"Metaphor is as ultimate as speech itself, and speech as ultimate as thought. Metaphor appears as the instinctive and necessary act of the mind exploring reality and ordering experience."(Murry, 1931: 1-2) Conclusion: If the mind is a … Read more about Thoughts on Metaphor
By Wayne Dyer Be a No-Limit Person starting Now Teach yourself: "everything that makes me feel inadequate results from my perceptions of what's out there." The difference between being a No-Limit Persona and feeling frustrated, resentful, unhappy … Read more about Be a No Limit Person
INTRODUCTION These essays have grown from the Meditation and Recovery group which began meeting weekly at the San Francisco Zen Center in 2000. As we have studied the Steps and Buddhism together, sometimes from one perspective, sometimes from … Read more about 9 Essays on Buddhism & The 12 Step Model of Recovery
Central to Charting Impact are the five simple yet powerful questions that generate an organization’s report. 1. What is your organization aiming to accomplish? Clearly and concisely, state your organization’s ultimate goal for intended … Read more about What is Charting Impact?
By Martin Luther King There can be no gainsaying the fact that we face a crisis in race relations in our nation. This crisis has been precipitate by the collision between the forces of liberation and the forces of domination. One of the greatest … Read more about The Meaning of Non-violence
The Power of Awareness & Rigorous Self Honesty Awareness is the most powerful tool I’ve seen that offers promise of change and dealing with questions of fear, trust, and control in business in a healthy, constructive way. When we feel any … Read more about The Power of Awareness & Rigorous Self Honesty
1. An increased tendency to let thing happen rather than thinking you are making things happen 2. Frequent attacks of inner and outer smiling 3. Feelings of being connected with others and the natural world 4. Frequent overwhelming moments … Read more about Signs of a Spiritual Awakening
Action Steps toward Achieving Goals and Desired Outcomes Step 1 What worthwhile goal or desired outcome would l would like to reach? Example: Doing Yoga daily and going to gym a minimum of 2 times per week and working out with weights and doing … Read more about Desired Outcome Process
Most conscious businesses subscribe to a Triple Bottom Line model of success. They aim to provide positive value in the domains of people, planet, and profit. Profit This is what distinguishes the entity as a business from the general social … Read more about Triple Bottom Line Model
The essence of Satyagraha is that it seeks to eliminate antagonisms without harming the antagonists themselves, as opposed to violent resistance, which is meant to cause harm to the antagonist. A Satyagrahi therefore does not seek to end or destroy … Read more about Satyagraha
What type of learner are you? Think about yourself and your friends, family members and teachers. Notice the way these people might prefer to learn and communicate. We all have preferences for how we like information to be presented: Some like … Read more about What type of learner are you?
"Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect. Man does not weave this web of life; he is merely a strand of it. Whatever he … Read more about Words of Great Power
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz This book speaks to the fact that we make agreements within ourselves about how we will behave. These agreements are sometimes prompted by circumstances and the behaviors or comments of other people in our … Read more about The Four Agreements
I have been thinking a lot about the pernicious and insidious effects of white collar crime on so many communities across our country. I started researching Restorative Justice and was thinking about how important it is for us as a nation to demand … Read more about White Collar Crime Remedy
The most powerful tool I’ve seen that offers any promise of change and dealing with questions of fear, trust, and control in business in a healthy constructive way starts with awareness and acceptance that personal and shared responsibility are … Read more about Creating unity and shared responsibility for success
The Meaning of Satyagraha Satyagraha is a term used by the Mahatma Gandhi to describe the kind of activism he undertook. Satya refers to the Truth underlying all of creation, which is inherently peaceful. Satya’s other meaning is “God,” as in … Read more about Soul Food
Three Stages of Organizational Development By Dr. Roger K. Allen By understanding a simple model of three stages of organizational growth, organizations can design themselves to move beyond chaos to high performance. Most organizations experience … Read more about Three Stages of Organizational Development
“Make a radical change in your lifestyle and begin to boldly do things which you may previously never have thought of doing, or been too hesitant to attempt. So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to … Read more about An Excerpt from “Into the Wild”
Reflect and journal: Write a two-sentence answer to the following questions PROCESS 1 Who am I? What does your answer reveal about what you value? In what areas of my life am I most prone to self-rejection? PROCESS … Read more about Spiritual Journaling Process
The Peer Group: The Benefits of Brutal Honesty Peer groups, as such organizations are called, are everywhere. The three biggest -- TEC, YEO, and the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO) -- together boast a membership of more than 16,000 … Read more about The Benefits of Brutal Honesty
PROFILE OF AN ENTREPRENEUR A first and often overlooked step is to determine WHY you want to go into business. From the list below, check the reasons that apply to you. Do you enjoy being your own boss? Are you a good leader? Are you a … Read more about Guidance for Starting a Business
I Am Really In Truth: If I always look for the best in each person, situation and thing. If I resolutely turn my back on the past, good or bad and live only in the present & future If I forgive everybody without exception, no matter … Read more about 15 points
Oh, Great Spirit, whose voice I hear in the wind, Whose breath gives life to all the world. Hear me; I need your strength and wisdom. Let me walk in beauty, and make my eyes ever behold the red and purple sunset. Make my hands respect the things … Read more about Great Spirit Prayer
Powerful Conversations with Self and Others At what stage in its life-cycle is your business? Being a positive catalyst for effective transformative change is central to my mission as person, business professional, father, husband, friend and … Read more about Are you ready to stop avoiding the important questions?
