- Mastery – The Keys to Success and Long-term Fulfillment – George Leonard
- Coming to Our Senses – Jon Kabat-Zinn
- Power and Love – Adam Kahane
- Shambala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior – Chogyam Trungpa
- Taking the Leap – Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits and Fears – Pema Chodron
Often in our busy lives we find ourselves moving in too many directions at the same time. Sometimes this constant movement and doing can disconnect us from our surroundings, create anxiety and stress. To bring ourselves back to the present moment, grounding our thoughts and our bodies in the present moment, we can use a centering exercise.
An old Cherokee told his grandson, “My son, there is a battle between two wolves inside us all.”
One is Evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, inferiority, lies and ego.”
The other is Good. It is joy, peace, humility, kindness, empathy, and truth.”
The boy thought about it and asked, “Grandfather, which wolf wins?”
The old man quietly replied, “The one you feed.”
Experiential learning has been a critical part of my learning journey. I list some programmes here so you can see if any of them resonate with you. Sometimes we need focused and deep work to shake out the stuff that is keeping us from the joy that we deserve in life. Our saboteur is working overtime and we can’t stop long enough to tame him/her and manage our way forward. So putting ourselves in a retreat/deep learning environment can help us. See what you think – I am happy to talk to you about some of them or put you in contact with others so you can listen and learn and see if they might be a good addition to your path.
There are many online resources today that can assist us on our journey of life. Whether we are seeking information on personal growth, leadership, business practices – it is all there. Below I have listed some sites that I have found valuable and continue to use. If you have other suggestions, let me know – I would be happy to add to this list over time.
How quickly the void
moves to be filled
ideas and ways to be.
How rare to surrender to
to a space and time
of no direction
no identity defining
the fabric of a life.
To simply stay in the Openness…
To be willing to watch
the tides of possibilities
roll in and out again.
To be willing to stay
in this uncomfortable
and unfamiliar ambiance
Until Openness, itself
is recognized as the only
true ground of Being.