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Jumping to Conclusions

Jumping to ConclusionsBy George Marino, CPC, CMMT December 10, 2021

Did you ever draw a conclusion about what someone else thinks or feels and will do to you in the future with little or no information? Here is an example: You see your manager frowning as you speak to her about your consulting project and think, “She must be angry at me because I didn’t give her exactly what she was looking for.” This type of judgment will be felt in your body as a tightening and contraction. The free flow of your energy gets trapped in a certain area of your body when the judgmental mind jumps to a conclusion.

In this scenario, your manager may be angry for reasons that have nothing whatsoever to do with you. It’s just that your consulting project allowed her an opportunity for her anger to come up and project it onto you. In open awareness, you’ll notice the judgment, if not immediately then certainly when there is a change in your body’s energy flow. If you apply Einstein’s approach to solve this problem, you won’t rely on your thoughts alone to help alleviate your pain and body contraction. You’ll employ open awareness, which is taking a non-judgmental stance to your reaction and pain with kind attention focused on the area in your body that is feeling unsettled. Of course, if you can catch yourself before the negative reaction and judgment, that is all the better. But you get another chance, as I have illustrated when you notice the unsettling feeling in your body. This is mindfulness at work by a mindful professional.

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