Coach Wooden's approach to creating success was grounded in practical wisdom and spiritual awareness. Click here to see an interactive version of this pyramid. … Read more about Pyramid for Success
I am attuned to my higher purpose and my life reflects this refinement. All that I need for my happiness and fulfillment comes to me. I am in alignment with the source of all creation. I am fully supported, protected and loved. I open up and … Read more about Powerful Affirmations
ASK YOURSELF Do you dream of becoming a successful artist, performer, filmmaker, musician, composer or writer? Do you think you’re not good enough to realize your artistic vision? Do you believe in your artistic ability but don’t know how to … Read more about Do you want to pursue a career in the Arts?
The most powerful tool I’ve seen that offers any promise of change and dealing with questions of fear, trust, and control in business in a healthy constructive way starts with awareness and acceptance that personal and shared responsibility are … Read more about Creating unity and shared responsibility for success at the workplace
A Japanese Zen master during the Meiji era received a visitor who came to inquire about Zen. The Zen master served his guest tea. He poured his visitor’s cup full, but then kept on pouring. His visitor watched the overflow with alarm until he could … Read more about A cup of tea
Now I speak the word (paraphrased) God is Infinite Life. God is Boundless Love. God is Infinite Intelligence. God is Unfathomable Wisdom. God is Unspeakable Beauty. God is Unchanging Principle of Perfect Good. God is the Soul of man. I am the … Read more about Wisdom Prayers from Emmet Fox
Inwardness of Art There are two aspects of things-the outward and the inward. The outward has no meaning except in so far as it helps the inward. All true art is thus an expression of the soul. The outward forms have value only in so far as they … Read more about Gandhi’s Views on Truth & Beauty
1. Do I feel strongly about the need for this? 2. Does the idea fit my long-held beliefs, values, and convictions? 3. Have I dreamed about something like this for a long time? 4. Do I think that this is vital for the future of people I care … Read more about 12 Questions to Determine Whether Your Passion Matches Your Aspirations
Gandhi's Views On Youth As An Agent For Social Transformation By Ms. Preeti Gharse / Mr. Santosh Sharma Mumbai University "What is my inheritance? To what am I an heir? To all that humanity has achieved during tens of thousands of years, to … Read more about Youth as an Agent for Social Transformation
Before you meditate or engage in any spiritual practice, take 10 minutes to reflect on the profound significance of your practice. Ask yourself: Why do I need to awaken for myself? Why do other people need me to awaken? Why does … Read more about Preparation for Meditation Practice
An Invented Life-Reflections on leadership and change, by Warren Bennis Study of 60 successful leaders revealed 4 key skills: (1) Management of attention involves the ability emotionally to draw others; (2) Management of meaning through creating and … Read more about Powerful Resources for Continued Personal Growth
I have explored many exercise systems and Qi Gong offers tremendous benefits. It is subtle but the energy changes you feel are palpable. Most of the time I don't learn very effectively from instructional DVD's but this series by Lee Holden was easy … Read more about Exploring Qigong
Mitchel Groter Interviewed by John Ellington of Moments of Clarity Press 24 Jan 2011 How does our spiritual development relate to our personal and business life? Many people I know and work become perplexed when the word spiritual or … Read more about Why does spiritual development matter in our personal and business life?
Catalysts for Effective Transformative Changes Review current reality -- internal and external Build on current strengths and assets Identify what is most important to you Create a person SWOT analysis (strengths, weaknesses, … Read more about Guide for Transformative Change