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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.
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: 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.
In the Spirit
"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.
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.
Copyright © 2002, G. S. Renfrey
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.”
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
“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”