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Now Available - Deep Coaching: A Guide To Self-Directed Living

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Featured Articles

The Benefits of Meditation: Meditation has likely been practised throughout the span of human history. This artcle explores what meditation does, and some of the many benefits to the practitioner.

Mantra Meditation: Meditatiing with a mantra is a simple and effective way to calm the mind and become centred in the present moment. This article provides simple, basic instructions for mantra meditation.

Mindfulness Meditation: Meditative forms are legion and mindfulness meditation is amongst the most subtle and effective. This article provides simple instructions on how to use the natural rhythm of the breath to practice mindfulness.

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In the Spirit

On Life And Vacations
It occurred to me in the early morning hours of the second last day of a vacation, that sometimes life is very much like a two week vacation. In the beginning, so much is possible. Two weeks seems a long time and there seem to be endless options and the promise of timeless adventure. Then, after a week or so, the reality of time makes itself known and one comes to realize that the vacation is half complete, that time is limited, and that perhaps one cannot get all the things done that one had hoped for. When this happens, we can take stock of what we’ve done and plan more carefully how the remaining time is to be used. This can give a greater focus, meaning, and pleasure, but we can also become anxious and disappointed. Then, near vacation’s end, a sadness sometimes sets in that things will soon be over. This is a point in which the greatest and saddest moments of a vacation, or a life, can occur. It occurred to me that morning that the difference seemed to be entirely dependent on whether or not we stay in the moment.

 

Book Recommendation

Gay Hendrick’s & Kate Ludeman’s “The Corporate Mystic.”

When The Corporate Mystic was first released in 1996 it provided a compelling vision for the future of business leadership. Sufficiently ahead of the curve at the time, its message is still fresh and relevant today. The authors use the term “corporate mystic” to refer to those business leaders who who operate from a base of integrity, pursue their visions with passion and compassion, and evoke the full potential of those with whom they come in contact. They are men and women who are committed to being their full, undivided selves, and to promoting the same in others. Their key gift is the capacity to project themselves into the future, intuit a clear vision of where their organizations need to go, create a road map to get there, and inspire those they lead toward the realization of the journey.

Hendricks and Ludeman have drawn on their extensive experience in training leading executives to identify the core qualities corporate leaders need to possess to flourish in today's ever changing business environment. They then provide guidelines to help readers develop and use these qualities in their current leadership roles and private lives. The book is insightful, inspiring, and validating to those who have already become corporate mystics in their own ways. For some, it may well read as a manifesto. The Corporate Mystic: A Guidebook For Visionaries With Their Feet On The Ground was published in 1996 by Bantam.

Other book recommendations are available here.

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Copyright © 2002,  G. S. Renfrey

G. Stephen Renfrey, Ph.D

 

Words of Wisdom:

"The past is history, the future is a mystery, this moment in time is a gift. That is why they call it the 'present.'
-Anonymous

 

 

 

Thought for Food

Our thoughts largely determine how we see the world about us and have a profound effect on what we do and what we are becoming. Take care that your thoughts are creating the life you want.
“A man is what he thinks about all day long” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
“All that we are is the result of what we have thought” -Buddha

 

 

 

 

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