Well the world is feeling uncertain with the world economy in chaos again. If you are in the USA or Europe and even in Australia it’s important to stay calm. Uncertainty is a part of life and the more calm you are within yourself the more able you will manage others and whatever happens in your life.
I know it sounds easy to say this if you don’t know if your job is safe and you have a mortgage and a family and other bills to pay. I’ve been through many crises in my own life and some of you will have also and for some of you it might be the first time you feel this uncertainty and anxiety. Anxiety is thinking in future time which has not occurred yet….get in the present moment.
Let me try to put it into perspective. Life itself is impermanent…..in other words….NOTHING is permanent!
It is a fact! You cannot argue with it because it is true. Civilisations have collapsed. Technology has changed. In nature we see things die and regenerate all the time. In human life we die and new babies are born all the time. Businesses come and go ; die and regenerate, industries die and new ones are born. It’s what LIFE is about….death and rebirth….it is a natural cycle of life.
Eckhart Tolle says “the down cycle is absolutely necessary for spiritual realization. You must have failed deeply on some level or experienced some deep loss or pain to be drawn into the spiritual dimension or your very success became empty and meaningless and so turned out to be failure.” He says that ” failure lies concealed in every success and success in every failure”.
If you understand the law of impermanence it will help you to manage people and changes that occur. Just encourage people to think about what they would really like to be doing next……I have clients who have moved to new countries, sold properties, changed relationships, become parents, embarked on new study, changed occupations etc etc because they got in touch with what they really wanted in that moment.
In the current climate people may need to talk about how they consolidate their finances, how they change their lifestyle so they don’t spend as much….sharing this could be very useful in teams right now.
Just being present with life is all we need to do…we still need to create and enjoy manifesting new things but at the same time know that in time we need to move on, objects become redundant, we become redundant our ideas become redundant. Go inside yourself and listen to the stillness within…it is peaceful, joyful and loving…..that is the spiritual connection you have with Life.
I have been studying for the last 2 years because when the GFC hit Australia training and coaching were the 1st occupations to be culled by corporate business. I decided that I didn’t want to be at the mercy of volatile conditions like that so I’d better learn how to do something about it. I’ve been living like a student, exercising my brain big time and feeling ALIVE and fulfilled . Take care now Jane