I’m Peter Winslow. As a life coach in private practice I’ve counseled a lot of people on what it takes to be authentically healthy and abundant. Most people I meet who haven’t achieved what they want in life feel that some form of self-improvement is what they most need.
Not so, according to life coach Derek Rydall, coiner of the “Law of Emergence.” His principle maintains that believing you need to improve yourself is the biggest block to your fulfillment.
Derek says that a belief in so-called “self-improvement” only leads to a feeling that we’re somehow broken, or that we are less than we really are.
So “self-improvement” is an illusion, a pernicious misconception, because the Self is already perfect, whole and complete. You may seek to improve your talents, abilities and circumstances, but at your core you are perfect as you are, and as you are becoming.
The Law of Emergence maintains that just as an acorn conceals the mighty oak tree within it, your true Self contains its own highest purpose. In time, that purpose will emerge organically, and more powerfully than you have so far imagined.
Seeking self-improvement is misguided folly that can breed feelings of inadequacy—which then require even more “self-improvement.” It becomes a vicious cycle, like trying to dig one’s way out of a deeper and deeper hole.
If an acorn could think, would it try to be good enough to become what it already is—the mighty oak? And how about the caterpillar? Should it strive to look prettier so it can become a beautiful butterfly?
It’s time you knew that, like the acorn and the caterpillar, you already have everything you need to be the ideal you. And this awareness, this quality of being, is what will determine the quality of your life. –Peter Winslow