Being present is a critical skill for professional coaches.
When we coach, we are present to our client’s needs, wants, emotions, body language, and visions and dreams. We are present with what they are saying, and what they haven’t said. It takes our full attention and focus.
I enjoy listening to the presence description from Daniel Siegel – when I walk on the beach, feeling the wind on my face, before making sense with my brain, I sense – I am the wind, I am the sand, and I become a part of a larger whole.
Being present means not controlling things; instead; joining things.
Presence is joining life as it unfolds; joining the present moment.
What is your experience of joining life?