There were once 4 siblings who were deeply troubled in their lives, yet one day discovered a map - a map that would guide them to a treasure.
But this treasure was on an island far, far away, separated by many miles of water.
The only way to get to this island?...by vessel.
So, each sibling set out to Create their own Vessel.
One sibling just wanted to be the first to the island.
They led with a mindset of competition and conflict. Blinded by impatience, time was his enemy in this competition and thus judged the entire experience of creating a vessel as a waste. They perceived the process of creating a vessel as a conflict to getting what he wanted.
Focusing on going as fast as possible to get the desired result, no care was put into the process.
This sibling neglected things like reflection, responsibility, acceptance of the process, collaboration, creativity, and the overall quality of the vessel's parts.
This sibling perceived the process as merely a hindrance, an obstacle, a blockage to the ultimate objective: the treasure. There was no joy, passion, or peace in the process as well as no open-mindedness to fully strengthen the vessel.
Although this sibling was first to the water, this vessel just as quickly fell apart and never got to the island.
The next sibling had a victim-mindset and was overwhelmed with the creation of the vessel. Self-disbelief, fear, victimhood, second-guessing, doubting, and lengthy moments of over-thinking hindered any legitimate action. Experiencing true “paralysis by analysis” ultimately this sibling never even reached the water!
The third sibling leaned into low consciousness and low awareness, and so felt they could just use someone else’s vessel. Lack of confidence, lack of consciousness and reflection in how they actually have responsibility, authenticity, and unique energy, this sibling took and used another’s vessel thinking it would work for them.
Upon taking it to the sea, it dawned on this sibling that he had no awareness of the vessel, its details, its abilities and limitations; it was not his own.
It was created for the likings of another; created for the abilities and comforts of another; created to define an approach to the water that was not one's own.
Because of this - this sibling grew confused and weary, and was forever lost at sea.
The last sibling was the most intriguing of all, for this sibling led with powerful mindsets and beliefs of peace, opportunity, non-judgment, responsibility, care, collaboration, community, wisdom, empowerment, and pure joy in the process.
This sibling had something that the others did not - a Coach.
This coach was someone who the sibling could go to for a safe, efficient space to vent, explore, gain clarity, and capitalize on energy!
Through empowering conversation and dialogue, balancing inner reflection, strategizing, along with conscious, authentic, energetic, purposeful action, this sibling was constantly able to live in a true and powerful way.
Care for diverse perspectives, non-judgmental willingness to ask others for help and support, this sibling was able to create a vessel fit for any condition of the sea.
The obstacles and challenges faced in the creation of the vessel were perceived as opportunities, learning lessons, and calibrations, not only for the betterment of this vessel, but for themselves, as well as others. He truly found joy and creativity in the journey with little time in moments of stress!
Although not being the first one to the water, this sibling was ultimately the one to find the island’s treasure.
Not only did this sibling discover this treasure but realized the true treasure was two-fold.
One: the confident ability, freedom, and vision to journey beyond this island - not controlled by stress, fear, doubt, judgment of self and of others, and un-serving mental programming - was a true treasure.
Two: that this sibling knew this transformational concept of a coach was something that could and should be spread, shared, and encouraged for others to experience as well!
So this sibling set out to not only find and empower the other siblings but set out on an eternal journey to spread this concept to everyone. This was a true treasure.
There was authentic investment towards the constant strengthening of mindset, perception, attitude, belief, energetics, and responses. And such an empowering process of embracing responsibility, reconciliation, human connection, non-judgmental open-mindedness, produced creativity, joy, wisdom, and peace.
Immense confidence, clarity of vision, and limitless potential were felt because this sibling had faith, hope, and love in their being and their vessel.
For one does not only create their vessel but one must captain it as well.
What kind of vessel will YOU create and captain for your journey?
-Created and Written by Jens Cole