The Witness poise

A year back I was coaching a CEO who was under a lot of stress. He used to entangle himself in too many situations at home and work. Here is a practice that helped him. It’s called having the “Witness Poise”. I first learnt it from the writings of the Mother of Sri Aurobindo Ashram.

Something is happening. Say there is an issue at work your team has to fix.

1. You may get the urge to jump in. Please don’t do that right away.
2. Withdraw yourself and look at it like an observer, like a witness. You are no longer getting mixed up with the things happening. You have cut your attachment to action. You are seeing things as they are.
3. Now assess the situation from this position and decide what you want to do. Many a times you may not have to do anything at all.

Three simple steps to reduce many issues like micomanagement, conflicts and stress. Isn’t it?

Try it out today. Every day.

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