I’ve never been one for attending workshops. So when a client, who is a Life Coach, offered me a free pass to attend her workshop I hesitantly agreed. It was a few years back in the heart of Hollywood. It was meant to be an all day affair. After I made up my mind to go the questions came. Where would I park? What do I take? I could immediately feel the resistance of going. Anyway, off I went early on a Saturday morning with an open mind. The workshop started promptly at 8:00 with an attentive class. I assumed that most of the participants were actors looking for that edge to motivate them to the next level. I chose to sit in the back of the workshop hoping not to be noticed. It didn’t take long before I realized my desire not to participate wouldn’t last. Within a short time there was the pep speech on how we can achieve anything if we set our mind to it. We were asked to pair up and talk to our partners about the thing holding us back and then share that with the class. The day just got longer and longer. Not to knock the class but I really didn’t learn anything new at the end of the day. Although it was a gift I decided to pay for the two CD packets just to say thank her for inviting me. I walked out wondering how I could have lost such a beautiful day. It made me think that it was life that is really the workshop. We don’t have to spend weekends or long days in closed rooms. Instead we can raise our awareness with the things we do in life. There’s never a time that we can ever stop learning. Life is a process and our experiences are our teachers. Everything presents us an opportunity for growth. Nothing is static in this ever changing Universe. That includes our learning process. The way to the head of the class is to embrace what we truly are- the feeling of love. With kindness and compassion we learn that life rewards those that love. We don’t have to be sitting in the back of the class to know this.