When you experience the deeper satisfaction of thinking and solving problems from your higher consciousness, that depth of satisfaction is not available at a lower consciousness. This deeper thinking allows leaders to develop better strategies.
An important path in higher-consciousness thinking is to let go of what we know because we build assumptions and beliefs from our knowledge, which will then limit us from what is possible. Our thoughts not only limit ourselves; they also limit all those we are in close contact with and, to a lesser degree, those we aren’t so close with.
If you keep thinking from the past and creating beliefs and assumptions from your past, then you will just keep recreating your past as your future.
Life in Balance
Miraval, a top-rated retreat in Tucson, Arizona, is, according to its website, “a place dedicated to opening eyes, minds, and hearts” that has “built its programming around the concept of Life in Balance.” I recently discussed this concept with Michael Tompkins, a former registered nurse and now CEO of Miraval, who told me that, nearly two decades ago, the founders of Miraval based their philosophy on the idea of mindfulness, with every class, every lecture, every spa service teaching their guests “the practice of living in the moment, being consciously aware of what is going on here and now.” This allows them to return to their homes able to “be in the moment to make the decisions that are important, whether they’re for themselves of their business.”
Miraval created a book, “Mindful Living,” designed to bring the resort to readers allowing them to learn how to mindfully celebrate each moment of life, even if they cannot get to the resort.
The resort and the book offer expertise from exercise psychologists to chefs to spiritual leaders, all centered on what it calls “the key tenets of the Miraval Philosophy.” With careful diet, special exercises and meditations, readers and visitors are able to experience balance, joy and expand their unique power to triumph over challenges.
Desired change in our life is completely attainable with the use of practical tools such as those that “Mindful Living” suggests. These are as simple as taking a breath to retain focus. The ability to remain in the present allows us to make mindful decisions and overall, enjoy a better life journey.
Exercise: Levels of a conscious decision.
What is a challenging question or situation where you need to make a decision on what to do? Take a moment to write that down.
Then take a moment and deepen and slow your breathing and thoughts. Become mindful of your options.
Think about as many different decisions you could make to solve your challenge. Include the lowest and highest consciousness choices you can come up with as well as everything in between.
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