Friday, 22 August 2014

More meditation means less mediation

As stated in my previous post I believe that self-awareness is the number one soft/people/leadership skill. It is closely followed by awareness of others. The greater our self-awareness and awareness of others the greater we inspire, influence and impact as leaders. And the less we need mediation.

A key pathway to self-awareness is meditation which is different to prayer as some wise people have noted. "Prayer is asking, meditation is listening."

When faced with a life-threatening illness 38 years ago my doctor taught me meditation. At the time I couldn't spell it let alone understand it. Meditation is a key to self-awareness and awareness of others.

There are many ways to meditate. Find a way or ways that suit you.

I prefer breath meditation, which was the way my doctor originally taught me. I also use
sitting in silence,
focusing on a single object or idea,
contemplating open-space in the sky, ocean, field,
walking alone.

Meditation clears the mind and opens the heart. I find it to be the ritual that most keeps my life in flow. How about You?

Be the difference you want to see in the world.
Ian
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