We know listening is key to healing conflict, yet we seldom know where or how to begin.
In this experiential live online session I led for the global Truth and Reconciliation Weekend, we explored listening through questions like:
How can listening catalyze healing between and within us? How can we listen to those we disagree with? How can we connect beyond our ideas of eachother, beyond right and wrong, good and bad, us Vs. them thinking?
This is a recording of a session facilitated by Ishita where we will experiment with a way of being in relation to each other and ourselves that deepens presence, authentic connection and heals division.
Bring your curiosity and the willingness to see and be seen to each exercise.
As you follow the recording, turn the questions being explored onto yourself and notice what you discover.
If you are moved by the session and wish to continue diving deeper, I hope you’ll join me and a group of peers committed to bettering the world.
The world is begging us to show up fully for ourselves and each other from a place of love.
Life in 2017 moves faster than we can keep up. Overstimulated, hyperconnected and always on the go, we seldom pause to self-center. Competing priorities vie for our scattered attention, and in the face of increasing workloads and pressures we navigate life on autopilot.
Stress or burnout inevitably follow, hijacking decision-making and communication, thereby straining relationships and inhibiting access to flow- the very place where creativity, innovation and joy thrive!
Overwhelmed, we start to question if it’s all worth our life energy. You may know this cycle. Through my time in the high stress design industry, I sure did.
So, how can we lead, work and thrive in the Attention Economy without sacrificing our sanity or well-being?
The key lies in our ability to align intention and attention- our skill at being present, here and now. Best practices in business and spirituality intersect at meditation, or in simpler terms, attention training. Efficacy lies in the mastering how our inner space meets the world.
Mindfulness and Meditation train our attention on which all else depends. Cultivating focus and self-centering develops flow. Presence, Self Regulation and Emotional Intelligence are vital to harness technical and leadership skills in the fast paced digital age.