Well, amidst finals (and this time is the last time…) I’ve been re-calibrating from an amazing trip. It was four days spent at a Zen center just outside of San Francisco, essentially in the middle of a Redwood forest. What for, you ask? For inspiration, collaboration and re-generation. My time was spent with around 30 lawyers and law students, all at different points in their lives and careers. Not everyone is even studying law in a formal school environment. These are out-there folks doing incredible things… From conscious contracts to sharing law and mindfulness education, my sense of why I am entering this field and how I fit into it were strengthened through the community we all formed.
Unless you are extremely lucky or have done a lot of healing, you probably are experiencing them. Examples of these repeating patterns are: continuously finding yourself in relationship with emotionally unavailable partners or in unsatisfactory jobs, and repeatedly being abandoned or laid off.
Exercise: Can you think of any other repeating patterns you have witnessed in people? Do you have (or have you had) any of these patterns?
These patterns could be referred to as “fractal pattern” or “lifetrap”. By understanding how these play out in YOUR life, you can reap the following benefits:
Imagine having to leave your firm due to harassment. Then imagine joining a new firm, a small one owned by a former classmate, only to find out that your new colleagues have all kinds of history with each other, and, oh yeah, your (now married) ex also works there…while you’re still single. This was the […]