We all are leaders in one way or another. We generally deal with two problems: urgent and emergent. Urgent ones are in front of our eyes, and require immediate attention. We can solve a few urgent problems without much hassle, but the real issue is ability to foresee problems that can, in the near future become urgent.
How do you solve unknown problems? It requires awareness: awareness of the situation and the surrounding, and most importantly self awareness.
We have the option of choices, animals don’t. If they don’t react quickly, they might get killed. We on the other hand, take our time, assess the situation, weigh the options and react. However, these choices can be both boon and curse for us.
Boon: Choosing the options
Curse: Conflict of options.
There is no such thing as conflict in reality. It’s all a creation of our mind, arising from the numerous options we create. Conflict also arises when we are conditioned to a situation and refuse or are reluctant to adapt and change. This resistance is nothing but another conflict we have to deal with.
Delirium from choices, reluctance to change: its all happening inside our mind
There’s a battle going on inside us, created by our own mind. Instead of freeing us, offering us a solution, our mind becomes our prison. This chaos in our mind blocks our thought process. There’s like so much activity going on in our mind that we are unable to focus on a single point of action. Our body reacts to our mind, and when the mind is itself trapped, body doesn’t react purposefully. The will to act ceases and we look for alternate solutions. When we can’t fight, we look towards “flight”, someway to abandon the situation, to run away from it. Our desired state of action is replaced by “flee” action.