Selflessness is a realization and attitude that we can enhance due to neuroplasticity—our ability to shape our neural makeup. As a result, the more we experience life from a selfless perspective, the more selfless our mind becomes. The goal is to train our mind so that selflessness becomes our default mode. Here’s a short practice to get you started. It begins with the basic mindfulness practice you completed previously and builds from there. Simply start the track and follow the instructions. We recommend you practice it for seven days before moving on to the next.
Selflessness is a basic quality. It’s not spiritual. It’s not weird. It’s not even emotional. It’s merely a realistic assessment of yourself and your role in the world, and it can be trained. Like any training of the mind, selflessness can be developed due to neuroplasticity, our ability to develop and strengthen new neural pathways. To strengthen these selfless neural pathways, all you need to do is experience a state of selflessness and abide in that state for a short period of time on a regular basis. As you practice in this way, your brain subtly takes on the quality of selflessness and rewires itself accordingly. The following is a short practice for developing selfless leadership. It takes five minutes and is best done at the end of the day when you have a quiet moment. Simply start the track and follow the instructions. We recommend you practice it for seven days before moving on to the next.