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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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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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City With No Neighbors – Arc Digital

City With No Neighbors – Arc Digital | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
History can give us examples of seriously baffling endorsements. One of the most surprising saw a titan of industry sing the praises of a titan of verse. Andrew Carnegie, whose imperious steel mills…
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I am reading The Company of Strangers by Parker Palmer. Strangers are an essential part of our life. We tend to retreat when we come in contact with others who are different.

In my dissertation, a phrase that emerged was "differences make a difference."
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Circle of Trust Touchstones • Center for Courage & Renewal

Circle of Trust Touchstones • Center for Courage & Renewal | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
“A small circle of limited duration that is intentional about its process will have a deeper, more life-giving impact than a large, ongoing community that is shaped by the norms of conventional culture.” —Parker J. Palmer, A Hidden Wholeness Facilitators of Courage & Renewal programs use these basic Touchstones to help define clear boundaries for  Continue Reading »

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Parker Palmer's writing is important for teachers and others who live to serve others.
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