Once, after a particularly claustrophobic, stressful and over-populated time when there hadn’t been air or space to escape to, suddenly, for a few days, I was alone. It was like emigrating to another planet ( in fact I was at home ). Who was this person I was living with, this strange, this reasonable, serene foreigner in the house: a becalmed woman who spent her time inwardly humming?
– Mirabel Osler
After meditating and focusing inward for several weeks or even months you may realize something: you aren’t who you thought you were. This moment of understanding your true nature, kensho in the Zen realm, can be a bit terrifying. What if I told you your understanding of who you are would continue to evolve – and change?
This understanding can be very powerful from both personal and professional leadership perspectives. Your confidence in your decisions, and even gut choices, will increase. You will feel and be seen as more authentic. Life will be more satisfying. Understanding creates purpose, and purpose enables focus and improvement.
Embrace and think about the unfolding revelation of your true nature. How does that change your leadership style, your decisions, your commitment to your family, and your career choices? Allow and relish those changes.