The shift brings silence. The silence of my thoughts. The silence of my surroundings. I notice how my feet carry my body, lift me. My face muscles relax. My brain muscles relax. I can now look up, and look around. I see where I am and start to sense what is here, in presence.
In life and leadership we need to be able to let go, before we can let come. Sometimes a hike in the forest is enough to tap into our greater consciousness, other times we need more than that to re-sync with ourselves and our purpose. How often aren’t we focussed on the destination, on the hills we need to climb or on the tightness of our focus and our brain? While feeling pressure to make things work we try to move forward by working even harder, by holding on tighter, by sticking to the plan that was made. But instead of being agile, it makes us fragile. So whether it is with a walk, by meditating, by taking on coaching, by organizing multiple day team gatherings or something totally different, we need to create space to slow down. We need to take space. And with taking that space we should not judge it as ineffective time, or as standing still. We must honour slowing down as the time in which the real magic happens.
When slowing down we;
- access elevated awareness and (re)fresh perspective
- access our deeper knowing by combining wisdom from the heart, mind and body
- open up to deeper conversations and make meaningful connections
- gain clarity in complexity
- open up to opportunities or solutions that are wanting to happen
- make better decisions and move faster and more intentional