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Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Manifestation No. 4 - Pleasant Work Atmosphere
Workplaces can be breeding grounds for competition, exclusion, and insecurity, and there is no reason to feed into that. So I am manifesting my inner change at work, by steadfastly refusing to fuel that unhealthy atmosphere. I sometimes have extended meetings with co-workers, who have a proclivity to interrupt others and monopolize the dialog. One wonders whether they do this to appear dominant and controlling. Historically, I have not reacted well to such behavior, typically become angry inside, but not expressing it until I get home--or worse, just bottling it up and feeling powerless.
However, recently, I concluded that manifesting change can apply to anything--including how I feel at the office, when encountering such situations.
So today I manifested the following change: a happy, smiling me. When the particular behavior by others surfaced, I simply changed my focus to visualizing myself smiling and feeling happy--as if my happiness were already a foregone conclusion. I repeated words in my mind that were supplied by the situation, to ward off any potential insecurity or anger, such as: "I am a world-class attorney, analyst, and communicator, and all is well and secure in the workplace."
This freed me up from feeling the need to compete with others for "air time" with our clients. Such competition would simply have been ridiculous in the situation--everyone talking over each other to seem smarter or have the last word. The result was great: I was calm and effective, speaking where it was helpful, and remaining silent and listening at other times. The significance of this manifestation is that I felt calm, free, and happy without regard to what anyone else was doing. That's kind of a big step for me.