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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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Is Your Inner Critic Holding You Back?

Is Your Inner Critic Holding You Back? | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
What keeps you from doing the things you want to do in life? If it's fear of your "inner critic," it may be time to confront it and take away its power.
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's insight:
To be creative and innovative, we each need to silence the inner critic at times. It does not mean to ignore him or her. Instead, as the Pema Chodron quote suggests invite her or him to have tea with you and dance with them, engaging in deep and meaningful conversation.
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Why Your Mindfulness Efforts Aren’t Working

Why Your Mindfulness Efforts Aren’t Working | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Give it at least 10 minutes a day.
Via James Schreier
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St. Francis de Sales said to set aside time each day and, when we think we do not need to meditate, set aside more time.
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A Basic Meditation to Tame Your Inner Critic - Mindful

A Basic Meditation to Tame Your Inner Critic - Mindful | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
An in-the-moment exercise for confronting the nagging voice in your head.

Via Pavel Barta
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Mindfulness and meditation are practices we can undertake in the moment.
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The Hidden Price of Mindfulness Inc.

The Hidden Price of Mindfulness Inc. | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
As the practice of mindfulness is packaged and peddled, it’s hard not to wonder if something essential is being lost.

Via Mister Jeff
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When we package anything, what does it become but a new quick product. Mindfulness is a way of living that cannot be packaged as a one-size-fits-all and super-sized. I am always wary of corporate views of anything.
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There's No Way Around It, Mindfulness Practice Takes Work

There's No Way Around It, Mindfulness Practice Takes Work | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Misconceptions surround the practice of mindfulness, which is part meditation and part a greater awareness of the things around you.

 

"it takes time and sustained practice to experience the benefits.”


Via craig daniels
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I believe in it. My practice is flawed, but, what there is, provides sustenance and energy to move forward refreshed or more refreshed.

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craig daniels's curator insight, February 7, 2014 10:57 AM

It's a very old saying, "nothing worth learning is easy."  Mindfulness is worth learning and yes it takes time and persistence if you hope to understand it and become adept at the practice of mindfulness.


Don't let my sobering comments scare you off from putting your toe in the water of taking up a mindfulness practice. The practice of mindfulness is well within your grasp, it just is not easy. Would you want it to be any other way?


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Let Go Or Be Dragged

Let Go Or Be Dragged | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
You do not suffer because things are impermanent. You suffer because things are impermanent and you think they are permanent.
— Thich Nhat Hanh Next time you feel upset, zoom out a bit. What are you…
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Mindfulness and being present to the world and others is essential.
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Why Do We Feel Awe?

Why Do We Feel Awe? | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
News stories and social media posts inundate us every day with tips for greater happiness, health, and general well-being. But who has the time to fit them into our already packed schedules?
Recently, though, my research has led me to believe that one simple prescription can have transformative effects: look for more daily experiences of awe. This doesn’t require a trek to the mountains. What the science of awe is suggesting is that opportunities for awe surround us, and their benefits are profound.

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Does it have to extraordinary to feel awe? Or, can we experience the extraordinary in the ordinary?
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David Hain's curator insight, May 12, 2016 3:46 AM

"Don't underestimate the power of goosebumps!" - Berkeley Greater Good. The importance of bringing some awe into your life! 

Ian Berry's curator insight, May 12, 2016 6:54 PM
We can all be more childlike and less childish. Every day my wife and I and our dog Molly walk the same path (we are blessed with sand and sea, and bush and scrub!) Every day Molly finds something new because her curiosity knows no bounds. She reminds us daily that every moment has never happened before and therefore we cannot help but be in awe.
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The Shapeshifting Mind, & What to Do about It.

The Shapeshifting Mind, & What to Do about It. | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Just as tea takes the shape of whatever container it’s poured into, the mind tends to assume the shape of whatever thought, emotion or sensation captures its

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The world shapesus and it is important to be aware of what is emerging.
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Practice Improvised Mindfulness At Your Desk - Mindful

Practice Improvised Mindfulness At Your Desk - Mindful | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Patricia Ryan Madson, author of Improv Wisdom, offers this mindful improv practice. 
Via Jenny Ebermann
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This is a good practice. How attentive am I of my environment? This would work well for students and teachers.
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