Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. beBee Brand Ambassador en Love and Road, Publishers & Bloggers MSc. International Management and Creative Writer • Excellent fit to company with core values Passion, Openness and Inspiring Positivity 29/11/2016 · 1 min de lectura · 1,6K

Coaching Exercise: Expose The Thorn. Our Reward? A Golden Kiss From The Rose!

We are all magnificent roses in disguise. Awesome beauties. From the inside out. Yes, we are all that and so much more. We might have forgotten it. We might have been brainwashed. By ourselves and/or by others. As a result, we waste time by not living our life to the fullest. We could remain too long in the shadow of life. It is cold out there. Life is not meant to stay in the dark forest.

With the new year approaching and the old year closing, why not making a promise to ourselves to expose our thorns, so that our rose can truly blossom? We have nothing to lose. And even when we make ourselves believe we do, we still are better off by working towards greatness. When we change our way we look at things, we change the world around us. Let us break the patterns that hinder us from thriving.

How do we expose the thorn? We can ask someone we love, and who is always honest towards us, what we can do to be a better partner. We need to listen to that person and have the courage to accept their answer as it comes. Do not see it as a judgement. It is a blessing expressed with love. Be grateful for those presents offered by the people that cross our path. Let us say thank you to those heroes in our life that support us to do things differently. Thank YOU.

We do not need to be perfect. Accept that truth. We all have thorns. When we expose all thorns - one by one - our rose will shine more and more. By putting it in the spotlights and giving it our conscious attention, the thorn becomes less toxic. Change bad habits. The thorn starts to fade away. Communicate with others about the thorns in our life, help each other to tackle them all. Let us release the best in us.

The thorn does not like the light. It cannot stand a touch of love. Now that we know the answer of how we can make our life more sunny, what will we do today, to contribute to a better world? Which thorn will we remove? What does not serve us any longer? Do we have the courage to let it go? Enjoy the change. And the joy will change us.

By Liesbeth Leysen

Coaching Exercise: Expose The Thorn. Our Reward? A Golden Kiss From The Rose!(Photo Credit: David Niblack,

#3 thanks @Angel Cabrera


#4 thanks so much @CityVP Manjit

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#5 thanks so much @Irene Hackett. Beautiful remark.

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Donna-Luisa Eversley 30/11/2016 · #6

Thanks for sharing @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc.. sometimes we can't see the flaws and need some help to identify their existence... great personal development advice🙂🐝🐝

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Irene Hackett 30/11/2016 · #5

I love your contributions on beBee @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc - always filled with gentleness, kindness. This one in particular is a wonderful reminder for all - to accept ourselves in all imperfection but to strive for awareness of those traits that are keeping us from living life fully. I am sharing this in the Sanctuary Hive & on twitter!

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CityVP 🐝 Manjit 30/11/2016 · #4

I say enjoy the beautiful blossom of the rose by keeping the rose attached to life. The thorns are there to protect the rose, but we human beings have become accustomed to pluck beauty for ourselves, rather than appreciate nature for all of nature's wonder. The thorns hurt us because they were put there by nature and not by man-made mechanics and yes, it is true that as a species we have suffered from human being plucking human beings, and the rose is simply one more line item that human beings pluck.

The act of removing a rose so we can have it is a human act, but it removes a living rose and turns it into an artifact. I don't want to be an artifact but attached to life force just as a rose is attached to a life force, that the thorns protect - and in this way the metaphor of the rose embraces the whole and not the part - we can appreciate the fullness of the flower and the life-giving value of the plant, and when we do we accord plant intelligence with the same reverence we should have for human intelligence.

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Angel Cabrera 30/11/2016 · #3

Gracias por recordarme y darme el empujon que me asia falta esa motivasion que avia olvidado de creer en my te lo agradesco suerte y muchas gracias

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