This seems to be the perfect time to ask myself and write down what I have learned from my own experience of being coached intensively (in a group of a little more than ten frum Jewish men) by an amazing hasidic coach from BSD Coaching as I'm starting a Jewish life coaching program by an American haredi school called Refuah Institute here in Jerusalem next Sunday at long last. Here is a list of what I consider the most important things in the more or less chronological order of learning.
- The gap between what we are/have/do and what we want to is a blessing for spiritual growth.
- I'm much stronger than I thought I was.
- I have untapped positive forces I can make better use of.
- Learning without taking any action leads us nowhere.
- We are spiritual beings with our souls as our essence.
- Hasidism appeals to me much more than Lithuanian haredi Judaism, which used to appeal to me more.
- My life, including my thoughts, emotions and behaviors, was hijacked and controlled by my ego, which had caused me a lot of problems in my life.
- Life is a school for the soul and its growth.
- Life is our best life coach.
- Obstacles in life are divine gifts.
- When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
- The most important task in my life is to tame the ego and align with the soul.
- I would like to help others help themselves do the same.
- I've discovered the power of neuroplasticity with the help of prayer, meditation, affirmation, visualization and journaling.
- I've (re)discovered my life (= soul) vision!
* Thuough I have learned these lessons from the specific Jewish life coaching I received, I have no claim that they are specifically Jewish or specific to Jewish life coaching.