The Power of the Heart

Kindness, compassion, forgiveness… all of these qualities are in great demand these days as we work out how to forge new ways of being in what can feel to many like a very hostile and frightening world. Add redundancy, economic decline, constant change, and uncertainty and the cocktail is pretty challenging, to say the least.

If we are to find the kindness and compassion so badly needed to enable us to help others, share what we have, pull each other up when the going gets tough, we also need to be able to find the same kindness and compassion for ourselves.

To smile at ourselves when we don’t quite get it right. To love ourselves, even when we feel unlovable for whatever reason.

The heart is an amazing thing – physically for sure but even more so as a container for pain, suffering, love, and joy. Its ability to infinitely expand is incredible and, if we let it, and get out of its way, the heart can and will accompany us as a faithful and powerful friend on our journey.

If we can find our way to openness, vulnerability, and acceptance, the heart and all the love within it, will strengthen us in ways we cannot begin to imagine. We will demonstrate a form of leadership that is expansive, generous, inclusive, understanding, and compassionate.

So often love is a word we avoid and keep for very special occasions. In truth, love is an everyday quality. Every aspect of our world is in need of more love – the planet, our work lives, our family lives, and our relationships across all Humanity.

When leadership has love as its cornerstone, we access the full power of the heart, the power to transform, to uplift, and to be endlessly creative. Pain and suffering are seen as the fuel for change and we focus on building an inclusive, kind, and considerate world.

Lorraine Flower
Lorraine Flowerhttp://azzur.co.uk/
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.