I was born in a city where bridges connect two continents, Asia and Europe. At the time, there was none, and the only way to pass from one side to the other was through the waterway. Later on, when I was in primary school, they erected the first bridge. Then came the second, and then came the third one. That unique city is Istanbul, one that stretches out on both continents.
We lived on the Asian side. But starting from middle school, I passed the bridge to the European side every school day and later in life, every workday.
Going on both ways, I would look down to the sea and watch fishers’ small boats, big ships, and even submarines. I would dream of jumping on one of the gorgeous cruise ships and traveling to other countries like Greece, Italy, France, Spain, even the other side of the ocean, North and South America.
While connecting two opposite sides of the sea, the bridge would also connect me to my dreams.
I am that bridge
Interestingly enough, I see that same metaphor describing what I do now.
I embody being a bridge through my practice, both as a coach and a meditation teacher. I connect people with their goals, aspirations, and dreams. I unite them with their potential, their inner voice, their core.
Bridges give way to the ones who want to go further. They create a safe passage over deep precipices and wavy rivers. They stand strong and tall for anyone who passes by.
Being that bridge and seeing many amazing people reach their destination safe and sound is my job. That’s what gives me joy. That’s what makes me feel I have made a difference.
I open my arms wide and say this, filled with pride. “I am that bridge.”