“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” -Aristotle
Mindful observing is easy to learn with some practice and is scientifically proven to benefit your quality of life psychologically, emotionally and physically. All too often, your life can be spread too thin, and it becomes important to center yourself so you can perform your work to your best capacity, and actually live a healthy and happy, meaningful life. Easier said than done for most, but we’re going to give you a leg up. What you accomplish in this simple course will give you the most reward with least time commitment. You are worth it and the members of your community that you work with deserve it.
There is little room for error in your line work when dealing with stressful situations. You can’t afford to be tightly wound or make decisions based on biased or irrational reactions of the survival brain. It only takes an instant to change the course of your life and others. Thus, you need to enroll your full awareness into each moment. You also can enroll your subconscious and your intuition to help transform your behavioral patterns.
When your thoughts are scattered, out of sync with your feelings, and your actions are out of sync with both. This means you need to take a beat to center yourself and connect to inner stillness so that you can drop back into a place of calm, brilliant focus in the real present moment. So to recap, your goal is to:
1. Notice when thoughts are disempowering, scattered or your fight or flight response is revving up.
2. Take-a-beat as soon as possible
The more you repeat this new pattern, the faster and easier it will become. Your mind and body are interconnected, and the condition of one affects the other. Using breath awareness to control your mental state will become second nature to you. We are going to guide you in taking a beat and engaging in breath. It is often said that at the end of our lives we are more likely to regret the things we did not do than the things we did. There's only one way to find out. You just never know until you try. Ready… Set… Grow