Tales of Transcendence

Limitless growth

Do you want to grow and renew continuously? How do you measure your growth?

Where do I end, and where do others begin? If I look at my body, my skin seems to form a natural borderline. All that is inside my skin, is part of me. The rest is the outside world. A puzzling conundrum: there are bacteria living inside me, some useful and some potentially harmful (read the article at ScientificAmerican). Are they a part of me, or aliens living inside me?

I’m more than my body. I sense my surroundings, construct my own perceptions, experience feelings, build beliefs and paradigms in my mind. My thoughts can travel to distant places and time. What if I am as big as my imagination? Did I grow into a giant the moment I first saw a Hubble photo of a distant galaxy?

Am I growing from inside out, or outside in? Do I have to “get my inner world in shape” first, in order to be present for others and face the outside world? Or do I need others to be able to find and face myself?

Perhaps the whole notion of a boundary between me and others is wrong? I grow faster if I regard the boundary as permeable, not solid. Perhaps I find my true self by letting go of the idea of a permanent me? Is my potential for mental growth infinite? Can I grow to the size of the universe? Am I already that big?

– all the best, Pexi

Reflection questions:

  • Do you perceive the outside world as friendly or threatening? Do you need a boundary between you and the others?
  • Do you grow from inside out, or vice versa? Or is it both?
  • Do you want to grow and renew continuously? How do you measure your growth?

By Pekka Pirhonen

I do human-centric strategic development involving individuals, teams and organizations. At all levels it’s about creating and directing energy, inner transformation, and synchronization of individual and collective awareness. A shift in being initiates a shift in action.

In my blog "Coaching Corner" at I speak mainly about individual transformation and self-leadership. However, my personal experience tells that there is no separate “me” - I happen in relationships with others and with nature. Therefore my main motto regarding transformative self-leadership says “lead yourself towards others and all living beings”.

And once you’ve established contact, open your heart and mind, listen carefully and engage in powerful dialogue. This will transform you, and the whole world. Be the transformation you want to see in the world.

I am a professional self-leadership coach with ICF PCC-certificate, with a lot of experience in virtual coaching. Interested in all kinds of virtual collaboration, coaching assignments and mutual learning.

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