Gravitas was one of the Roman virtues, along with pietas, dignitas, and virtus, that were particularly appreciated in leaders. Evidence shows that it was most likely influenced by the Greek virtue of Arete. It may be translated variously as weight, seriousness, dignity, and importance and connotes a certain substance or depth of personality. It also conveys a sense of responsibility and commitment to the task. In the British education system, gravitas was seen as one of the pillars of the moral formation of the English gentleman during the Victorian and Edwardian eras. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I am noticing a new pattern with a growing number of people I work with. Although more clients show up for concerns with their marital situation, anger, and addictive behavior, an increasing number of people are showing up to improve personally or professionally. Personal development seems to becoming an increasingly valuable endeavor.
My dad appeared confident at least on the outside. My mom seemed comparatively more insecure. However, appearances are often misleading.
As I said, my mom didn’t appear confident in an extroverted manner. At the same time, I felt her presence as a calm and steady person, committed to her connections. Regardless of how old either of us got or where in the country we lived, she remained my mom. I was always her son.
There is something about relationships with other people that bring out our best. It’s not a given, truly. Get in bed with the wrong person, personally or professionally, and you’ll feel the pressure to behave in ways that make you feel uneasy. You’ll begin to question yourself, your motives, and values.
Relationships with the right people inspire us. They naturally encourage us to make daily decisions that we can feel proud of, that lead toward safety and security, with opportunities for creative self-expression and financial success. These relationships are the best. They’re desirable and we’re enviable of those that seem to have them.
Relationships are important. Relationships are everything. Have them and thrive. Struggle without them. They are a source of fun and entertainment. They provide us with support. They challenge us to become our best. In short, we cannot live happily without them.
Those who aspire to lead and influence are served up with a tumultuous journey if they are to be considered successful. There is a multitude of serious considerations along the way. Consider the following for yourself.
In a 2010 study of 82 college students, researchers found that those who took part in three one-hour mindfulness meditation sessions had greater improvements in mood compared to those who were assigned to a sham meditation training or a control group. Mindfulness meditation was also found to be more effective in reducing fatigue and heart rate.
“We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.”
Reading, podcasts, and general education can all increase your knowledge, but if you’re looking to lift your mood, “Meditation Coaching” may function as a natural mood enhancer. Create your own future by getting calm, focused, then make better decisions. Done through meditation. I can walk you through the process until you get good at it.