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“Consciousness is your operating system. Mindfulness is the upgrade.”
 

Imagine for a moment that you were a computer. What sort of error messages would you have seen already today?

SYSTEM ERROR:
Information overload. Status: critical.
 

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SYSTEM ERROR: 

You are attempting to relax. This function is not permitted.SYSTEM ERROR:
Anxiety detected. Processing may be haphazard.SYSTEM ERROR:
Internet distraction detected. Program: CREATIVITY quit unexpectedly.SYSTEM ERROR:
Emotions detected. Attempting to override.

SYSTEM ERROR:
Exhaustion detected. Seek caffeine/sugar.

SYSTEM ERROR: 
Depression detected. Run program: SMILE.

SYSTEM ERROR: 
Unable to shut down. SLEEP program unavailable.

SYSTEM ERROR:
Human software SAMEOLD is corrupted.

RECOMMENDED ACTION:
Please install MINDFULNESS.

 

 

 

How many of these system errors ring true for you? Quite a few…? Don’t worry. You are not alone.Let’s take stock for a moment and acknowledge that working professionals are facing more demands on their consciousness than at any time in human history. Whilst advances in the technologies of data-sharing and connectivity have been exponential, advances in our human ability to process information have not. Consequently, we are measurably losing crucial human capacities, including reading, solitude, memory, sleep, journeying, creativity, listening, learning and relationship…It is hardly surprising that anxiety, stress, burnout, addiction and depression flourish in our homes and workplaces under these conditions.. Fortunately, companies are now beginning to take wellbeing seriously and corporate mindfulness training programs are being brought in to offer this long overdue upgrade in professional consciousness.Mindfulness offers a gentler way of expressing excellence. It introduces you once again to the breath, to stillness, to authenticity and to focus. From there it may take you back into your creativity, your enthusiasm and even your purpose.

How does Mindfulness do this?

Well, it is a tool and a technique. It is also an approach to life. By increasing awareness and focus through simple practices it gradually teaches us how to be busy without being anxious, how to be assertive without being cold, how to listen and remain present, how to be the very best whilst championing (not sacrificing) personal wellbeing.

More than those things, the rise of mindfulness heralds a revolution in consciousness. We have no way of knowing how our world will change as a result, but we have every reason to be optimistic. For mindfulness is founded on principles of presence, truth and compassion. Whilst we need not fear that mindfulness will make business soft, we may find corporations, and the professionals within them, becoming increasingly self-aware, emotionally intelligent and responsible for their impact within the corporate environment and the world at large…

Neil Seigman of: www.theconsciousprofessional.com wrote this article, all of which can be read in the Huffington Post.

May I join him in saying that I too am looking forward to a very bright, and conscious, future!

 

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Interested in learning more about Mindfulness at Work or enquiring about a customised workplace mindfulness programme, please contact Joanne.

 

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