“Right now you are the sum total of where you have been investing your energy throughout your life.” – DANDAPANI
Self-development game-changer DANDAPANI has spoken in over 80 cities around the globe, using his 10-year intensive training as a monk where he learned the art of directing energy, alongside his real-world application of mind-body spiritual practices to educate seekers at some of the planet’s top companies. His priceless advice about making awareness your chief ally in life provides a practical protocol for those on the path to everyday enlightenment.
DANDAPANI lays down some simple guidelines that open the door to peaceful productivity and long-term prosperity.
Your Awareness Is Your Mind’s Boss
“We need to look at our mind, body and emotions as tools. We own them. They don’t own us.” — Dandapani
This message of awareness is a paradigm shifter. It takes you from believing that you are a thought or emotion, to understanding that you choose which emotions or thoughts will receive your attention. This is so eloquently stated in William Ernest Henry’s famous poem Invictus when he boldly declares, “I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul”.
DANDPANI gifts you some tools to aid you in mastering your own fate and truly becoming the captain of your thoughts and emotions, using the ‘vessel’ of self-awareness.
Unlocking Your Awareness’ Leadership Skills
Practice Doing One Thing At a Time
By maintaining focus on just a single act, you jumpstart your ability to lead your concentration wherever you want it to go, rather than being led by it. To achieve optimal success, try beginning your day by doing the most important item on your to-do list first. Then do the next most important item, right on down the list.
Another great way to practice where your awareness will land is to stay fully present when speaking to loved ones, clients, co-workers, and even perfect strangers. You can also use meditation, or listen to soothing music when working on projects to help diffuse any distractions that may come along.
“The best way to become good at something is to take a tool, and insert it into a reoccurring event in your life.” – DANDAPANI
Finish What You Began
Seeing a task through to completion begins a 3-step process centered around building your ‘willpower muscle’. Choosing to do this helps bridge in greater health and long-term happiness in relationships, and can have fantastic effects on your ability to achieve your goals. DANDAPANI suggests using life’s daily happenings to increase your willpower’s strength. For example, try cooking your food, eating it mindfully, and then doing the dishes to finish your mealtime experience.
Finish It Well Beyond Your Expectations
Quality is the name of the game when it comes to creating the kind of willpower that will allow you to have a life filled with optimal abundance and freedom. When you push yourself past your limits, you realize that they were never real to begin with. This starts to build better overall well-being in your relationships, career, finances, worldview, and physical and mental health.
Do a Little Bit More than You Think You Can
This final step of the willpower workout is about pushing yourself a little bit more each day to up your concentration game. For instance, you may start out practicing only during the morning hours when you are still fresh and full of energy. Eventually though, you will need to work towards putting your awareness exactly where you want it to be even when you’re worn down and would rather zone out to the latest funny cat video. By doing this, you can help yourself make that leap from struggling apprentice to well-seasoned ‘captain of your soul’.
Treat Your Energy Like It’s Money
“What’s my return on my investment?” – DANDAPANI
It can be difficult to avoid engaging in energy-draining drama, conflicts, and projects. Yet making a conscious decision to step back from a disagreement or situation which has you feeling off-balance allows you – and no one else – to decide where your energy will flow. Since we have a finite amount of mental energy to use each day, it’s good to create an ‘energy budget’, similar to your monthly financial budget, to help ensure that your focus is on what you want to see manifest more in your life.
Just as you wouldn’t save up for an electronic device that you knew would break in a week, neither should you focus on people and projects that will continually zap your ‘energy budget’. Avoiding ‘energy zappers’ allows you to invest more of your vitality into your dreams, and build the kinds of relationships that support your creative goals.