A coach I work with has become obsessed with sword swallowing.
She’s not training to do it, but she loves the metaphor of it. She shared this the other day:
In order to swallow a sword, you must override every instinct.
As the sword descends down the throat into the esophagus, on its way to the belly, it nudges the heart to the left.
I was so struck by this.
The thought of learning, choosing, to insert a giant blade into your mouth down your gullet, nudging your heart and into your belly, is quite distasteful to me!
And yet impressive to consider.
When I think about the big challenges of my life, especially the one that I’m in this moment, when I have to fight my instincts to run, this metaphor is a reminder that it can be done.
That we can overcome the instincts of our body, with the knowing of our hearts.
Someone has to really want to become a sword swallower to do that, to feel called deeply.
If you feel called to leave big law or the practice, if you are terrified, and yet – no, you must, must, must do this for your life…
Book your consultation here, because leaving big law might feel to you like learning how to swallow swords.
But with guidance, love and a community – you’ll see it’s more like puddle jumping.
Bit by bit. No sharp edges.
With love and ease,