As I walked along the beach observing the beauty around me I was struck by how this pebble balanced on a rock. It caused me to reflect on the meaning and importance of balance as we learn and grow.
If we are agitated or triggered we are less capable of handling complex problems, demanding clients or distressed family and friends.
Finding balance allows us to pause, to centre and refresh which increases the likelihood that we can engage in a productive conversation and really listen to others to find a creative solution.
As we ground ourselves we are enabled to make choices rather than be reactive or respond unconsciously. Our unconscious responses can be helpful: a short-cut to the appropriate action to take. However, frequently our unconscious responses are poorly formed habits or “conditioned tendencies”.
Conditioned Tendencies Aboodi Shabi Newsletter May 2015
The Leadership Dojo, Richard Strozzi Heckler, 2007
Retooling on the Run, Stuart Heller and David Sheppard Surrenda, 1994