaps even more challenging hike up. This presentation speaks so much to our own life journeys.
Having watched this Ted Talk, allow yourself to PAUSE:
-Which parts of Alison’s narrative resonate with you in your life’s climb? (I have a few favorite parts but mostly it is the essence of the process that inspired me).
-What’s your Mt. Everest these days? A relationship? An unhealthy habit? A task? A personality trait? (Notice that the mountain is the mountain. It’s your relationship to the mountain that needs attention)
-What do you do to prepare to climb your mountains?
-Who’s on your team?
-Where’s your base camp?
May we all find our base camps within us.
May we all find teams to support us in returning to base camp along our climb.