Bestselling Author Caroline Welch, co-founder of the globally renowned Mindsight Institute in Santa Monica, CA, is passionate about empowering women with tools that can change the very fabric of their lives. Mindfulness, she says, is the answer to turning off those non-stop “though safaris” that keep us from reaching our full potential. In a recent conversation with Maria Menuonos, Welch outlined the “Three Ps,” – purpose, pivoting, and pacing – to provide us beautiful framework for unlocking the power of Mindfulness in our everyday life.
PURPOSE AND MINDFULNESS:
Caroline Welch’s reserach around the power of purpose to provide our live with meaning and direction are staggering. Only through mindfulness can we unlock our purpose, and importantly, Welch distinguishes that our purpose can in fact change! She says, “there are many myths around purpose, like that it’s one and done. That you figure out your purpose at some point in life, and then you’re set, but as you know we all play so many roles, that actually, with respect to each role we have a purpose and as we change priorities, so to will our purpose.”
PIVOTING AND MINFDULNESS
So often, we feel stuck in our lives, living out the same routine day after day, feeling dis-empowered to change our circumstances. That’s why Caroline Welch has established the concept of pivoting. She says, Only with an open and clear mind can we recognize when it may be time to make a change, and then have the courage to follow through. While life means constant
change, as humans, we resist change and dislike uncertainty. Pivoting supports us in making change by reminding us that all of our resources – our experiences, skills and relationships – are there to
support us before, during and after Pivoting.”
PACING AND MINDFULNESS
Pacing is a multi-definition concept that describes both how we view the scope of our entire lives, and how we value and organize our time to make the most of experiences. Caroline says, “pacing begins with presence. Only with an open and clear mind can we discern our priorities in order to pace ourselves. Pacing concerns taking a wider view of our lives and its many chapters so that we can be free of trying to do it all, all at once. Pacing also involves the speed at which we take life in and supports us in single-tasking, slowing down, and regulating the time spent on our devices.”
When you look at purpose, pivoting, and pacing, which of the the “Three Ps” are you most excited to improve in your own life? Let us know in the comments below, and make sure you subscribe to Better Together w/ Maria Menounos for more amazing content, every weekday!