Are you unmoved or moved as media reports daily bombard your world with further fallout from financial fiascoes? I mean are you doing finances differently, and inspiring others to do the same? Perhaps it’s time to rethink our responses and create a better way forward. Daily you choose for growth or stagnation, based on what moves you most.
If you’ve seen Harlan County, you’ve likely also realized that the tune, We Shall Not be Moved is a union song to some who stand firm – and fight for personal or patriotic interests. To others, it’s inspirational music, or sacred places where faith-based living plants people by water, like trees that don’t move in times of trouble, for instance.
These popular words from the past, We shall not be moved, though, may be perilous to your future growth.
Sure, Sir Winston Churchill said on BBC Radio on Feb 9 1941 – “We shall not fail or falter. We shall not weaken or tire.” Are you unmoved in failure?
It’s possible that current economic challenges call for people who are not moved. Consider the melding of brain and spirit, that allows responses from the best mix of minds and souls, who are moved to:
1. Live beliefs with integrity – and at the same time learn from others who believe and live different values. Unmoved, people tend to dig in heels, insist on one way only, and assume a superior stance that benefits few. Moved people, in contrast, seek honesty and truth more as personally lived experiences. Have you seen it?
2. Cultivate careers that prosper people - build winning communities and promote path-finding workplaces that prefer others and prosper those who may be down in their luck. Moved people hold a concern for bigger ideas, and deeper values that prevent the greed and stubborn insistence of unmoved counterparts. Think we could move into new workplace patterns, along with innovative approaches to sharing, rather than hoarding wealth?
3. Paint each day in fresh new colors – that help those around you to tackle problems with solid possibilities and adventures that transform. Moved people hold new insights up to the rainbow and allow lessons learned from past mistakes to color tomorrow’s more dynamic tactics. What color would best illustrate your regenerative world?
4. Reflect daily and change – so that others are moved regularly by growth, sustainability, care, and relevancy they experience through rejuvenation efforts that prosper all. In contrast, unmoved people stagnate, cling to broken traditions, grow older but not wiser, or rely on past legacies that cannot address current challenges. Plato deemed unmoved living as un-reflective – I call it bagel gumming. Either way it begs for motion that inspires change.
Here at the MITA International Brain Based Center we’re moved to reach across differences, gather hidden and unused talents, and learn from opposing views. As brain facts appear, we move into change mode. MITA approaches have us moved daily to question possibilities, target improvements, expect quality results, enlist multiple intelligences, and reflect on ongoing growth for all. That’s why the next time people sing the words, “We shall not be moved,” you’ll likely hear me belt out, Yes, we shall be moved! You?