Lee Thayer: His Thinking Regarding Leadership & High Performance Organizations
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Lee Thayer has been one of the seminal thinkers in the area of communication.
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Mark Nepo: How to Stay Present in a World of Distractions - Super Soul Sunday - OWN

Subscribe to OWN: http://bit.ly/18Lz0rV Poet and best-selling Mark Nepo says to listen to someone is to be truly present—but it's not always easy to do in a ...

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As dear friend Annette Schmeling shares:


"Mindless habits sap our energy, steal our time and clutter our life at home & work. It is the never-ending obsession with doing or being good enough. Mark Nepo and Oprah highlight, in the video clip, the limitations of the listening to the constant chatter of the inner critic, our distractions and busyness. Nepo stresses the need to develop the discipline and personal practice of presence."

 

"Being fully present in the here and now creates greater peace, power and harmony. Presence and making genuine, loving contact is not always safe or easy. There is always a risk involved in trying to make a real connection. Being aware of our presence and making small adjustments in our mindless habits will help our lives flow more harmoniously according to our own nature and natural rhythms."


So I remind myself: Am I awake, aware, fully present and living my life intentionally?

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Annette Schmeling's curator insight, November 18, 2013 12:46 PM

Mindless habits sap our energy, steal our time and clutter our life at home & work. It is the never-ending obsession with doing or being good enough. Mark Nepo and Oprah highlight, in the video clip, the limitations of the listening to the constant chatter of the inner critic, our distractions and busyness. Nepo stresses the need to develop the discipline and personal practice of presence.

 

Being fully present in the here and now creates greater peace, power and harmony. Presence and making genuine, loving contact is not always safe or easy. There is always a risk involved in trying to make a real connection. Being aware of our presence and making small adjustments in our mindless habits will help our lives flow more harmoniously according to our own nature and natural rhythms. 

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Neuroscience needs its Einstein

Neuroscience needs its Einstein | Lee Thayer: His Thinking Regarding Leadership & High Performance Organizations | Scoop.it
New mapping studies won't help us understand the brain-mind connection until we start thinking differently
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In his answers neurologist Robert Burton reflects the thinking of Lee Thayer about thinking differently. Burton shares: "I prefer...questions to answers. I prefer ambiguity, mystery and awe to bottom-line explanations.  ...I recognize and often rejoice in the absurdity of human condition, and wouldn't want it any other way. If scients arrived at a final theory of everything. I would try not to read it."


Reflected in the thinking of Buddha we hear the same thing:


The Kalama Sutra

The Kalama Surta is the Buddha’s reply to a group of townspeople of Kalama. They asked Buddha who were they to believe of all the ascetics, sages, holy ones and teachers They came through their town confusing them with their contradictory truths, teachings, beliefs, and one true way. Thanissaro Bhikkhu translation of the Kalama Sutra: To the Kalamas from the Pali is a good read.


• Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it,
• Nor traditions because they are old and have been handed down from generation to generation and in many locations,
• Nor in rumor because it has been spoken by many,
• Nor in writings by sages because sages wrote them,
• Nor in one’s own fancies, thinking that it is such an extraordinary thought, it must have been inspired by a god or higher power,
• Nor in inferences drawn from some haphazard assumption made by us,
• Nor in what seems to be of necessity by analogy,
• Nor in anything merely because it is based on the authority of our teachers, masters, and elders.


However, after thorough observation, investigation, analysis and reflection, when you find that anything agrees with reason and your experience, and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, and of the world at large; accept only that as true, and shape your life in accordance with it; and live up to it.


These words, the Buddha went on to say, must be applied to his own teachings.

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3 Things That Make Mindfulness Extremely Difficult

3 Things That Make Mindfulness Extremely Difficult | Lee Thayer: His Thinking Regarding Leadership & High Performance Organizations | Scoop.it
Instructing somebody to meditate -- to release or dis-identify with his or her thoughts -- is like trying to instruct somebody to instantly sneeze, or like telling someone just not to think, when the mind but built to do little else but that.

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What Ira shares is mirrored in understanding communication and communicating with understanding. It's not what we know that gets us in trouble. It's what we know that just ain't so that does.

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