The Inner Self
Connecting with our inner self for divine guidance. Quietly listening to our voice, will help us understand the nature of things. The Spirit of Bushido.
“When the infrastructure shifts, everything rumbles.”Stan Davis
Shifts in human history
As Stephen Covey states in his book “The 8th Habit”, we are witness to one of the most significant changes in human history. One of the most significant management thinkers of our time, Peter Drucker, puts it this way:
“In a few hundred years, when the history of our time is written from a long-term perspective, it is likely that the most important event those historians will see is not technology, not the Internet, not e-commerce. It is an unprecedented change in the human condition. For the first time – literally- substantial and rapidly growing numbers of people have choices. For the first time, they will have to manage themselves. And society is totally unprepared for it.”Peter Drucker, Managing Knowledge means managing oneself. Leader to Leader, 16
¿How to remove the fear of not getting things done?
More often than not we live in fear of not getting things done. Time passes as quickly as never imagined before. And our desires, expectations, and demands keep increasing. We not only forget ourselves but our surroundings, its colors, smells, people. We stop living in the present moment and therefore navigate without direction. Turning our attention inwards -Inner-net, not Internet, will allow for creative solutions and ideas to come forth & live the present as a gift.
How am I going to live today in order to create the tomorrow I’m committed to?Tony Robbins
Having a clear goal in mind can take us away from an endless road of doubt and despair. Our life is often in the hands of others when it is our responsibility to become the designers of each decision we make. How did we turn into followers?
Power of wisdom
Within us lies an infinite strength of intelligence still dormant, waiting for us to welcome it in our daily decisions. Unless and only we believe in ourselves and start, we will continue where we are, lagging and dying of boredom and routine. When we connect with our self, we discover unlimited potential to innovate. Disclosing this truth will increase our self-confidence and emotional intelligence unimaginable ways. The first step makes the next ones easier.
“Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.”Les Brow
The inner-us needs to uncover by its merit, through discipline and willpower, the immense potential that it has, to meet anything and everything in life. This first step is necessary. Breaking the ties with anyone of anything that doesn’t allow us to trust our conscience is vital for our advancement.
“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.”W. Churchill
Placing the faith or responsibility in other people are giving the reins of our horse to someone else. The inner warrior needs to come out and fight.
“Follow the Master, Face the devil, Fight till the end, Finish the game.”Sathya Sai Baba
Breaking the comfort zone and entering into a proactive management style, will give us knowledge of the situation, courage and self-esteem never experienced.
“You literally create the world in which you live.”Stephen Covey
Few fundamental decisions
To allow ourselves to bring out the leader within us, we need to make a few fundamental choices:
- Connect with our inner self – quietly listening to our voice.
- Asking within for direction, before saying yes or no.
- Take action without a doubt will lead to higher awareness.
“There is no path. You make the path when you walk.”Antonio Machado
Stephen Covey says there is a space between stimulus and response. In that space lies our freedom and power to choose our response. In those choices lie our growth and our happiness. Do not get pressured by other people´s demands. Keep focused on your objective and the decision you just made.
“…Never tell people what to do, and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.”General George S. Patton
“Self-knowledge is best learned, not by contemplation but by action. Strive to do your duty, and you will soon discover what stuff you are made.”Johann Goethe
The Spirit of Bushido
Let us become our leaders to shine forth our innate personal qualities.
In the Japanese miracle, the culture of the samurai and the spirit of Bushido have a tradition of practicing human values that helps a Japanese rise far above self-interest.
Samurai is the word used to refer to a Japanese warrior who adopted a lifestyle that lauded bravery, honor, and loyalty to one´s shogun (lord) as more important than life itself. A samurai was trained in, among other skills, developing tenacious willpower by fasting and running barefoot on snow. It helped to instill in him the spirit of bushido – “way of the warrior.”
Way of the Warrior
The overall training of a samurai was twofold – the pen and the sword. This practice meant “leadership and arts plus swordsmanship and strategy.”
As we perform actions in consonance with our principles and values, we become more coherent and happy from the inside. There is an exponential increase in our self-worth & self-confidence. Others start respecting us because we began honoring our inner self.
“What you think, so you become.”
Don´t say I will try, say I Will.
Don´t try, do.
Go and Do.