Take a Minute… to Stay on Course

Staying focused, being aligned constantly with the work you set out to do – within an organisation, on behalf of the community, for the greater good…this has all become so much harder in the world we face today. And all the more needed.

Staying connected to the direction of travel that feels right for you and those around you requires a new level of consciousness. A consciousness that combines the head and the heart bringing both clarity and love. Accessing the required clarity amid the onslaught of seemingly crazy events day in day out requires us to dig deep within. In that digging deep we are drawing on a much more profound sense of who we are and what we stand for – and this in turn, hopefully, brings us to love.

Being intentional in every moment means we must slow down, at least a fraction, and pay attention – to who or what is showing up in our awareness.

To notice whether we are moving gracefully toward the destination we have chosen. That destination may be to act with love and care for others. It may be to improve an organisational culture. It may be to draw attention to the positive shifts that are happening rather than all the negativity that’s so easily rained upon us.

Whatever the destination, vigilance and paying attention by slowing down, taking a moment and noticing is what’s called for. This will enable each thought, action, and connection with others to be more aligned and able to manifest with maximum clarity, love, and impact. Transforming our destiny as a human race is a mammoth task that in this moment, demands this level of intention.


Lorraine Flower
Lorraine Flower
As a Corporate change agent, consultant, coach and mentor Lorraine founded azzur and is completely transparent about the spiritual principles on which it operates. Alongside her 18 years as azzur’s founder, Lorraine brings 20 years' service industry experience to bear through her senior leadership roles at British Airways (BA) and Great North Eastern Railway (GNER). It is Lorraine's belief in individual and organisational power for good that gives azzur its raison d'etre. azzur and Lorraine specifically has worked with clients across the business spectrum from financial services, to retail and transport to healthcare an in both the public and private sectors. azzur is focused on developing contemporary, spirited leadership capability, and organisations built on inspiring purpose, empowering cultures and a powerful vision and values. She is championing new models of leadership and organisational development founded on the principles of conscious leadership and writes extensively on these topics.She is a member of a number of global spiritual groups and communities serving the greater good of Humanity and the planet. She works and studies extensively in developing and exploring conscious leadership believing that business leaders are key players in transforming the well-being of the planet and humanity as a whole.

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  1. Beautiful message and invitation here, Lorraine! Practicing the pause, taking the love-inspired action in this moment continue to be what each of us can consciously choose. Each person that takes that moment to pay attention makes a positive difference for the collective. Thank you for this encouragement, this inspiration.

  2. This is a great article. I have spent a lifetime being an animal advocate, and working with many other non-profits but I must confess that the older I get the more I want to walk down a dirt road with my dog in tow enjoying the twilight years. You are spot on in telling us to focus on the end result.

    • Thanks Larry although I have to say that with our current world I’m not sure any of us more ‘conscious’ people will have the opportunity to ‘kick back’ any time soon…there’s too much work still to do…