What did you do the night of 9/11?
This is the question Martha Beck asks in this chapter of The Joy Diet, for The Next Chapter. She says our answers are a strong indicator of our real careers, the action our hearts and souls want to take. At first, I wasn’t sure if my answer amounted to much of anything. Until I absorbed my answer: I witnessed, cared for myself gently, connected with loved ones (especially with my husband who was traveling in Canada at the time), and carried on. And as the days rippled forward, I repeated each of these steps over and over. Naturally.
Witnessing. Self-care. Connecting. Family. And then doing what needs to get done.
That’s what I do.
That’s why I am a coach. And why I lead retreats.
That’s what my heart and soul long to do over and over, even if I weren’t paid for it.
One simple question. Telling answers. What’s yours?