The purpose of this post is to give you a short synopsis of the journey from continually reacting to the challenges of life. And to switch to a liberated mind, that has learned to listen to arising emotions and accurately assess what the real issues are that I’m currently facing.
Having spent the first forty years of my life in a constant state of always reacting to situations and people, I’m permitting myself to pass on what I learned, and in doing so, help you make the transition from head to heart with far less pain than I endured.
Hopefully, I help you progress to absolute clarity as quickly as possible.
Decades ago, like most entrepreneurs, I was very thirsty to learn the tricks of the trade, which would propel me faster to my goals. I read a vast number of self-help books, and while many were helpful, at a fundamental level, they only strengthened my then current concept of myself as being flawed and incomplete.
When I look at the NOW: Currently we rock from crisis to crisis. Many believe we are at a tipping point where we could plunge deeper into catastrophic environmental problems.
However, those of us who are optimistic believe we are on the cusp of a paradigm shift.
There is a growing thirst for us to get a handle on our current situation.
To cut to the chase, I believe our first task is to wake up to the real nature of mind. And break free from the hypnotic trance of the separated self.
Currently, I’m reading: A NEW REPUBLIC OF THE HEART: An Ethos for Revolutionaries by Terry Patten.
He articulates beautifully where we are currently at, and some possible scenarios as to how we might solve these mammoth challenges.
My personal view is we first must understand our innate nature. And that is very simple; we need to understand we can “tune–in” to the present moment frequently each day until it becomes continuous.
We need to understand our own identity to be a continuum of pure, perfect awareness. It’s not difficult, but it does challenge us to break free of much of the conventional conditioning that has been our modus operandi until now.
To the degree we learn to accept our emotions, we enter a new phase of evolutionary development. When we operate solely from the head, we are likely to come from a place of neediness to correct our deficient self-image.
As we learn to master our emotions, we can let them rise and fall naturally, and become more intuitive.
Our choices are more heartfelt, and we become more congruent with ourselves.
Our decision making becomes less reactive and more deeply connected with providing excellent service to our clients.
If you would like to know more about Mindful Leadership, let’s engage and have a call.
To the “Undivided Leader” in you.
Joe & Thomas