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Category: Finding Purpose

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5 Minutes Buddhist

5 Minute Buddhist

“The Miracle is not to walk on water. The Miracle is to walk on the green Earth, dwelling deeply in the present moment, feeling truly alive.”  –Thich Nhat Hanh THE 5 MINUTE BUDDHIST (Printable PDF) Harold Ramis produced over 20 movies, most notably Animal House, Caddy Shack, Ghostbusters, and Groundhog Day. He also followed Buddhist teachings. To […]

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Finding Purpose in Life

Finding Purpose

Finding Purpose in Life Our days are filled with raising families and building relationships, growing a business or pursuing a career, serving others and our communities, and trying to stay mentally and physically fit. How much time is there really to give consideration to the human purpose–the big Why? The human purpose is and may […]

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SUCCESS IS ADDICTIVE

Success is Addictive

When an alcoholic reaches for a bottle at ten in the morning or finishes an entire bottle of vodka in one sitting, it’s pretty easy for everyone (including the alcoholic) to see the problem. It’s harder to see alcoholism starting. A drink after work to take the edge off seems pretty innocuous. Since one drink […]

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The Way it is

The Way It Is

There’s a thread that you follow. It goes among  Things that change. But it doesn’t change. People wonder about what you are pursuing. You have to explain about the thread. But it is hard for others to see. While you hold it you can’t get lost. Tragedies happen; people get hurt or die; and you […]

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Life is Short, Live it.

Life is Short, Live it.

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Take the Red Pill

Take the Red Pill

Leadership Reality: Achievement vs. Intimacy As a student, you had your #2 pencil at the ready, pressing against the bubble almost ready to snap when the teacher said, “You can start.” You had another just-as-sharp pencil in your bag as a backup, next to your mini ruler (just the right length for underlining your notes) […]

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how it is with us and how it is with them by mary oliver

How It Is with Us and How It Is with Them by Mary Oliver

We become religious, then we turn from it, then we are in need and maybe we turn back. We turn to making money, then we turn to the moral life, then we think about money again. We meet wonderful people, but lose them in our busyness. We’re, as the saying goes, all over the place. […]

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5 Minutes Buddhist

Your Belief System–Is It Rock Solid?

Each of us has a world view which is formed based on a certain set of beliefs, values and attitudes that you think is true based on the conditions, environment and experiences you have had since you were born.

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When Death Comes by Mary Oliver

When Death Comes by Mary Oliver

When Death Comes by Mary Oliver   When death comes like the hungry bear in autumn when death comes and takes all the bright coins from his purse   to buy me, and snaps his purse shut; when death comes like the measle-pox;   when death comes like an iceberg between the shoulder blades,   […]

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I turned my head for a moment and it became my life

I turned my head for a moment and it became my life

“I turned my head for a moment and it became my life” – David Whyte A Decision for Life In 1980, I attended Otumoetai College in Tauranga, New Zealand as an AFS student and stayed with a family. When they decided to host a student and when I agreed to live with them, we both only […]

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Busyness Syndrome

CDC Alert: Busyness Syndrome at Critical Levels!

The CDC today reported a national outbreak of Busyness Syndrome across the United States. Leaders in all walks of life are asked to stay home, stay attuned to familiar needs, play with the kids, and walk the dog. The underlying cause of the disease is said to be lack of vulnerability. If left unchecked, Busyness […]

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David Whyte

Waiting to Go On

This morning I woke up and went for a run with my wife Chris. When I sat down and dusted off the piles of mail and musings on my unkempt desk (enjoying the beginnings of summer), I saw this poem that could only have found its way to my desk by my lovely wife. It […]

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Opposite Proverbs

Opposite Proverbs: How Leaders Mislead Themselves

Do you believe “Good things come in small packages” or “The bigger, the better”? Or does it fluctuate based upon context, stakes, and convenience?

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Lean In

Don’t Lean In. Find Balance.

  Sheryl Sandberg’s new book (Lean In) is out or should I say “in.” Her message to women is to be more ambitious, grab a seat at the table, raise your hand, and take credit for the work you’ve done. She believes that women have a tendency to lean backward as they consider whether and […]

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Weekly Leadership Challenge

Weekly Leadership Challenge

Leaders may feel like they need fewer challenges, not more. In fact, what they need are new challenges, not the same ones, over and over. The focus of today’s post is on how to challenge yourself in new ways and, in the process, develop as a leader. Digital Photography School offers a weekly photo challenge […]

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