Insubstantial as air, yet equally useful
I'd like to tell you guys about a neat experience with Headlessness and a business meeting I ran over the last two days. It was our ("we" are a fairly large Energy sector Engineering/Construction company) yearly Strategic Planning Meeting, sixteen senior managers, the VP and Chairmen and me, the most junior person, who was the 'facilitator', essentially running the meeting.
A potentially stressful event like this can bring out insecure (or pushy) behaviour in me, but I'm learning humility slowly over the past many years.
Whenever I started to assert myself, things went downhill, whenever I receded into quietness ("letting them get on with it") things went downhill.
The knack is being humble and confident (I expect I'm reporting lessons many of you have learned long ago).
Anyway, I was going into 'headless space' from time to time as a better place to operate from, but the striking thing happened at lunch. I experienced them as 'in me', a factual observation, but real, nice. And effective. We had the best planning meeting we've ever had and "I" (the one without a head) was complimented on how I managed the meeting.This Headless stuff is as insubstantial as air, yet equally useful. A.