The Miracle of "Context"
Martin Cohen is a nationally recognized professional coach, business consultant, strategist and mediator who inspires and empowers individuals and businesses throughout the country in achieving unprecedented levels of success and productivity. With offices in New York City and Weston, Florida, Martin is recognized in the media, including the New York Times where he has been described by his fellow peers and clients as a "Master Consultant". Martin is well known for being uniquely passionate in a way that enables him to partner with clients so they gain access to his passion and enthusiasm in bringing pinnacle levels of effectiveness and satisfaction to their lives.
The miracle of context is clearly and powerfully spoken from deep within your self and consciously created as a new reality. You are literally "framing" the specific issue or problem or breakdown to a worldview and what was previously upsetting you is recontextualized allowing the upset to occur as either trivial or losing its grip on you.
Most of what we are confronted with as committed and hard-working people seems to be as either things to deal with, or a multitude of tasks and actions coming at you from every angle. All of this stuff could be classified as "content" that is hard and real, much of which is tangible and unavoidable like health and financial issues and conflicts within relationships, both personal and in business. All the above could be considered to be content that is totally consistent with living day-to-day.
In fact, the busier you are, the more content you are dealing with. Without accessing context, you are vulnerable to being beaten down by a sea of virtually impossible situations that has a huge cost on your vitality, your commitments and your future.
A recent example of utilizing "creating context" happened when a professional trainer was about to lead a staff workshop and called to say she had a terrible cold and was congested, believed she would be severely ineffective, and perhaps she should cancel the workshop. I spoke to her about the possibility that she was eliminating toxins and purifying, and that she was at a critical time in her life, completing and freeing herself from the past. I suggested that the cold and mucous was representative of all the "stuff" that she had been holding onto and to please be grateful for this cold rather than that there is something wrong or that she is sick. Almost immediately, context was present, shifting not only the way she felt but actually had her excited about getting to work. My experience was of speaking to another person. Certainly, creating context is not a substitute for being responsible, taking care of yourself or seeing a doctor. The ability to "create context" is consistent with being a leader.
Creating context wisely is inspiring, empowering and an untapped resource that contains no limitations and permits a big picture perspective. Context is distinct unto its own and has the capacity to be created as an opportunity no matter how significant the breakdown seems. This may be your time to commit to being coached and trained in exercising an innate skill that results in having the miracle of context always present and available to you and yours.