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Waylon with Krishna Das: A fun, yet Serious Man with a Voice that Could Move Mountains to Dance.

Waylon with Krishna Das: A fun, yet Serious Man with a Voice that Could Move Mountains to Dance. | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Waylon chats with Krishna Das, the cowboy of kirtan, on service as joy.
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Chanting does put a person in the moment.

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What role does spirituality play in leadership? It makes the leader whole and fill the hole in the whole of the organization
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#Altruism explained by Matthieu Ricard - YouTube

Matthieu Ricard shares his thoughts on altruism. Shining Hope supports his humanitarian projects in northern India. Win a chance to skype with him here http:...

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I rarely scoop videos but this one is short and involves a brilliant scientist and Buddhist monk.

 

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Post this in your Kitchen: 10 Tips for a Mindful Home.

Post this in your Kitchen: 10 Tips for a Mindful Home. | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
"Elegance allows no resentment." ~ Chogyam Trungpa Last night I hosted a cozy, simple, elegant, eco-responsible Thanksgiving in my home. Most of what

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Setting aside time and just being in our daily living and journeying is essential to that living.

 

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Jenny Ebermann's curator insight, January 5, 3:57 PM

This needs to be printed out and hung on the wall! #mindfulness

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Servant Leadership: Being a Servant First, a Leader Second

Servant Leadership: Being a Servant First, a Leader Second | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Being a servant leader can boost engagement, increase trust and build better team relationships. Includes 10 key characteristics of servant leadership.

Via Anne Leong, Jean-Philippe D'HALLUIN
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One administrator tried to snow us with his version of servant-leadership which was just old-fashioned management without any spiritual depth to it.

 

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The Holistic Approach To Good Leadership

The Holistic Approach To Good Leadership | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Thinking outside the box is greatbut turning one's gaze inward can produce surprising results.

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Spirituality is important to good leadership.

 

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Jenny Ebermann's curator insight, December 11, 2014 7:02 AM
#self-#leadership is in fact the basis for leading others!
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Want to be happy? Be grateful

Want to be happy? Be grateful | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
The one thing all humans have in common is that each of us wants to be happy, says Brother David Steindl-Rast, a monk and interfaith scholar. And happiness, he suggests, is born from gratitude.

Via Jose Luis Anzizar, Wise Leader™
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There is spiritual element to gratitude.

 

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Tom Wojick's curator insight, November 29, 2014 9:37 AM

Great presentation. Resiliency is the ability to be grateful for all experiences; even the ones that appear to be negative. There is an opportunity to learn form all of life's experiences.

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The Disease of Being Busy

The Disease of Being Busy | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Our overscheduled lives leave little time for contemplation and reflection. How do we enable each other to pause and reflect together and ask how our hearts are doing?
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This is a wonderful article written with a Sufi view of the world, at least from the way I understand Sufism. Slow down and smell the roses.

 

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Could mindfulness help teachers manage stress?

Could mindfulness help teachers manage stress? | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it

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Amanda Bailey explains how she teaches mindfulness skills in school to help staff and students manage stress and improve concentration

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The short answer is yes. The article provides insight and links for furthering the process.

 

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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, October 21, 2014 9:10 PM

A fabulous article that will resonate with most teachers (and students)..."Mindfulness is a skill that has to be practiced regularly and over the long term to realise the most benefit. The more we bring our mind into the present in a formal or informal way then the more we can train the mind to pay attention to all aspects of our life."

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What Happens to the Brain When You Meditate (And How it Benefits You)

What Happens to the Brain When You Meditate (And How it Benefits You) | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Our mission is to educate one another, while also sharing ideas and concepts that can change the direction of our society.

Via Anne Leong, bill woodruff
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Meditative practices are important. Science is now catching up to what has been known intuitively for centuries.

 

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think2share's curator insight, September 19, 2014 4:46 PM

But yes, Meditation is about so much more than shown here. 

 

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Breath: Our Best Bad*ss Friend. ~ Sarah Diedrick

Breath: Our Best Bad*ss Friend. ~ Sarah Diedrick | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Stay wrapped up in the embrace of your breath. Feel it comb through your body. Is it burning yet?
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Breathing is a way to slow the body and mind down focusing on the moment we are in.

 

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Gudrun Frerichs's curator insight, September 10, 2014 9:11 PM

For those who struggle to clear their mind - focus on your breath!

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Breathe with Me. ~ Toby Israel

Breathe with Me. ~ Toby Israel | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
I stopped trying to do everything at once, and focused on doing one thing at a time. Sometimes, that thing would be breathing.
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Taking and expelling a breath is an important part of being and becoming who we are in each ensuing moment.

 

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Gudrun Frerichs's curator insight, September 10, 2014 9:12 PM

Beautiful and simple!

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Spiritual Life is Not a Race

Spiritual Life is Not a Race | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
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Combine this with authentic leadership and neither is a race. We thin of School as a play to achieve presupposed outcomes as though they are a given in some singular format for each person entering classrooms. We test them and collect marks like they are possessions. David Jardine used the term whiling over the worth of what we learn; Ted Aoki spoke of lingering in learning, and John Dewey wrote about the aesthetic quality of living which takes times. What if teaching and learning are conversations? Would that not make them worth whiling, lingering, and aesthetically expressing?

 

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Earth Does Not Belong To Man Alone - Inspirational Quotations

Earth Does Not Belong To Man Alone - Inspirational Quotations | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Another and probably my last -  time lapse 3D you tube from the same Film Creator,  together with an important message from  mycologist, Paul Stamets where he discusses the important role mushrooms...
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Humans are not separate and overlords of the Earth and Universe. We are part of it and embedded in deep relationships. Teaching comes from this place of being embedded.

 

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beyond a system ...

beyond a system ... | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
click the thumbnails, to enlarge ... Diamond Sutra  (7): Then Buddha asked Subhuti, "What do you think, Subhuti, has the Buddha arrived at the highest, most fulfilled, most awakened and enlightened...
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Another article I scooped today proposed that leading is a rational process. This article does not refute that, but offers an explanation about that supports an intuitive aspect to teaching, learning, and leading. We integrate the rational and intuitive into our lives in ways that help us navigate life and its works.

 

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5 Posts you can learn more on mindfulness

5 Posts you can learn more on mindfulness | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Mindfulness is very interesting, and I would like to review it for this week. You are the only one who has to be responsible for your mind not things or people who create situations. OK, let me giv...
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An interesting post with some links. The one worth following up on is the one about the connection to quantum physics.

 

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The Difference Between Sympathy And Empathy - Expanded Consciousness

The Difference Between Sympathy And Empathy - Expanded Consciousness | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it

This is a beautifully animated video acting out a well articulated section of Dr Brené Brown’s lecture on the difference between an empathetic and a sympathetic response from the RSA.


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A very interesting explanation along with a wonderful video.

 

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Six Paths to Greater Empathy

Six Paths to Greater Empathy | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it

Big Empathy is about expanding our empathy to embrace the suffering and well-being of more of life, more deeply, more competently, and more seamlessly than we normally do.

 

Below are six potentially complementary paths – not methods, but general approaches – to developing greater empathy. Of course, in order to enhance empathy, they must be undertaken with a desire to truly connect with the Other....

 

1. LISTENING – I’m speaking here of deep listening, empathic listening, reflective listening – listening intended to deeply understand the Other so that they feel truly understood....

 

2. SELF AWARENESS – We are all universal beings....

 

3. NARRATIVE ARTS – Stories can help us experience the inner and outer life of the Other. ...

 

4. IMMERSION – It is one thing to listen to, read or think about someone else’s life experience. It is quite another to actually live our life like theirs for a while. This is immersive empathy....

 

5. SCIENCES – Understanding causal and functional dynamics can deepen our capacity to enter into experiences and realities otherwise alien to us. ...

 

6. RESPONSIVE CARING – In caring, our empathic sensibilities merge with our will. 

 

by Tom Atlee

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There are mindfulness qualities embedded here. What can we learn when we listen?

 

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Mindfulness Helps You Become a Better Leader

To keep your equilibrium, practice meditation (or something like it) every day.

Via Suzanne Izzard
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This is not about creating a corporate bottom line, although mindful practices could contribute there indirectly. It is about becoming a better person and contributing to the world as a better place.

 

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36 Million People in This World Still Live in Slavery

36 Million People in This World Still Live in Slavery | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it

vAnti-slavery group Walk Free has grim statistics on the roughly 36 million people living in slavery worldwide.


