Any moment of the day offers us an opportunity to either explore it for the sake of understanding, or move swiftly through it to the next one. Looking at the context of the moment as well as the details of it can help us decide what to do.
An understanding of our sentiments towards whatever is before us, and indeed the whole enchilada impacting on it, is likewise part of the complete picture we can work towards. Yet understanding is not perhaps the goal in itself.
Understanding is an element of awareness. And awareness is crucial for guiding our activities, work or endeavours in general that we are contemplating for the coming days.
Naturally there will be occasions in which understanding is not possible. We may not be happy with this, it might cause us upset, annoyance or any other unpleasant feeling. However, we need not create additional pain for ourselves by refusing to accept the situation as it is.
As Gandhi is attributed as saying: “Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.”
Well, a mishmash of ideas. In any case, thanks for connecting here today. To join the conversation on the subject of understanding, please leave a comment below.
Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer and CTI-trained co-active coach, supplies professional and personal development through coaching, coaching workshops, marketing development training and English language training.
As an adjunct professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course based on dramatic texts and elements of coaching to examine various work-related performance matters.
Coaching, performing and thinking at work (2013), Reflections on performance at work (2012), Elements of theatre at work (2010) and Training through drama for work (2009).