A while back, I was guiding a mindful leadership session with a group of experienced leader-meditators. It was late afternoon, the ending of a work day, and we slowly moved from sitting practice to mindful yoga and then to a reflection on the following line written by David Whyte: “There comes a time when you find that you’ve promised yourself to things that are just too small.” Perhaps not surprisingly, this group of people found as many insights from that line as there were people in the room.Read more »
In my talk at Creating a Mindful Society, I introduced the concept of “the meditation hallway.” You might know what a meditation hall is—but what is a meditation hallway, and why should you have one?Read more »
Much will be written about Steve Jobs — his accomplishments, his courage... He was, indeed, an incredible inspiration. I am saddened by his death. Yet in his shortened life he lived fully, was not afraid to push the boundaries, and seemed to be guided by an inner compass and wisdom. And the world was touched by a single life. His "ripple effect" was powerful.Read more »
It is barely possible to read the day’s news without being touched by a description of a global or regional issue reaching near-critical tipping points. Some of these issues speak to human suffering in our own backyards, and some remind us, if we are attentive, that suffering halfway around the world still affects our own backyards. It seems there is a lack of leadership and innovation to meet these growing concerns. Or is there?Read more »
Many years ago, I was told that a teacher learns more from her student than the student learns from the teacher. This has certainly proven to be true in my experiences as a teacher, whether I was teaching business law, fourth graders or mindful leadership. And, as importantly, I have noticed that when I am open to the full experience of the moment, the lesson offered is exactly what I needed to learn.Read more »
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