As human beings we have a capacity to make our imagination a reality in a way that’s unique to us and yet it’s also the biggest barrier to our success.
Our range and influence, given this capacity, means we cannot begin to even imagine what we are unconsciously connected to or even attending to without a curiosity about how our mind and psyche creates our reality, beyond what we accept right now.
We mistake the way we find the world as the rules of the game instead of opportunities to make our own decision about. Until we challenge our current reality, our creativity and imagination cannot be fully activated. We are experts at limiting our creativity and imagination. Managing it rather than wielding it.
Meditation and mindfulness are ways to train your mind to pay attention to what you want it to. It is just a way to build your capacity to choose what you pay attention to. The reason it’s in my repertoire of skills is because, the quality of someone’s thinking impacts their results. Shedding light to what’s outside of our awareness improves the quality of our thinking. And yet, we accept that in this day and age, we need our brains to run on ‘autopilot’, letting our brain operate out of our awareness. But even that is just an assumption. And within that lies the reason we stop our creativity and imagination.
We close ourselves to any possibilities of who, what and how we could be when autopilot is redundant. We replaced ‘autopilot’ with all sorts of technology to save us time. So why we still employing it?
What you pay attention to, is a valuable commodity. Whether you’re on autopilot with predictable behaviour or in control of your attention and deciding what happens next, is the key to having a competitive edge.