• Eimear Stassin

The Most Westerly Edge


On my walk to the edge to Pointe du Raz, Finisterre, France

As I walked along the path to the Pointe du Raz in Frances' magical most westerly point in Finisterre, I watched the vast ocean current struggle and strain under the sheer volume of liquidy sea. Sparkling so beautifully in the still hot evening sun. Inhaling the wild fresh smell of salty sea air.


I remembered David Whyte's poem as I followed the path along the cliff edge, weaving through the purple heather. Gulls sqwaking overhead. The warm wind blowing them sideways!


And to abandon the shoes that brought you here right at the water's edge, not because you had given up but because now, you would find a different way to tread, and because, through it all, part of you would still walk on, no matter how, over the waves. - from Pilgrim, David Whyte

I sat a while at the edge just watching and marvelling at this rocky peninsula, as my family caught up behind me.


It is, a different Finisterre his poem is about. Of the Camino de Santiago in Spain. A different edge. A different West. Yet a similar experience to the edge of the land based world!


I too guide clients to their edges, the metaphoric edges of their knowing. We can sit a while to rest and wait, for beyond these edges, new information lies, Waiting to be discovered, acknowledged and listened to.


It invariably bubbles up and emerges in some surprising way from within or around my client. So they can easefully take action and make the changes they want to make.


Most recently, for one client, this has been in the form of expanding their business in the way that's right for them.


For another client is has been to find the clarity they needed in their current career.

All in unique, magical and powerful ways beyond the edges of knowing in each moment and each Soul Based Coaching session.


Contact me if you are yearning to "abandon the shoes that brought you here...[and] find a different way to tread".


Listen in to David Whyte reciting this poem here. It's even more evocative in his own voice as he guides you to the edge.