What role does spirituality play in coaching? I can honestly say I’ve coached people from a wide variety of belief systems: from the traditionally religious, to atheists and agnostics, to New Agers, to those with an undefined sense of something bigger than ourselves.
What unites everyone who seeks coaching is a desire to find or create a life that is personally meaningful. That desire can both encompass and transcend any particular belief system that’s shared with others who share those beliefs.
One synonym for meaningful is purposeful. If you live a life where you actively express the unique qualities, values and talents that create a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity, than you are living a life of purpose.
More importantly, you are living your purpose.
And when you express life in this way, you express spirit-however you choose to define it.
So you don’t have to meditate on a mountaintop, or to save starving children on the other side of the world, or to give away all your possessions to be spiritual (unless those activities create a sense of flow in you).
But if you find and nurture those talents that express who you are, than you express spirit in this world-your spirit.
And there is no greater joy or contribution that you can make.
May we pursue our paths, expressing our unique talents as the highest and deepest parts of our spirit,