Tuesday, May 27, 2008
I was walking from the subway to meet a client this morning. As I walked in the city I was thinking deeply about this client and the coaching topics we have been covering: Work/life balance, parenting, health and fitness. Then, out of the corner of my eye, my attention was drawn to this sign hanging in the window of a shop... just outside this client's office door. I smiled.
The Center for Right Relationship (where I took a large portion of my coaches training) describes a quantum flirt as "a short-lived, transient, perceptual signal which can be used [as a dream door] to provide us with insight." When we catch these seemingly coincidental or meaningless messages, our spirits may very well be altered enough to affect significantly the choices we make in our lives. The messages we receive and the meaning we make of them can affect our realities.
These flirts are all around us disguised as billboards, noises, songs, creatures. Flirts can take any form, it's how we notice it that matters. I recall walking outside with a client as she was describing how she felt as if she was carrying the weight of the world on her back when we happened upon a stream of ants carrying food crumbs on their backs toward a hole in the ground. We stood beside this stream of ants, noticed their behavior, and made some magical meaning from what we observed for this client. Quantum flirt!
It is a challenge to notice the flirts in our days. And sometimes they are obvious, unavoidable.
Welcome the quantum flirts in your life today. What do you notice? What meaning will you make of the flirt?
[Thanks...always...to the Center for Right Relationship for the profound impact your work has made on my skills as a coach and the quality of my life.]