Be Free

Ssh. Take a moment, friend, and listen to the sound of your breath. We’re about to embark on a journey, you and I, and together we’re going to end up somewhere quite special. Notice your chest rising and falling as you breathe. Hear the breath enter your body as you read. Start to clear your mind of the clutter. Think about a happy moment you’ve experienced in recent days. This is important. You are fully able and capable of doing this. Your breathing, it’s the focus of what will help you get that clarity.

Don’t rush. Take your time. Life is full of opportunities and moments to grasp. We just need to be brave enough to see them and hold on to them when they stand in front of us. You might call them challenges. You might call them barriers. You might call them opportunities. Whatever you call it, the moment is yours. Are you being conscious of those breaths? Can you feel your body fill with the vitality that breathing provides? It’s amazing, what this simple act does for us.

Have a look around you. Notice the others in your vicinity. We’re all creating a moment for something to happen. Those breaths. Keep noticing them. Be free. Let those thoughts clear from your mind. Don’t be constrained. Trust yourself. Trust your mind. Trust your soul. Breathe in. Breathe out. Such simplicity and such vigour. It’s awesome.

We’ve connected. We’ve found a way to bridge space through this medium. Mindful breathing has helped us get here. We’re ready now to take that next step. Those breaths. So simple. So vital.

Forget HR. Forget Learning and Development. Forget Recruitment. Forget Organisational Development. Forget Coaching. Forget Employee Engagement. Forget this profession. Forget this industry. Clear your mind.

We’re there. Are you ready? Breathe in. Breathe out.

Imagine the job you do didn’t exist. Imagine there’s simply a better way to support the people you work with.

What does this new world of work look like for you?

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Sukh Pabial

I'm an occupational psychologist by profession and am passionate about all things learning and development, creating holistic learning solutions and using positive psychology in the workforce.

5 thoughts on “Be Free”

  1. Very powerful Sukh – I’m struck by the fact that for me this “feels” quite different to other visualisation exercises that I’ve done. Not sure if it’s the medium, the writing or the connectedness… something to ponder.

    Two requests…

    1. Lets’ do this en masse at the next #ldcu . We can all then simply respond with what we are feeling. Words, phrases, images… the capture and reflection I think would give us plenty to work with!

    2. Please do an audio version of this post!

  2. Definitely had an impact on me today – delivering a ‘Standard’ Strategic Thinking Skills workshop as an associate on behalf of another company – I noticed the constraints but somehow worked within them to enable some good learning to happen. We talked about TED talks as a source of inspiration and a participant searched and found the Ken Robinson/RSA talk about education (http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/ken_robinson_changing_education_paradigms.html) , as a group we decided to watch it and it sparked some great discussion afterwards! (A bit ‘off piste’ but it felt so right!)

    There feels like a great opportunity to do things really differently and a great group of people assembling to make that happen …

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