Mindful leadership is less about relieving stress or becoming a “better version of who we are” but more about becoming familiar with our experience and noticing that we are hardwired to inspire the best in others.
by Yi‑Yuan Tang, Britta K. Hölzel, and Michael I. Posner
Research over the past two decades broadly supports the claim that mindfulness meditation — practiced widely for the reduction of stress and promotion of health — exerts beneficial effects on physical and mental health, and cognitive performance. Recent neuroimaging studies have begun to uncover the brain areas and...Read More
Here in this poem by Rumi we are reminded that by offering our very finest to others we can inspire the best in our world with command, grace and distinction.
The Guest House
This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
Some momentary awareness...
A lesson from three monkeys
Question: Why are these three monkeys playing deaf, dumb and blind?
- So they can appear innocent while ignoring reality.
- So they can be sincere and phony at the same time.
- So they can behave disgracefully without having to notice.
- All of the above
While the conventional explanation is...Read More
Meditation practice introduces us to the fresh, open and spontaneous experience of our wakeful lives in the present moment. We also learn about our tendency to promptly camouflage this wakefulness as our “watcher” tries to catalogue life rather than actually live it. Here Daniel Kahneman helps us distinguish between our “experiencing selves” and our “remembering selves...Read More
Generally speaking, for Buddhists, “Science” with all its intellectual discipline and earnestness tends to end up being a “tourist’s view” - giving itself the false impression of being fully involved with reality but in fact engaging it at a distance – peering through a “watcher’s lens” - rehearsing “existence” rather than fully expressing it – and...Read More
In today’s modern world of frenzy, we are urged to move faster, accomplish more, succeed, don’t fail….we all know the score. Especially in our careers and education, we chase graduation, credentials, jobs, promotions and “security.” Factor in all-pervasive social media, lack of well paying jobs, and the dismantling of higher education, it’s like living life on steroids while traveling on a...Read More