Feng Shui Ascension: Practice Compassionate Perspectives
Sometimes clients will not only call me in to help Feng Shui their home or office, but also to help gain insights with how to address "challenging" work situations or interactions with with a family member or friend.
Many times they will share how they are nice to that person or just deal with them because they feel bad or pity their situations in life. Perhaps a fellow employee is rude and acts out toward them in a selfish or aggressive way. Yet, it's wise to remind yourself, before any judgment is placed on that person, take a look in the mirror and try to recognize the lesson being presented through their interaction with themselves.
This happened to me the other day before giving a lecture at a well known corporation. I entered into the office and approached the receptionist desk. I noticed a solid undertone of "tude," yet I tried to pay no mind. As I was guided to the conference room to set up the presentation, walking thought the office I overheard and become increasingly aware of the office's environment. Visually it was busy with paper work everywhere, paired with computer monitors and other office appliances that seemed to just overwhelm the space.
I overheard the communication of some employees to one another, those presently talking and being talked about. I also listened to what employees said as they came into the conference room to get their free bagels. All the comments had a common theme. Each persons expressed trying to have a good day because they felt extremely stressed.
I'll admit, when I first walked into the office and was greeted with an unwelcoming energy, I began to fall into a defensive frame of thought. But, as I fell back on my Feng Shui Ascension teachings, it reminded me to listen and observe with compassion to truly see others.
I did my best to put myself in their shoes and thought, they are stressed with meeting quotas at work, they have to preform in a high level intensity job and who knows what else they are dealing with at home, with their health, family, etc. When I changed my frame of thought and perspective to a compassionate viewpoint, my interaction with the employees and presentation took on an entirely new form of energy that was truly engaging, informative and interactive.
Do you best in practicing compassion. And remember, Compassion is not about "feeling bad" or having "pity" on another.