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In work and in life it serves us to be ruthlessly honest with ourselves around what it is we’re really doing in this moment – in our interactions with others, with ourselves, with our environment. When we’re being generous, are we really giving, or are we trading? In the search for clarity, are we seeking or are we seeing? In relationship, are we collaborating with each other or are we testing each other? Are we serving others or are we pleasing others? Are we open to receive or are we expecting gain?
The list could go on. And each of these positions will have their own intention.
In many ways what I’m setting up as opposing positions can look one and the same on the face of it, but the energy underneath is quite different. You create according to your deepest intention. In this respect how you show up in the world creates your experience of the world. How you show up as a leader creates the effectiveness of your team.
It seems to me the mind is a tricky place to live inside, until we understand its magic – how we are processing what’s real to create the reality we live inside – and then we can marvel at our own illusions. Then we get to take ourselves less seriously and get on with living – in effect, we become conscious of ourselves as BOTH the magician and the illusion that is created. This is a powerful place to find ourselves, a place of freedom beyond words, coherence and alignment between mind, body and soul. When we emerge in this space I notice synchronicity occurs. Life takes on a magical quality.
Prior to that, if our intentions are muddled – if we believe we’re doing one thing when we’re really doing something else – we create states of frustration and paralysis for us to live inside. If I take a meta-perspective, it seems to me that’s perfectly valid as an experience of life. Chunking down, not so great if we want to be conscious creators, effective at getting things done.
About the Author
I coach high achievers in the performing arts and music industries, together with entrepreneurs and leaders in corporate. I'm drawn to work with pioneers and innovators. "The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes" Marcel Proust
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