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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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The Paradox of Spirituality — What It Means to Live

A main spiritual paradox of life lies in the idea that you can do nothing to create wholeness. All you can do is learn to sit without haste in the life you have, waiting for God to grant you the…
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A short and informative article. Being an avid reader of Thomas Merton and Parker Palmer the idea of paradox resonates with me. As well, I am beginning to dig into Alan Watts who argued that faith is different than belief. Faith has uncertainty and we let go in our faith.
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Alan Watts taught me the “trick” to meditation (and how most of us get it wrong)

Alan Watts taught me the “trick” to meditation (and how most of us get it wrong) | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Have you ever tried to meditate? If so, you’ve probably tried to focus on your breath, or repeat a mantra. This is how I was taught to meditate, and it lead me down the completely wrong path. In
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The essential element is to close your eyes and listen to the sounds. It is being present, which is a wonderful way of being in the world.
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Alan Watts On Why Our Minds And Technology Can’t Grasp Reality

Alan Watts in a series of lectures I keep on my iPod at all times. He means that the world, as it really exists, does not comprise all the lines, angles, and hard edges that our various systems of words, symbols, and numbers do.
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Living and teaching are done in wiggly worlds. I used the wiggly part in my dissertation to undescore the need for pedagogic mindfulness in teaching in a world that is pluralistic.

Watts points out when we try to unbend the wiggly through our tools and thinking we get ourselves into more trouble.
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Why Our Idea of Work Is Completely Wrong – Personal Growth – Medium

Why Our Idea of Work Is Completely Wrong – Personal Growth – Medium | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
He is known today for the work he did to popularize Zen concepts in the west. Through his books and his recorded lectures, he touched on almost every major contradiction in life. His signature…
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Alan Watts and his Zen concepts provide wonderful insights into the world we inhabit. He argued that we strive for things, but work is a foreign concept. In essence, work for the sake of itself is boring and counter to human existence. The key is play and enjoying what we do. If we do not and only strive for material rewards, work is all we will have in its most mundane forms.
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Alan Watts: 33 of his Best Quotes and a Video – The Mission – Medium

Alan Watts: 33 of his Best Quotes and a Video – The Mission – Medium | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Alan Watts (1915-1973) was a philosopher, writer, and speaker. Although best known for popularizing Zen and Buddhist teachings to a Western audience, Watts wrote on a variety of other topics…
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I used Alan Watts in my dissertation. It was about how we live in a wiggly world.
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