Socratic method of midwifery
Are you ready to give birth to yourself?
After my blog post about knowing yourself, I am going to ask you a more profound question today. But if you haven’t read my post yet, I suggest you read it first, and I am looking forward to meeting you back here. If you have read it, let’s deepen our journey with a question.
Out of all that you have done to this day, what would you like to be remembered for in your life?
At the end of my article, I expect the answer to this question from you!
One of the founders of Greek philosophy, Socrates is one of the ancient Greek philosophers. The Socratic Method is a method that Socrates uses in his philosophical questionings, consisting of 3 stages.
In this method, the philosophical thinker is not the one who provides the information, but rather the one gets the other person to find it. In its simplest form, it is a method of acquiring knowledge. In the first stage, he asks questions to the person and analyzes what he does or does not know. In the second stage, he approaches with ironies; and in the last stage, he starts to direct the information and gets the other person to find it.
The person reaches the knowledge of Socrates with an inner vision that he gains from his answers to questions. The Socrates method, an active teaching methodology, is the first foundation of mentoring.
One of his students asks Socrates a question, and the answer of the master mentor summerizes the whole subject. Even though you give everyone rhetoric lessons and teach them the art of oratory, why don’t you go out there and give a speech? Son, said Socrates, the sharpening stone is not sharp, but it manages to sharpen even the hardest iron…
The mind’s longing is always to be extraordinary. Ego always wants to be recognized. Some reach it with wealth, politics, others with fame; some with miracles, with power, and some with deception, but the desire is always the same for the ego. No one wants to be ordinary; no one wants to be nobody.
Only few people are unafraid of being no one. Because, in this case, most of them will lose all personality. Their fame, their titles and their reputation will all go away. Wise people and their lives are far from this fear. They have a strong inner vision of pure existence.
They find eternity, immortality, the way to exist through mentorship and the works they leave behind. They leave works of art with the wisdom that what they need to materialize in the physical is essentially spiritual bonds. They do not experience internal ambivalence.
What are you doing, with what intentions, for what service?
Is it just for yourself or for the whole and for yourself in the whole?
These wise thinkers, who succeeded in becoming one with life by becoming free from responsibilities and exceeding the limiting mental criteria; they don’t think, what will others think of me, or that, I will be judged by the outside world.
Opening your heart…
Opening your heart is not just about love and relationships. Opening your heart is also going beyond the walls of your mind. It is transcending the mind, which does not allow the heart to open up. Being able to change and question their point of view enables them to interpret by looking from different points of view.
However, minds questioning the world with materiality or the physical fall into error with the thought that spending time on spirituality will destroy everything. Fearing that opening the heart will bring great destruction, they fail people by making other choices and moving forward with the dictated doctrines. The loneliness and chaotic environments created by the paths drawn with material expectations can lead people in this mentality to follow the wrong course.
The question is as that of the wise mentor Socrates’ method;
WHAT IS A COMPASS? WHO IS THE COMPASS?
The trap that everyone falls for from time to time is to get lost in the forest, on the trails to get somewhere, to be recognized, to gain prestige, to rise. People only start to contemplate when the promises made are not kept, the decisions left in the air cannot be put into practice, and the desired destination is not reached.
Someone who has learned to be reborn from himself no matter what, no matter how difficult and harsh the conditions seem, will come to the point where it all will make him very happy in the long run.
Fully trust life experiences from the past, but love yourself with your essence, and always form bonds of love. Some will make sense of it in their own way, and eternal bonds will be formed with others. The examples of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle are the most beautiful reflections of eternity. Take off your masks, face them, and communicate with yourself so that, as you are learning the lessons of life, you can approach yourself with understanding and compassion.
Failure is an illusion.
As he moves away from the chaotic environment, the chaos moves away from his life as well, and the journey of the path to success with the harmony of sincerity also becomes enjoyable. It should undoubtedly be remembered that those who are authentic to themselves, who are sincere, who are honest regardless of the price, who tell themselves the truth, successfully proceed on the path of wisdom because the truth is the reality. It protects you from reflections of illusion, from the walls of the mind; and to feel this freedom is priceless. To bring clear solutions to your life, you must first be honest with yourself.
What do you really want?
Take the necessary step. What do you have to balance in your life?
When you silence that saboteur inside you that pulls you into the trap of nonchalance, you will grow up and expand yourself that you keep finding acts in a way a little child would not. After the point where you successfully go through the life lessons, find and know yourself; when the past is accepted as an experience and moved on, it is time to rise. Let’s rise together!
To live worthy of yourself, surrender yourself to the moonlight that illuminates the darkness, and you will find your way in the forest. Not fearing the unknown, being free from the thoughts gnawing away at your mind in the forest, opening your heart will win you over. You won’t miss a moment of the future.
That’s why we offer voluntary coach training in our first step. That’s why coachees receive coaching. That’s why I am with you as your mentor. Being afraid of failure, of making a mistake, or of making decisions that repeat similar failures always holds the individual back.
The real secret to your future success is possible with choicelessness, because you are never separate from the whole. You are just a wave in the ocean, and a wave does not think of itself as separate from the ocean. The ocean, wherever it takes the wave, moves in that direction, willingly, rejoicingly.
You decide which ocean you will be in. Be a coach who provides coach training or be a coachee who receives coach training. Continue to serve yourself in the field of coaching, serving the whole, but don’t think of yourself as separate from the ocean, whether it takes you to the ACC, PCC, or MCC.
All the oceans cover the world, and they never think of themselves as separate from the whole. Holistic life & business coach training program is based on integrity.
And for those who resort to tricks, what is hidden will always be illuminated. If you want to move in the direction you intend to, all the answers are within you. Let the moonlight illuminate your dark forest, it will lead you to the answers you seek. I see the exhaustion of your heart constantly running into the same stone walls, but the power of free will that will dominate the power of thought, is also with you.
Failure is a delusion.
For flying high, receiving recompense for your work and making your dreams come true, victory is near.
Now I repeat the question. Out of all that you have done to this day, what would you like to be remembered for in your life?
You step aside and observe how the story will unfold. You are waiting for an opportunity. You have conflicts in your inner world with things that don’t come naturally, you are unable to figure it all out.
While one side is powerful enough to say “I will build my world, I will overcome it all”, one side is in despair, and does not have the courage to claim the area it loves and values. You create thought patterns and shut yourself down.
Anxiety, fear… you shut your heart on the path you choose. You are losing your innocence. You say, I pushed my limits, I did what I had to do, it’s not happening. And when you say, there are mountains between me and my dream, you cannot see that what you call mountains are hillocks.
What are your feelings, my future mentor?
Can you unwittingly be the main character of a story that you will tell with wisdom when mentoring in the future?!
Or, my future supervisor coach, with your experience, can you coach a colleague with less experience than you?!
I will be with you again when you talk from your experience.
“The unexamined life is not worth living
All I know is that I know nothing.
I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing.
To find yourself, think for yourself.
True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing
There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance.