It Doesn’t Interest Me What You Do For A Living

I want to know what you ache for,
and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing.
It doesn’t interest me how old you are.
I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love,
for your dreams, for the adventure of being alive.
It doesn’t interest me what planets are squaring your moon.
I want to know if you have touched the center of your own sorrow,
if you have been opened by life’s betrayals or
have become shriveled and closed from fear of further pain! Continue reading

Our Partnership with the Universe

“How often we forget that the very task we are doing may have more effect upon us than we have upon it. In our self-centeredness, we see ourselves acting upon our world and we lose the awareness that we are participating in a universe that is acting in partnership with us.What a burden we put on ourselves when we see ourselves as the only or the primary actor. Continue reading

Three factors impacting capacity of the organisation

There are three factors that consistently appear to forcefully impact the capacity of the organisation to succeed in achieving results. The first is the ability of the organisation to give original and unique responses to its customers. The second is the capacity of the organisation to create new knowledge and apply it successfully to products and processes. The last factor is the ability of the organisation to create a workplace in which each person chooses accountability for making the entire enterprise successful. Continue reading

Which side are you on?

The age of revolution requires revolutionaries.

If you act like a ward of your organization, you’ll be one, and both you and your company will lose. So if you’re still acting like a courtier, or a consort, bending to the prejudices of top management, buffing up their outsized egos, fretting about what they want to hear, getting calluses on your knees—stop! You’re going to rob yourself and your company of a future that’s worth having. No excuses. No fear. If you’re going to be an activist, these have to be more than T-shirt slogans. Continue reading

Breaking Barriers

The fol­low­ing excerpt is from an arti­cle by Easwaran that appeared in the Autumn 2006 issue of our quar­terly Blue Moun­tain journal:

“Not long ago it was con­sid­ered impos­si­ble for a human being to run a mile in less than four min­utes. The ‘four-minute mile’ was a built-in phys­i­o­log­i­cal lim­i­ta­tion, a kind of invis­i­ble wall that one could approach but never break through. And while every­body believed this, it was true. Peo­ple resigned them­selves to watch­ing the record creep up by hun­dredths of a sec­ond, harder and harder to beat as the magic wall got closer.

“And then some­body who didn’t believe in invis­i­ble walls – a young Eng­lish physi­cian, Roger Ban­nis­ter – ran faster. It was humanly pos­si­ble! Belief in a four-minute bar­rier col­lapsed. It took just six weeks for another run­ner to break Bannister’s record, and today, moth­ers and stu­dents go out on week­ends and run at speeds that experts once decreed beyond human reach. Today some say the real limit is a three-minute mile. But most peo­ple are unwill­ing to set lim­its at all, and records are bro­ken regularly. Continue reading