“If you are going to be in the room, then be IN the room. Don’t be mentally somewhere else!” This is a favourite challenge of mine. How often as a leader are you not present or giving respectful attention to those you lead?
Worse still perhaps you have caught yourself listening well at work, yet not being present with your partner or children. I confess to resembling that remark, on occasions.
I am focussing more now on mindfulness. The art of being present. This moment NOW is the only moment we have. Let’s make the most of it. I worry less now about the past and the future. See others as truly fascinating. They have something to teach us.
All we have to do is listen and be present. That is the hard bit!
Do listen to the audio book, “The Full Catastrophie” by John Kabbat Zinn. It will enhance your life and others too.
Warm regards Jonathan