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THE REASON FOR ON THE SPIRITUAL EXERCISES OF ST IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA

When a deep growth path can arise from a crisis

THE REASON FOR ON THE SPIRITUAL EXERCISES OF ST IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA

When a deep growth path can arise from a crisis

I realize that the idea of ​​this course has a deep source. It comes from my strong and sincere conviction that it is possible to find a way to live a full life, in connection with the people around us. I discovered it during a personal crisis that I went through several years ago. A very tough period in my life which turned out to be an unexpected opportunity for rebirth. It resulted in the perhaps somewhat curious idea of ​​developing a programme for personal leadership that uses the Spiritual Exercises created by St. Ignatius of Loyola over 450 Years ago.

It all started with my burn out. I know what it means to feel the deep need to stop. I know what it means to have what is normally called success and to be completely dissatisfied despite it all. It happened to me in 2010. I had an executive management role in a global corporate. And one day I decided not to go to work – I could not get myself to get into the car and drive to work. For six months I sat at home staring out the window – beaten. I could not fathom what was happening. I kind of felt it was important.

After a year I had recovered (somewhat) and I was contacted by a global energy company for an interesting role. And since I needed to start earning again, I accepted the job. I worked like crazy, delivered beyond expectation and then decided to leave. Again. I was wondering: what example do I want to be for my children?

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So, this time I went to research in a more proactive and profound way and laid the foundations to start my personal leadership journey. I had already started taking meditation courses and practicing yoga. I had coaching been coaching people for a few years already, but I was looking for something else. In 2012 journey I met the person who was later to become my spiritual director. He introduced me to the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius of Loyola.

They have changed my life. At first it was strange, as I am not from a religious family and it seemed absurd to follow a path invented by a man who lived in the 1500s. But incredibly that path is still extremely current and it allowed me to look at myself in a mirror and to see what was blocking me, to embrace my vulnerability, to accept that I am the only person responsible for my life and that we are not obliged to take the shortest route.

It definitely opened me up to new possibilities, which I now want to share because I think they represent an excellent structure for the development of personal leadership. If you are curious about the programme you can find it here: http://bit.ly/navigating_Nov2019


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