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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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Creating A Mindful Life In A Distracted World – Hacker Noon

Most of us are taught, from a very young age onward, to desire success. Success — the quest for it and the act of chasing our goals and dreams — can be a potent personal animator. We exert effort. We…
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Mindfulness is mindfulness. It does not have any external purpose other than to be aware of the space we inhabit at a particular time: now.
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New Study Shows Humans Are on Autopilot Nearly Half the Time

New Study Shows Humans Are on Autopilot Nearly Half the Time | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Humans are mentally checked out, unhappily, nearly half the time.

 

"Farb and his colleagues worked out a way to study how human beings experience their own moment-to-moment experience. They discovered that people have two distinct ways of interacting with the world, using two different sets of networks. One network for experiencing your experience involves what is called the "default network", which includes regions of the medial prefrontal cortex, along with memory regions such as the hippocampus. This network is called default because it becomes active when not much else is happening, and you think about yourself. If you are sitting on the edge of a jetty in summer, a nice breeze blowing in your hair and a cold beer in your hand, instead of taking in the beautiful day you might find yourself thinking about what to cook for dinner tonight, and whether you will make a mess of the meal to the amusement of your partner. This is your default network in action. It's the network involved in planning, daydreaming and ruminating."


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It is work done by Daniel Gilbert at Harvard so it should have some traction. And, we think wide spread use of digital technology will change this?

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Meditations. The single practice that will change your life forever

I started my meditation journey after I passed Sparta. I was following my coach Anton on SNS and watching his videos where he emphasized the importance of meditations in his morning routine. At that…
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There are several lessons learned in the article. The first one about failing is ongoing. I continue to fail in meditation and being present. That is why it is called practice.
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