Are You Responding to Role or Soul?

A gentle reminder that your role … well actually, the multitude of roles you occupy in life are not you. You are not your job title, your culture, your marital status, or any other label – positive, neutral, or negative.

Zip, nada – none of it.

You are so much more.

Your roles are only the outer reality of your world.

Shaped by circumstances, experiences, family history, and our perceptions.

Solidified with stories and schemas created by our minds in an effort to “keep us safe”.

Which become entrenched patterns of thought and behaviour …

Which we then believe is who we are.

But all of us have a wise inner voice of truth and knowing that arises from within.

Our True Nature, Soul, Inner Light, Awareness that is always present.

Our wisest Guide lies within us. This is not something available only to an enlightened few! And it is totally inclusive, Independent of any religious or other orientation.

We ALL have an essential nature.

We ALL have a deep sense of knowing what brings us joy and peace.

We ALL have intuitive insights as to what serves us best.

The journey to wholeness involves bringing our inner and outer realities into alignment.

And yes, we stumble and doubt and ignore and dismiss.

But every time we stop and listen and choose to follow our own Inner Guide, we step a little closer to integration, unity, and wholeness.

Isn’t it about time we acknowledged, accepted, and celebrated that we ALL are so much more than the Roles we inhabit?

Nicola Lipscombe
Nicola Lipscombehttps://www.nicolalipscombe.com/
Nicola Lipscombe is a book lover, a Tree Sister, a poet, a story catcher, a photographer, and a mindfulness practitioner who adores nature, street art, and her collection of (op shop) denim jackets. She also happens to be a global professional speaker, facilitator, and coach who bridges western science with eastern philosophy and ancient wisdom practices. She is the Creator of HeartWise™ Leadership, Powerful Listening, Powerful Speaking and Friday’s Mindful Moments and is the Co-Creator of #SOULWALKING. She works with leaders and human change-makers to authentically and powerfully transform themselves from the inside out. She has been featured in Inspiring Workplaces (UK), TNT Explode The Status Quo, The Happiness Project (India), and on Side Walk Talk (US). Constantly learning she has degrees in Pharmacy, Higher Education, a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology, and a growing collection of certifications including Neurolinguistic Programming, DISC® Advanced, Management Practices, Resilience, Coaching, Hear With Heart, and The Art of (Feminine) Presence. A former pharmacist and academic her quest is now one of AWAKENING, CONNECTION, and BELONGING. An introvert by nature she seeks deeply meaningful conversations. If you want to talk to her about spirituality, consciousness, meaning, mattering, and belonging she is all ears (and heart). If you want to talk about your latest gizmo, 3 Steps to Guaranteed Wealth or mention the word ‘pivoting’ … she is not interested … really!