PASSING THOUGHTS

EPISODE 93: THE TWO PEOPLE WHO MATTER THE MOST | PASSING THOUGHTS PODCAST | rbccmnq

November 19, 2023 Rebecca-Monique Episode 93
PASSING THOUGHTS
EPISODE 93: THE TWO PEOPLE WHO MATTER THE MOST | PASSING THOUGHTS PODCAST | rbccmnq
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Hi, I’m Rebecca-Monique: an ICF accredited (PCC) grief and trauma coach, and coach supervisor. My work is centred around supporting individuals through their healing and growth. 

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Hi, I’m Rebecca-Monique – an ICF accredited coach and coach supervisor – and these are my passing thoughts.

We tend to place importance on what others think of us and how we live our lives. But, the two people who matter the most are our 8-year old self and our 80 year old self. 

This aphorism is powerful because it unites the past, future and present.

Our 8-year-old represents our inner child. The part of us that deeply wants to be seen, heard, understood, protected and loved. We might ask ourself: Have I become the person I wish I had when I was younger? 

We hope that by 80, we would have lived a full life, with minimal regrets and what ifs, And, overflowing with a reservoir of wisdom that we can pay forward. 

The dreaded questions at this age would be: Who might I have become, what might I have achieved  if I had been more courageous and brave, and truly believed in myself? 

Both ages seem so far apart yet children and elders share a simple, refined perspective of life. In between is the messy process of becoming our authentic self and perusing a fulfilling, meaningful life; one where we’re presented with an abundance of opportunities to make these versions of ourself proud.  

My two part question for you this week is: 

  • What would your 8 and 80 year old selves make of your recent life choices? 
  • Depending on your response to the first question: What needs to change? or How will you celebrate yourself and your triumphs? 

Speak to you next week. Until then, be well.