Completing Eric Maisel's Creativity
walked out to my rural mailbox and opened its hinged door
as usual. As I reached inside to pull out the day's mail,
I noticed a big yellow envelope sitting on top of a rolled
up mass of slick ads from local retailers. Noticing the words "First Class, Do Not Bend" written
across the front, I immediately knew what it was.
My "Certificate of Completion" from
Coach Training I recently finished with
Maisel, Ph.D. had arrived. I don't know why moments
like this are so exciting — it was as if the culmination
of 16-weeks of training and working in tandem with productive,
creative clients was symbolically encapsulated onto a piece
of paper inside a big yellow envelope addressed to me. Opening
such envelopes is always a rewarding ritual.
When people say that "a piece of paper doesn't mean anything,"
I wonder if they ever think about the emotional, mental, or
spiritual investment they made of themselves prior to, and
in order for that mere piece of paper to be generated. Marriage.
Surely that is key. What we value and invest ourselves into
always holds some meaning for us. Doesn't it?
"for successful completion of Eric Maisel's Creativity
Coaching Training Granted February 6, 2006"
The piece paper
just reminds us of that fact. •
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