There’s a popular image of Mindfulness, that it’s about retreating inside yourself, quietening down and generally being rather feeble.
But I disagree.
So do the US Marines – their Mindfulness-based Mental Fitness Training programmes achieve excellent results.
Many organisations disagree too. Google, eBay, EY, HSBC, the UK Parliament, the UK National Health Service, Unilever, KPMG, Microsoft, Bupa, Intel, Procter & Gamble etc etc don’t train their leaders and staff in Mindfulness in order to make them weak. Quite the reverse: they realise that Mindfulness helps their employees to develop the strength needed to face the biggest challenges of the 21st Century workplace.
So how does Mindfulness make you stronger?