Why did we lose the World Cup?
It’s because of our team’s and our collective small mind consciousness.
That’s the transformation we need as a country - to believe in our undeniable greatness. When we do that, then we can play or lead a business not under pressure and stress to prove ourselves to others and to our own self but from a place of quiet inner joyous confidence. That’s when we can perform consistently at our best.
If each one of us takes on transforming our Survival Consciousness (Gear 0) to Thrival Consciousness (Gear 5), from feeling less than to childlike trust in our own greatness, from feeling worthy as an outcome of Success to feeling worthy as a place to come from, from feeling happy as an outcome of success to being happy as a place to come from; we will win world cups and lead our businesses to become Fortune Global 100 with ease and grace.
As we raise our consciousness from Gear 0 to Gear 5, we will create space for people around us to raise their consciousness and with that, our kids will joyously realise their highest potential, our organizations will transform from good to great, our communities will transform from good to great, our country will become the world’s most developed, beautiful and greenest nation, with its citizens happiest, healthiest and the most prosperous; and we will win the maximum number of gold medals in Olympics and win every World Cup.
Into that heaven of joyous freedom of the Whole Soul, my Father, let my country awake 💜
Reuters documented at least 600 previously unreported workplace injuries at Musk’s rocket company: crushed limbs, amputations, electrocutions, head and eye wounds and one death. SpaceX employees say they’re paying the price for the billionaire’s push to colonize space at breakneck speed. (Reference: Reuters Investigates SpaceX Safety)
A great leader (Gear 5 / Level 5) contributes, makes a difference and benefits communities that he / she is impacting directly (employees, customers) and indirectly (society).
A mediocre leader (another name for good / Level 4 / Gear 0) causes harm to their people and the world. If our own people are being harmed, our customers can never be served nor the world.
But the worst harm that a mediocre leader sadly causes is to their own self. It is the Law of the Universe. We are lucky that in India, this law runs in our blood because of centuries of learning about it. We call it Karma. What you give to others, comes back to you probably many times over.
Even a tiny harm done to another - for example, shouting at someone. At the very instance of the shouting, there's anger and upset flowing in our own body which is harming our own self. Heaven and Hell is not beyond this Lifetime. Karma has us experience Heaven and Hell in that very instant in our body. A random act of kindness fills the body with so much joyous fulfilment and that is the experience of Heaven. Hurting someone is an outcome of bitterness / anger / resentment in the body which is the experience of Hell in that instant.
A great Leader has the luxury of Having it All. Have It All is not available to a mediocre Leader because success is built at the cost of everything else and success is used to fill the Hole in the Soul. Unfortunately, no amount of success can fill the hole in the Soul because nothing on the outside can fill the hole as only we have access to our Soul.
The worst misery in the world is to build vast amounts of success and wealth, and realising that one is still feeling lonely, inadequate, unimportant even as one is standing on top of that huge mountain of success and wealth.
Who am I to judge Elon Musk when the whole world is raving about him? Though, I do send him love and blessings to find joy of Having It All.
Keep learning, elevating your consciousness and growing to joyously lead yourself and your business from good to great, realize your dreams and have it all with ease and grace; experiencing beauty, balance and harmony within and all around; while having lots of fun and adventure along the way.
In Xth grade, I was 165 cms. To my shock, I measured only 160 cms during a routine health check-up when I was pregnant with Anya. I had lost 5 cms in 17 years due to poor posture inspite of regularly waking up in the wee hours of the day to do yoga.
A year back, I changed to another yoga teacher, far more experienced, and yet, continues to learn from her own teacher.
I measured my height yesterday and my back has strengthened just in one year for me to be standing straighter at 163 cms. I gained 3 cms of height at 50 years of age.
Sharing my learnings from here, in case they serve you in some way:
1. Learn from a teacher / mentor / coach who has a teacher / mentor / coach because a great teacher / mentor / coach is a great student for life.
2. Learning from your own experience is not enough because we can never see our own self. We need the luxury and a privilege of a teacher / mentor / coach who has the courage to ongoingly show us the mirror.
Without that mirror showing us our blindspots, we don't have the ability to show our students / mentees / coachees / team-members / kids their blindspots and therefore, no ability to support their growth because growth is in response to a blindspot uncovered.
