Home, I said.
In every language there is a word for it.
~ Mary Oliver
As you slip towards the end of your days, what do you need in order to know that the work you came to do is done? At the long end of that tunnel of light, looking back, what do you have that will help you behold a life well lived, a love well given, a journey completely and courageously taken?
Maybe you’ve yet to do what you came to do; maybe you’ve yet to become who you came to become. Or maybe that undone thing, that unpaid debt, that unkept promise—maybe this diamond in the rough of an unfinished life is more polished than you think. How can you know? What would it take to leave this life feeling ready to go? The thing about dying is that we want to go peacefully. But how does that work exactly? Do we reach the end the way we reach for water at the ribbon-end of a marathon, the way we reach for a beer, reach for a diploma, reach for the fingers of the long lost unforgiven?
The thing about dying is that we may not feel finished. Maybe we went head-over-heels across a rogue shoelace and sat down on the sidelines. Maybe we rewrote the same chapter so many times we lost sight of the plot line. Maybe when the unforgiven reached back we said something heart-stoppingly stupid.
The thing about dying is that we’d always meant to publish the book, finish the race, offer nothing short of Grace to the life-long unforgiven. The thing about dying is that we’d always meant to reach for that star; we’d always meant, where there was hatred, to sow love. And the thing about dying is that we can. We still can.
What do you need in order to know that the work you came to do is done? ClearHeart Coaching asks the questions to which the heart responds. As in the clearheart of the redwood tree, there is a place where we are fully aware of Who we are and fully prepared to get where we’re going.
What would it take to leave this life feeling ready to go? ClearHeart Coaching helps the dying person take the steps that bring about the grace and peace of a finished life. ClearHeart Coaching helps the person looking back to look forward—to take heart and leave everything else behind.