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WORKING IN THE CENTRE OF YOUR LIGHT

I met with a client yesterday who shared her recent experience in dealing with a detached retina.
I’ll spare you the grisly details about the surgery and recovery process.  Someone who overheard that part of our conversation yesterday said it made her wobbly at the knees just hearing about it.

What I will share with you is a comment my client overheard while undergoing surgery.  The specialist performing the surgery was working with a resident who was carrying out part of the procedure.  Occasionally, the resident would stray to the periphery of the surgical light and the specialist would remind him to “always work in the centre of your light”.

How powerful would it be if we could always work in the centre of our light?  What does working at the centre of your light mean for you?

For me, it means staying focused on what I do best and what feeds my intellect and my soul.  Life and work still hold endless possibilities to me.  I’m one of those people who would happily go in 18 different directions at once if I could and there’s nothing wrong with exploration as long as you know where the centre of your light is and how to get back to it.  

Tips for finding your light and staying in the centre:

  • Understand what feeds your heart, mind and soul and concentrate on that.  It may not always be the popular choice or what others think you should be doing, but if it places you in the centre of your light then success will follow.
  • What do you do really well?  The satisfaction that comes from performing well is a good indicator that you are firmly within the centre of your light.
  • Are you clear about what you’re doing and where you’re going?  Being in the centre of your light means there is absolute clarity.
  • If what you are doing is as much a pleasure as it is work, you are working in the centre of your light.
  • Guard against distractions disguised as opportunities.  Clients often tempt me to work outside of the centre of my light and saying “No” is something that is hard for many of us.  Be aware that sometimes “No” has the power to create more opportunity than “Yes”.  Watch for my next blog entry on the creative power of NO!




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