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05
Feb
13

Two Kinds of Eyes

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In all of your endeavors, particularly your business,

use your physical set of eyes, as well as your spiritual, inward set of eyes.

With your physical eyes you see the material world and act accordingly, based on what you see. Typically, this is the set of eyes we use when we plan and take actions in our business.

But, as we know, there is more to life than the material, external world.

With your spiritual eyes, you see beyond external appearances. Instead of allowing appearances to determine what you think is real and reacting to it, you can decide what is beyond the appearance and calmly continue to invoke what you choose.

A meditative practice, applied to your business, enables you to routinely turn your gaze and focus inward, thus stopping reactive thinking. Tapping into inner resources that allow you to to respond to external events with a powerful integration of both your external and internal set of eyes, gives you more awareness and clarity, and hence, changes the business results that you deliver over time.

Every time you choose to act from a balanced perspective of both material and spiritual, every time you invoke rather than react, you get closer and closer to the real you and the real world.

Commit to “being here now” as Eckhart Tolle teaches. Look compassionately and calmly on all rising conditions and situations, whether of a global nature or a personal level. Face them as if they are presenting themselves to you for some much needed transformation. Put on your spiritual courage and do not turn away from what presents itself.

Learn to discern between what is and what only appears to be.

As you align more and more with the real you and the real world, this higher reality will permeate and expand all aspects of your business, your life, and the world around you.

Source Inspiration : Marianne WilliamsonReverend Angela Peregoff

Contact me ruby@strategystream.com to receive $200 off upcoming Strategic 7 Groups; supporting your consistent ability to design and implement your business with two sets of eyes

Ruby Renshaw, Meditation & Business Facilitator, MBA and founder of Strategy Stream, has been speaking and writing about how to integrate business and spirituality for over fifteen years. During that time, she has worked with several hundred entrepreneurs and corporate leaders to transform mindsets and achieve sustained desired goals.

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04
Jan
13

Heart-Centered Meditation

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Follow your heart, but be quiet for a while first. Ask questions,         then feel the answer. Learn to trust your heart.                              ~ Author Unknown

Operating in a survival state-of-mind in which the ego is in control of our thoughts and emotions when external events rock us is not uncommon.

This state-of-mind is characterized by negative self-talk and unhelpful thinking patterns. It can lead us to feel disempowered, hopeless and pessimistic about the future.

If this is a feeling you recognize, take note; there is a solution.  To help you infiltrate ego-hold with peaceful more heart-centered thoughts, try incorporating a meditative practice into your day.

By taking a moment to pause and reflect on your highest-self and giving yourself the opportunity to remember who you are and who you want to be, you will conquer the negative self-talk and retain a positive, peaceful and heart-centered outlook.

Allow the meditative process to tap into your subconscious– there you will find clarity and a sense of peace.

Peaceful-Heart-Centered Meditation

A peaceful-heart-centered meditation begins by finding a place where you can sit quietly, without outside disturbances.  Close your eyes and take several deep breaths.  As you begin to feel settled, bring your attention to the area of your physical heart.

With each breath you take, see your heart slowly expanding.  Allow your heart to continue to expand.  If you feel that your mind is trailing off – note the pattern.  Are you thinking of unpaid bills or a to-do list that seems never ending?  Bring yourself back to heart-center, and refocus on your breathing.  Take a few minutes – or longer – to rest in this nourishing energy.  Now, slowly open your eyes, sit quietly.

Integrate this awakening into your being. You should feel awakened to specific details related to your mission, and you should feel a sense of peace and calmness, rather than feeling stress and anxiety. You can work with increased focus, clarity and awareness, increased productivity and an increase in self-worth and self-confidence.

By taking the time to listen to the wisdom of your highest, heart-centered self during meditation and throughout the day, you allow this wisdom to guide you into a higher expression; where the ego does not have a booming voice.

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20
Dec
12

Look at Love ~ Rumi

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Look at Love…
how it tangles
with the one fallen in love

look at spirit
how it fuses with earth
giving it new life

why are you so busy
with this or that or good or bad
pay attention to how things blend

why talk about all
the known and the unknown                                                                                       pic from goggle images
see how unknown merges into the known

why think separately
of this life and the next
when one is born from the last

look at your heart and tongue
one feels but deaf and dumb
the other speaks in words and signs

look at water and fire
earth and wind
enemies and friends all at once

the wolf and the lamb
the lion and the deer
far away yet together

look at the unity of this
spring and winter
manifested in the equinox

you too must mingle my friends
since the earth and the sky
are mingled just for you and me

be like sugarcane
sweet yet silent
don’t get mixed up with bitter words

my beloved grows
right out of my own heart
how much more union can there be

Why Rumi?

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21
Nov
12

With Passion Laugh Jump

With Passion ~ by Rumi

With passion pray. With

passion work. With passion make love.

With passion eat and drink and dance and play.

Why look like a dead fish

in this ocean

of

God?

Why Rumi?

Floating, Flooding, Ever Budding

01
Oct
12

Good-Bye Monkey-Mind

Can slowing down, pausing, and meditating make you more effective in your business? 

