The physician must be experienced in many things, but most assuredly in rubbing.”~Hippocrates, The “Father of Modern Medicine”
Would you agree that most of the time we take our companies, our bodies for granted? We get so caught up in our heads that we’re not aware of what our body is really feeling. We need to have open dialog with our employees, truly and honestly giving and receiving feedback. Body awareness is crucial to survival.For example, we get sick when we get stressed. A fire can be burning within one division, or an infection can present; the sooner you know about the issue and apply correctional maneuvers the better. Better yet, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” ~Ben Franklin. He also is credited with coining “honesty is the best policy.” I share with you now three secrets of learning body awareness The 3 M’s: Management, Meditation and Massage.
To maintain your company better, good MANAGEMENT is in order, requiring effective policies, rules, habits. Documentation of communication is a good start.
I suggest a journal. Organize the tools that are used in your company: what are you eating and drinking? Are there social events where smoking is acceptable? Keep a record of health habits; be conscious of what your team ingests.
Is your team exercising regularly? Stretching through range of motion? Write it in a journal. The more you document, the more you’re aware of. Are there patterns? Is there a strategy to prevent and fight fires? Are you going to focus on healing the company, or choose to ignore the issues today? Avoidance may work for a while but eventually the Chairman, even the most egotistical, has to listen or suffer the consequences.
MEDITATION is the practice of quieting the mind, to listen in silence to spirit. Hear what your company’s building—the physical manifestation of your body, has to say. We live in a world where external factors dominate our attention span—meetings, parties, family, movies, news. Only when we quiet and listen within can we hear the important truth. Please, now close your eyes, and focus on your breath. Breathe in and out. Bring your awareness to the basement—your feet. Can you feel your socks and shoes on your feet?
Is your company grounded? One meditation technique is grounding—imagining your breath energy connected to roots in the earth. The grounding technique gets us out of our heads, where it is common to dwell in this society, and into our bodies.
Do you work better with harsh discipline or appreciation? Offer your company your feedback, offer gratitude for all efforts. You may open your eyes. Body awareness is a big aspect of maintaining optimal communications within the company—meditation is a limitless tool to practice with.
“A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive benefit from his illnesses.”Awareness is just the beginning. ~Presented by Eleanor Hayward RMT to First Oakville Toastmasters International Speech Contest on Jan 24, 2013
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