We’re living in a time where there is so much political unrest, anger stemming from the unrest, security as we’ve known it is continuing to dwindle, many are choosing the beautiful yet challenging entrepreneurial path, we’re being pushed to be better performers, more productive, and the list goes on.
In the midst of all of this, a very important conversation needs to take center stage…
The Power of Calm.
It’s time to acknowledge the positive influence that cultivating inner calm has on our lives, those around us, and the greater good.
Now, does this mean we should…
Stop speaking up?
Just chill out and take less action?
Not feel the emotion that comes from fear?
Forgo evolving our capabilities?
But, we have to accept the discomfort in order to progress.
Acceptance dissolves resistance. Inner peace follows.
And that’s when we’re able to arrive at and return to a clear, centered state no matter what we’re doing, feeling, or what’s happening around us.
This is when we become unstoppable.
So, what is the way to this mode of being?
Mindful presence. Mindful presence is the way.
As we become mindful…
We become more alert, less anxious, and more receptive.
All distractions fall away and our instinct leads.
We get out of our heads and get into our experiences.
We’re connected to our highest self and surroundings. Not because we’re perfect, but because we’re in full acceptance of what’s occurring in that moment. This is why we’re so conscious of the next choice, whether it be the words that are communicated, the opportunity to take, or the note to play. And so on.
In short, we become…
Less reactive and more responsive.
More connected to ourselves, one another, and the source of whatever we’re experiencing.
Better activists, leaders, friends, performers and partners.
It begins within each one of us.
We must create the calm.
The true catalyst for sustainable change and the foundation of well-being.
Here are 5 simple practices to help you cultivate more of it:
Originally published at medium.com