A handful of executive MBA programs around the country — from Harvard to Michigan’s Ross School of Business — are teaching students Buddhist meditation techniques. It’s not necessarily about teaching spirituality, but focus. There’s no way to quantify whether learning how to be centered during a stressful business meeting is balancing the bottom lines at companies. But students say slowing down does help them be more effective. Read the entire transcript

If you slide into an overwhelmed-monkey-egoic-mind-mode, often you only see the problems that are confronting you and produce mediocre, unsatisfactory and ineffective results. You may become trapped thinking you are getting somewhere, yet never reach the higher potentials that have been lying outside the boundaries of your mind all along.

The quicker you can shift your mind, perspective and experience of business challenges, the better!

As Albert Einstein said: “You cannot solve a problem with the same mind that created it.”

There are many forms of meditative practice — if you have one that fits you…great!

If you don’t……consider the high-return you will receive from incorporating meditation into your business strategy and begin to explore possibilities. Here is link to more about meditation and a

quick twenty minute technique to shift into an open and empowering state.

21
Sep
12

Expanding Value

Ruby 9/18/12 I found this particular excerpt thought-provoking:

“In capitalist societies, the goal is making profit, the expansion of money value, rather than the pleasure of using or consuming the commodities acquired through the exchange.  In capitalist societies, value is continually being transformed from money into commodities and then back into a larger sum of money; value becomes capital by virtue of the fact that it is involved in the process of expanding, of creating extra value.  However, there is only one commodity that can actually create extra value:  human labor power.”

Perhaps we need to expand the concept of capitalism with an expanded view of value. We know that expanding money value in a vacuum is not working. Integrating consciousness and measures beyond profit ensures that value expands to include such things as making a difference in people’s lives and being respectful of ALL resources.  When we view value from this view point, we are able to incorporate a concept of expansion that serves all of humanity, yet fundamentally rests on right use of individual power.  

Capital + integrity = Profit with increased human power as an exponential

On Sep 11, 2012, at 1:37 PM, Cindy Leinweber <cindyaleinweber@earthlink.net> wrote:
I’d appreciate any insights you have.

Civilization and Its Discontents:The Archeology of Capitalism 
The price we pay for our advance in civilization is a loss of happiness ~Sigmund Freud
It is hard to call capitalism successful, when two-thirds of the world’s people live in poverty.  (Placard in Guadalajara Mexico)
The drive to political accumulation, to state holding, is the precapitalist analogue to the capitalist drive to accumulate capital. Robert Brenner The state is the distinctive collective misrepresentation of capitalist societies… It is a bid to elicit support for or tolerance of the insupportable and intolerable by presenting them as something other than themselves, namely legitimate, disinterested domination.  The study of the state, seen thus, would begin with the cardinal activity involved in the presentation of she state:  the legitimating of the illegitimate ~ Philip Abrams
Capitalism as an economic system is concerned with the production and sale of commodities in markets.  Commodities are goods that are produced for sale rather than use by the people who made them.  The roots of modern capitalism lie in the sixteenth century with the expansion of commerce and markets that eventually enveloped the entire world.   Commercial or merchant capital is different from the barter, or traffic in goods, that occurred, and still takes place among precapitalist communities.  In these societies the circulation of goods is aimed at the satisfaction of wants or needs.  In capitalist societies, the goal is making profit, the expansion of money value, rather than the pleasure of using or consuming the commodities acquired through the exchange.  In capitalist societies, value is continually being transformed from money into commodities and then back into a larger sum of money; value becomes capital by virtue of the fact that it is involved in the process of expanding, of creating extra value.  However, there is only one commodity that can actually create extra value:  human labor power.
“Archaeology   The Historical Development of Civilizations”Author – Thomas C. Patterson
18
Apr
12

Floating, Flooding, Ever-Budding

Once you start the force of planning or implement a phase of an existing plan, fresh forces will come into play to which adjustment has to be made. Whether business starts pouring in, your staff or life partner starts to sabotage, or the economy busts –fresh forces there will be.

The good news is that this is natural. Einstein stated that force never moves in a straight line, but in a curve that eventually returns from where it came and in a higher arc, because the universe has progressed since it started.

You can count on the curve of the force returning –the key to success is counting on the new factors that occur at the higher arc level. Plan on stabilizing and harnessing these factors.

“There is a tide in the affairs of men which taken at the flood leads to fortune.” ~Shakespeare

There is a stage of business informally known as flood –this is when everything starts to work and comes together –the arc of your planning returns. It can seem overwhelming because with the flood comes debris –the new factors.

You can float when you routinely plan to revisit your key business success factors and proactively stabilize them. Incorporating a holistic system of measurement and communication will help to navigate the flood and turn debris into assets.

Keep forcefully planning!

Every phase of evolution commences by being in a state of unstable force and proceeds through organization to equilibrium. Equilibrium having been achieved, no further development is possible without once more oversetting the stability and passing though a phase of contending forces. As a friend of mine once said, it is about “floating, flooding, and ever-budding”.  Originally posted Love-is-the-Bottom-Line May 2010 & Strategy Stream March 2012

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