Swimming in the pool of life is exactly where we are right now. By being alive we are, it could be said, automatically in the pool of existence.
Each of us will have his or her own definition of what it means to be in this pool, yet we are in it nonetheless. At times it may seem we are actually in the pool of tranquillity, surrounded by pleasant items providing joy to our senses. Life is great in the pool of life we sing happily.
On other occasions, however, we find ourselves in the pool of anxiety and tension. Nothing appears to be right for us here. Being in this pool in such times is just something we have to endure, trusting also these days will pass.
Though we might not actually spend a great deal of time reflecting on our surroundings, the option exists. Awareness of our being in the pool right now can bring clarity of our position, helping ourselves and possibly also those around us to live fully this moment as it is.
If you’d like to share your thoughts on the ideas put forward here, please leave a comment below. For now, thanks for reading this ‘In the pool‘ post.
Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, CTI-trained co-active coach and freelance trainer, supplies professional and personal development through coaching, coaching workshops, marketing development training and English language training.
As an adjunct professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course based on dramatic texts and elements of coaching to examine various work-related performance matters.
Performance skills at work (2015), Personal performance potential at work (2014), Coaching, performing and thinking at work (2013), Reflections on performance at work (2012), Elements of theatre at work (2010) and Training through drama for work (2009).