mindfulness

Finding Answers Through Intentional Listening

In times of small challenges and big ones, the first thing we can do is just listen.

Taking the time to actively listen to ourselves, others, and the world around us not only gives us knowledge and insight but calmness and stability too.

What is your mind, body, spirit trying to show you?

What are others trying to tell you with their words, body, actions?

What are the trees, birds, winds, rivers trying to teach you?

The answers are within and around us, we just need to first be able to listen for them.

How to daydream to boost your creative leadership

Riding the subway home the other day I caught myself daydreaming. It was a wonderful feeling. The rattling of the train, the faces and the sounds around me ... all of them slipped away as my brain turned in on itself. I felt my ideas start to wander. I felt the joy of discovery, watching where my brain roamed free of my own judgement, free to just be.

I used to daydream all the time. I was known for it back in high school in Australia. I remember sitting cross-legged in a circle of girlfriends. Everyone would be talking and I would zone out. My friends knew the look — my gaze went distant, my eyes stopped blinking.