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“The practice of mindfulness begins in the small, remote cave of your unconscious mind and blossoms with the sunlight of your conscious life, reaching far beyond the people and places you can see.” ~Earon Davis
If our leaders today made the choice of being mindful, they would not only reach far beyond the people and places that they can see but even touch and change their lives. We would have far more mindful workspaces, far more happier people and a far more actualized society.
In today’s day and age, we are constantly bombarded with information, we are distracted. According to Rasmas Hougaard of Potential Project, we are only present 53 % of the time. We suffer from ADT(attention deficit traits), all credit to the nonstop emails, SMS’s, WhatsApp messages; add to that the targets, the endless to-do lists and the busyness of life that plagues us. Most of us are walking towards death “mindlessly”.
There is an alternative to just leading from the top down.
If our leaders choose to make this conscious choice, of leading from the inside out, the dynamics of our interactions would be greatly enriched.
“Mindful Leadership” is a movement. It is the ability to lead from the bottom up, to gain the respect and recognition from others, and to do so in a manner that involves compassion, a willingness and readiness to put others and the mission before themselves. This can truly ever happen if we listen deeply, practice gratitude and humility. It is a mindset more than anything else.