How often does work seem to drag you down, and even dominate the state of contentment in other aspects of your life? This week’s call sheds light on the way an unhappy work environment directly effects the stories we tell ourselves, and ultimately the way we navigate in relationships outside of the office.
Our call kicks off through the sharing of personal stories giving us a container to discuss how we can transform a place of stress at work into a liberating place where we want to be!
Deadlines, time crunches, grumpy co-workers, and disgruntled bosses can do doubt send us into a slump effecting the rest of our day. When presented with such situations, the first step we can take is bringing our attention to the breath.
By noticing the gentle way the body takes in air, and lets it go, we bring our awareness into the root of the issue present. The First Principle involves taking a few deep breaths which can loosen whatever stress our body is holding, and opens up the opportunity to look at the situation clearly.
When dealing with suffering, the breath acts as a transport into the present moment, bringing us to our Second Principle. Present moment awareness makes it much easier to address what needs to be done in a calm and collected fashion.
Often times we are so involved in whatever story is playing in our heads, the current moment is fogged with illusion.
The Third Principle, story as a story, helps us recognize when we are consumed with the story we create opposed to what is actually happening now. The beauty about being able to recognize our stories, opens the perceptive that we are the ones writing our script.
The final principle, inspiration to transcend, is what actually moves the vibration into something new. Often times our relationships can be used as tools to transform whatever space we’re in, into a place of freedom and enjoyment.
Take a breath, be in the present moment, identify the story we are telling ourselves and ask, “what inspires me to transcend into what’s next?”
Until we can find a balance of unity between our lives and our “lives at work”, we can use these four principles to maintain our space of freedom.
With all our love,
Morgan, Ray, Jordan, & The Panic to Freedom Team