An interview with Tara Stricker Life Coach
What is the biggest obstacle you have had to overcome in your life?
Some would say the biggest struggle I have had to overcome was the loss of my husband, but that experience was simply the invitation and motivation to unravel myself and to come back home to the truth of who I am.
Maybe you are feeling your invitation because of a loss? This could be a death, a diagnosis, being downsized or experiencing a divorce. What is common among all of these is that you have gone through a fundamental loss that has you asking “who am I really?”. That is because most of us have built up this persona around who we are based on the external world.
We label ourselves wives/husbands, mothers/fathers, professionals, able-bodied, and many others. Whatever it is for you, when you lose that, you feel the loss on a core level, like you have lost part of yourself. This puts most people in a tailspin, especially if they have placed a lot of their self-worth around that label.
The quick answer to who am I? … you are everything and nothing! You are all the things you identify with but beyond that, you are a wonderful, beautiful Soul who does not need to be anything to be something. How do you get to this understanding? Well, it is different for everyone. There is no one-size-fits-all journey, no quick tips to help you come back to this fundamental truth.
Your journey is as unique and special as you are. What I can tell you though is that the journey starts with one step loving yourself enough to want to know who you are at your depths. Whatever your journey is, to me the key piece is reconnecting to your Soul as it is the one who holds the map for your journey.
What are your three top tips to overcome the obstacle?
- Learn to hear your wisdom amidst the mind chatter. What does it feel like in your body? and how does it sound?
- Trust in your guidance, even when it comes up against programming or beliefs that make it seem unbelievable.
- Follow it! It will lead you through a path that requires your awareness, willingness to heal, and the reprogramming of what no longer fits.