Mindfulness Based Approaches that we support and deliver are simply ways of developing ourselves which are firmly rooted in science and informed by traditional practices. The opposite of mindfulness is mind-emptiness or even sometimes we could use the phrase mindlessness.
When we are mindful our minds are focused, our attention is managed, we are on task, we are professional, resilient, resourceful, innovative and emotionally intelligent. The end result being, exceptional emotional and mental balance.
Why is this important?
For leaders to be successful and to be able to engage, inspire and make appropriate decisions, emotional balance is everything. Emotional balance provides the grounding for people to bridge the gap between what they know and what they do and use all of their intelligence, experience, knowledge, training and intention in the moment of choice. The result of this is superior performance and exceptional mental wellbeing.
The answer comes down to making skilful choices under the “exam conditions” which the “real world” of modern leadership, management and life presents to us, and the key is to maintain excellent mental and emotional balance in that “moment of choice”.
Find out more at our sister organisation Transcend International Institute for Mindfulness Based Approaches.