Author: Sarah Dickey
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…”
Hi friends! Here in Northeast Ohio children are headed back to school. The heat of summer is ushering students and teachers into the classroom. Where did summer go? I can’t help but remember what it was like when I was a kiddo. I recall the butterflies, the insecurities, the awkward photos (years with both glasses and braces), the joys, and everything in between.
Fast forward to present day, and I feel like we are all in a classroom of sorts. I say we are fellow classmates in ‘Earth School.’ The classrooms of life are changing as I get older. Just to name a few, there seems to be a classroom of emotions, a classroom of forgiveness, and a classroom of remembering who we are in the hustle and bustle of our lives. It’s in the everyday that I feel we are allowed to be students of this vast Universe. Some days I think I’ve hit the remedial classroom, and then other days a lightbulb goes off and I feel like I’ve graduated, only to move on to another lesson. Learning never stops. Growth is always available. New awareness’s happen every day.
Dr. Seuss captures the beauty of our journey in his book, Oh the Places You’ll Go. “And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go.” I love his suggested invitation. Whether you are a college student, a mother, a grandfather, an artist, or whatever season of life you are in, perhaps there’s an invitation to thoughtfully notice in what direction you’re moving. What is a dream that you have had tucked in your heart? What are you passionate about? If you weren’t trying to please the world around you, what would you be doing?
One of the powerful coaching questions that my mentor asked during my Transpersonal Coaching class was, “What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?” So, my friends, I throw that question out to you. In this season of your life, hopefully you feel encouraged to dive back in and allow yourself to learn and grow. And what if it really isn’t so much about failing as it is about granting yourself the permission to try?
Here at CCP we are committed to continually trying something new. From apparel to coffee mugs, from books to podcasts, my question is, “WHY NOT?” I’m excited about sharing inspiration with the world. I’m excited for people to have “aha” moments. I want to embody the message of my work. We’re all in progress, and in my experience once we think we have arrived, we plug a new destination into the GPS and arrive somewhere else. Keep arriving, my friends. It’s not about getting it perfect; it’s about having a willingness to show up and give it your all. Decide where you want to go, and then travel there with your whole heart!
Good luck this year in Earth School! And don’t forget to smile for your pictures, they’ll be in the Cloud forever. 🙂