Los Suenos Institute
There's this brief moment before serenity turns into frustration where you feel your heart start to go into overdrive, your hands get sweaty, and your vision starts to glaze over. It's in that split second that you're able to ask yourself one very important question. "Is this worth losing my center?" Take the other person or event into consideration and ask yourself, "is this worth giving up my sense of peace for." Maybe you're being attacked by a bear, in that case, adrenaline will probably do you a bit of good. However, as bear attacks are less frequent than frustrating co-workers, or horrible traffic, I'm going to use those as examples.
In these cases I ask you what good is being frustrated going to do you? If you need a solution, and quick, all being angry is going to do is whip blood away from your brain and into your extremities. This of course decreases its functioning. So, not only are you dumping mounds of cortisol into your blood stream, but you've also allowed yourself to become less mentally acute. Was this worth it? Was that few seconds of self-righteous anger worth you losing the place where your best ideas are formed, and your ability to execute is located. I certainly don't think so.
I leave you with this, this week end. Your center is yours, and the illusion that other people have the ability to make you mad, is just that, an illusion. It's always your choice, so get the best you can at choosing.
We've been cooking up somethings special here in the Wasatch Mountains, and we're excited to share it with the world. Just what is it? Imagine spending your summer vacation surrounded by captivating mountain views, exploring the beautiful surrounding wilderness, and dining on world class dishes with ingredients sourced from local farms and ranches. Then, you return to your secluded tent in the woods, or your cozy, private room in the property's beautiful estate. Whether your taste is rustic or lavish our wellness retreat has something to offer.
Not to mention, you'll spend the experience also enjoying the inspirational words of Juan-Manuel Sanchez, as he helps you take the tools you developed from the experience, and apply them to your everyday life. It's a vacation, it's a new perspective, it's a lifestyle, and we can't wait for you to share it with us. Reserve your spot today!
It's hard for many, when they begin to develop their personal awareness, to balance their practice with planning for the future. It's a frequent critique of awareness exercises that their focus on the present creates a vacuum in which we forget about our goals. However, I maintain that the purpose of these exercises is not to plan, but instead if one is going to make a plan, they take the time to only do such. It is then when the goal is set that someone can set about obtaining it by acting towards it on a daily basis. Never finding things which must be constantly repeated, like going to the gym, mundane or trivial. They can take each obstruction in stride, and understand that their action items were only guidelines rather than rules. It's much less about never setting a destination, but rather enjoying the ride.
Do you have a SDP (Self Develop Plan)? Most of us have heard of IDPs (Individual Development Plans). However, SDPs are significantly more important. While an IDP is very helpful and demonstrates your employer’s commitment to your development, your SDP demonstrates your commitment to yourself. It is you accepting responsibility for your long term development. It is a plan which aligns with your values and your unique talents. It is your roadmap for the career/life you want to experience. Set aside some quiet time this weekend and beginning jotting down thoughts about what you would like to be doing short, mid, and long term. Remember no judgement. None of, “this isn’t possible” or “I could never do that”. Just jot it down unfiltered and un censored. Do not try to complete it in one sitting. It is a live document. It will never be finished. Go back to it regularly and make updates, fine tune, or delete. Your values and priorities will change over time. We all think someone will come and tap us on the shoulder as we are hunkered down over that task and bring us that opportunity we have been waiting for. Well that someone is you. Accept responsibility for your development, your future.