Evolution is always happening. It is the nature of the universe to evolve.
In the workforce we see evolution moving at a rapid rate. Technological innovation and the development of artificial intelligence is accelerating. Automation is going to disrupt jobs. Maybe your job. Perhaps not only once, but many times. You will have to adapt, over and over again. Emotionally too. Ways of working with and relating to people will be under the spotlight. We will all be required to respond and behave in a way that is highly relevant for this new age.
So, how do we get clearer in our ability to perceive and respond to this change? How do we develop and become more ‘relevant’? You may think this is achieved by obtaining more information or knowledge, being on top of what’s new or staying up to date with current issues, but actually, it’s more about releasing stress and clearing our awareness.
By now, it’s pretty obvious that stress clouds the brain. When we are stressed we make bad decisions – we say the wrong things, can’t see the bigger picture and don’t see the signs telling us how we should proceed. This experience causes us to second-guess ourselves or experience high levels of confusion, indecision or procrastination. Our intuition fails us.
Intuition is refined through meditation. When we sit to meditate we go into very subtle states of being. These subtle states are like nectar to the senses. The senses are so fulfilled there that they hone and sharpen themselves in order to get deeper into that nectar. Having five super sharpened senses supports our sixth sense – intuition: the ability to see what is happening and understand the direction in which things are evolving, as well as how to respond.
A regular meditation practice allows us to take this clear, refined and de-stressed state into our everyday lives. Our super refined senses begin to detect more subtle aspects of change. Everything that is happening in seed form is open for us to pick up on. We are more perceptive. We are able to notice subtle information and circumstances in our lives, including the direction of change. We are more able to see which of these seeds of change are germinating and which continue to lie dormant. As a consequence, we spend less time trying to look down a telescope to figure out the future and more time in the present. Our mind is attuned to what is needed and aligned with the change and evolution around us.
Super acute sensory perception comes every time we meditate. You may not overtly notice or appreciate how acute your sensory perception will become after meditation, but the beautiful reality is that other people will miss what you now see clearly.
We don’t usually think of taking up meditation in order to increase our intuition. We are more likely to think of this practice as a tool for relieving stress in our lives. However, greater intuition and present moment awareness is a by-product of meditation and its release of stress. This is what meditation helps us with. We will never achieve present moment awareness if stress is forever clouding our sensory perception and forcing us to behave in ways that are no longer relevant.
There is nothing wrong with getting stressed. Staying stressed is the problem. Our ability to return to a calm, natural state quickly and develop present moment awareness through an unclouded, stress-free physiology is key.
Nothing but evolution is going on all the time. Can you see the signs of change and evolution in your life?
Adapting and moving towards these evolutionary changes will become more open and available to us through meditation.
Remember, clarity is power – and a stress-free body will get you there.
Message me for information regarding the next free Intro Talk. Courses run regularly. 4 x 90min sessions on consecutive days is what you will need to become a self sufficient meditator.