📅 Thought for today:
‘It is through gratitude for the present moment that the spiritual dimension of life opens up.’
— Eckhart Tolle
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I was surprised to discover that this is the first time in nearly 600 days of quotes that I have picked one by Eckhart Tolle.
Described as a spiritual teacher and self-help author, his book “The Power of Now” became a bestseller more than twenty years ago when it was recommended by Oprah Winfrey.
There was a time when I thought the words “spiritual” and “religion” were synonymous, and with an aversion to organised religion from childhood, I closed my mind to spirituality.
All that changed some years ago, and yesterday I spent a day in the company of about two dozen supervisors exploring spirituality in supervision.
I didn’t know what to expect, and the day flew by. There was no formal structure and yet somehow, we reached a state of connectedness, on Zoom, that is very hard to describe. It was something to experience.
Human connection is an essential element in my work, which is also my life. Making connections in this way with such a large group was a revelation.
As part of this journey, I am becoming more adept at reframing events – my own and my clients. Reframing is part of the answer to finding gratitude in the present moment.
What can I (and you) reframe today?