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And it is much closer to home than we think. There have been several people charged in Alberta with slavery related crimes. Despite this, we treat the topic as one that is resolved.

 

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Adrienne Rich on Lying, What “Truth” Really Means, and the Alchemy of Human Possibility

Adrienne Rich on Lying, What “Truth” Really Means, and the Alchemy of Human Possibility | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
"The possibilities that exist between two people, or among a group of people, are a kind of alchemy. They are the most interesting thing in
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I was not sure where to put this article about truth. What is truth? According to Adrienne Rich, it is a kind of alchemy between people.

 

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Buddhist Economics: How to Stop Prioritizing Goods Over People and Consumption Over Creative Activity

Buddhist Economics: How to Stop Prioritizing Goods Over People and Consumption Over Creative Activity | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it

What does it really mean to create wealth for people — for humanity — as opposed to money for governments and corporations?

 


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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David Loy and Marc Anielski write on the Buddhism and economics. Other sources might be Wendell Berry and Gary Snynder who write about ecology and economics being connected.

 

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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, October 14, 2014 4:43 PM

Rhodes Scholar, and economic theorist E. F. Schumacher's1973 book Small Is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered was deemed by The Times Literary Supplement one of the 100 most important books published since WWII.


Sharing an ideological kinship with such influential minds as Tolstoy and Gandhi, Schumacher’s is a masterwork of intelligent counterculture, applying history’s deepest, most timeless wisdom to the most pressing issues of modern life in an effort to educate, elevate and enlighten.

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Study: Why Atheists Are So Disliked and Distrusted

Study: Why Atheists Are So Disliked and Distrusted | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
New research attempts to pinpoint why non-believers are widely disliked and distrusted.

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It is interesting that Thomas Merton, a Trappist Monk, suggested atheists were as likely to be good Christians as Christians. Character is not only measured in what we say we believe, but in the proof offered in our actions.

 

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Sharrock's curator insight, September 15, 2014 9:30 PM

“Atheists are stereotyped to be (among other things) cynical, skeptical, and nonconformist,” they write. “Individuals perceived to endorse conflicting values, or who fail to openly endorse group values, could threaten to undermine performance and success of the group as a whole by failing to adhere to group norms.”

 

“Although acceptance and egalitarianism are endorsed as traditional American values,” they add, “perceptions of violations to personal and group values are often seen as justification for hostile attitudes and subsequent discrimination. Such justification is reflected in the unwillingness to accept atheists as an everyday part of American society.”

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30 Life Changing Lessons to Learn from Thích Nhất Hạnh

30 Life Changing Lessons to Learn from Thích Nhất Hạnh | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
30 Life Changing Lessons to Learn from Thích Nhất Hạnh - Waking Times. September 7, 2014 By WakingTimes  Luminita Saviuc, Purpose Fairy                    When I think of Thích Nhất Hạnh, words lik...
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What if teachers read this and their teaching included the ideas embedded in authentic ways. For example, never underestimate the power of a kind word, a touch, and a smile. Greeting each child as they walk in the door in an authentic way changes the world we live and teach in.

 

 

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Jenny Ebermann's curator insight, September 9, 2014 5:26 AM

It sounds simple but not many people these days seem to apply the basics...

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Mindfulness Isn’t Enough: How to Live our Dharma.

Mindfulness Isn’t Enough: How to Live our Dharma. | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Mindfulness isn't enough; we need compassionate action too. Mindfulness, or daily life practice, or being, must be paired with action, with compassion, or
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Teaching is an ethical practice and practices. It requires compassion and taking one's time. Sometimes when we slow down we actually go faster.

 

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How Self-Compassion Beats Rumination

How Self-Compassion Beats Rumination | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it

A new study suggests that self-compassion improves mood, largely by helping us avoid negative rumination.


Via Jenny Ebermann
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We are often our harshest critic. Imagine what this means in School with students and teachers?

 

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Gudrun Frerichs's curator insight, September 4, 2014 4:39 PM

it's not rocket science, it's common sense!

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Love Notes.

Love Notes. | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Tyler Knott Gregson captures a poetic moment with clarity and precision, creating emotional saturation in a brevity of space, as if he developed a photograph
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This is an interesting article about poetry, love, and creativity.

 

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