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Daily Lift #226

Serenity Coach

In every important area of life we do better when we have a coach. A coach has a more objective view and will be able to point out ways that we can improve. Even if someone else doesn't have more knowledge, since they are more objective, their input could be valuable.

A serenity coach could be someone who is a model of serenity. Or it could be anyone who observes us and points out to us when we need to return to a more serene state. Others view our facial reactions, which we don't see unless we are looking into a mirror, and therefore observe the biofeedback that is expressed on our faces. It makes sense that if you have an opportunity to benefit from someone who agrees to be your coach, that you shouldn't pass up the opportunity.

(From Rabbi Pliskin's book, Serenity, p.115)

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Visitor Comments: 1

(1) mysteries, January 6, 2010 7:08 PM

The need for a coach arises out of problematic thoughts, having a bad image of oneself, not performing sufficiently in life etc. If a coach(s) pays heed to one then one should pour out all one's problems onto them. One should try to help oneself and the coach(s) can give that extra something. They can give guidance and discipline and ideas on how to manage one's life which would have to be in turmoil and messed at that point, certainly before that and for some time after when one is taking therapy from them. Logicallly there should be some improvement in one's outlook and lifestyle when taking part in therapy.

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