A blindspot has to be uncovered by one's own self through skillful coaching of our teacher. A blindspot told remains hidden and is resisted vehemently.
3. It's not enough to do yoga during that one hour in a day as a tick-mark activity. Yoga has to be lived moment by moment. The awareness of mind, body and breath during the yoga practise is required to be carried forth from the class to Life and experienced moment to moment. Today, I have the awareness to catch myself slouching in a coaching session and straighten up in response to that awareness.
4. It's not enough to do an RYD Habit. An RYD Habit is transformative only if the essence of that is practised moment to moment. Do we acknowledge ourselves for 5 minutes in the morning and spend the rest of the day criticising ourselves in our head? Are we writing gratitudes for 5 minutes; and then spend rest of the day being critical of others and being upset with circumstances?
5. In the earlier years of my yoga practise, I didn't have mind, body and breath awareness even during the yoga class. Yoga is a journey like any other RYD transformative practice. It bears fruit only if practised consistently over a period of time and letting its essence flow from the practice to Life.
Keep learning, contributing and growing to joyously lead yourself and your businesses from good to great, realize your dreams and have it all with ease and grace; experiencing beauty, balance and harmony within and all around; while having lots of fun and adventure along the way 💜
Having It All is a measure of Leadership Depth and is a journey till we reach Gear 5 Consciousness, raising ourselves one Gear at a time from Gear 0 to Gear 5. Having It All is winning the gold medal in the Olympics of Life. It's in Gear 5, happiness becomes a place to come from instead of as a reaction to our ever-changing circumstances.
Having It All is having
i. Deeply fulfilling, successful, profitable business supporting us to live our purpose of life; gifting us with impact, contribution and financial freedom
ii. Loving, harmonious, positive, uplifting relationships at work and at home
iii. Happy, healthy, responsible kids with their genius joyfully expressed
iv. Nourishing, nurturing ourselves to the highest level of health, fitness and joyous well-being - physical, emotional, mental, spiritual
v. Making a massive difference through the work we do
Not, one at the cost of the other.
Breakdowns will happen along the way because that is the design of Life. Our consciousness will strengthen and rise if we use every breakdown as an opportunity to learn, make a bigger difference as an outcome of the learning and break through the barrier that caused the breakdown.
The specific breakdown will point us in the direction of what we are meant to learn to break through.
If business results are not coming, it's time to step back and reflect to learn what can create business results in alignment with our intentions. And, then apply the learnings to transform the area.
If health is failing, it's time to step back and reflect to learn what can create better health in alignment with our intentions. And, then apply the learnings to transform the area.
If relationships are failing, it's time to step back and reflect to learn what can create more loving, harmonious relationships in alignment with our intentions. And, then apply the learnings to transform the area.
If kids are failing to live from our family values, it's time to step back and reflect to learn what do we need to do to create a space for happy, healthy, responsible kids with their genius joyfully expressed in alignment with our intentions. And, then apply the learnings to transform the area.
If work feels meaningless and directionless, it's time to step back and reflect to learn what is our Purpose and build our business in alignment with that to increase our impact.
A Helpless Victim in the face of a Breakdown will break down.
A Dictatorial Fighter will use brute force to fight the Breakdown at the cost of his relationships, kids, health and well-being. In the beginning, it will feel like as if the Fighter is winning the battle against the Breakdown. But, ultimately the Fighter will break down after the Fight because no one is left to fight.
An Over-functioning Super Hero Martyr will use all her hours to do all the work that everyone else is supposed to do. In the beginning, there will be a satisfaction of being busy being busy. But, ultimately the Over-functioning Super Hero Martyr will break down with mental, emotional and spiritual exhaustion.
Usually, we keep cycling between these 3 roles which are an expression of our Hole in the Soul, small mind. These roles do not allow us to live our Purpose; or to re-architect our business, our relationships, our health because of the fear of the unknown. Stressful Present is better than the Unknown, however Better it may be.
It takes Courage to break free from this Vicious Cycle and create a New Future.
And, without that Courage, all we have is a heart that has forgotten to sing, a mind which knows not where to find peace, lips that have forgotten to smile, feet that drag instead of dance to the music of life.
Let's all break free from the Vicious Cycle of the Hole in the Soul to continue our journey as Peaceful Warriors with Confidence, Courage and Commitment to together create a Brave New World for ourselves and our kids 💜
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