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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 Change
"There is nothing permanent except change."-Heraclitus.
It is almost trite these days to say that change is the eternal constant, but it is true. Change is in the essential nature of the universe. There is no such thing as stagnation, and nothing is truly stable except that which flows with the current of change. So it is with our lives and all that we do. We are helpless to stop it, but we do have a capacity to direct ourselves within it.
Science tells us that the universe is running down, that its organization and energy are irrevocably moving from a state of order to a state of disorder. This is the principle of entropy. But life appears to be counter-entropic, as it captures dissipating energy from the sun and converts it into the high order of our biosphere. In doing so, it seems to go against this fundamental law of the universe.
In a parallel way, we have the ability to pilot a course for ourselves as we flow through this sea of change. In this way, we can direct our destinies. Alternately, we can passively allow change to occur with minimal input into the process.
Change: will it happen to you , or will it happen for you; the choice is yours. This is the essence of self-determination: fostering change in a desired direction.

 

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:

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.”
-Thoreau

 

 

 

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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