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27
Jan
15

Mindfulness

 

flat,550x550,075,fAccording to Jon Kabat-Zinn, “mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and non judgmentally.”

Mindfulness has to do with examining who we are, with questioning our view of the world and our place in it, and with cultivating some appreciation for the fullness of each moment we are alive. Most of all, it has to do with being in touch.

Meditation helps us wake up from a state of automaticity and unconsciousness, thereby making it possible for us to live our lives with access to the full spectrum of our conscious and unconscious possibilities.

By investigating inwardly our own nature as beings and, particularly, the nature of our own minds through careful and systematic self-observation, we live lives of greater satisfaction, harmony, and wisdom.

Mindfulness and meditation provide a simple but powerful route for getting ourselves unstuck, back into touch with our own wisdom and vitality. It is a way to take charge of the direction and quality of our own lives. It is the direct opposite of taking life for granted.

The habit of ignoring our present moments in favor of others yet to come leads directly to a pervasive lack of awareness of the web of life in which we are embedded. This includes a lack of awareness and understanding of our own mind and how it influences our perceptions and our actions. It severely limits our perspective on what it means to be a person and how we are connected to each other and the world around us.

When we commit ourselves to paying attention in an open way, without falling prey to our own likes and dislikes, opinions and prejudices, projections and expectations, new possibilities open up and we have a chance to free ourselves from the straitjacket of unconsciousness.

Sourced from Wherever You Go There You Are -mindfulness meditation in everyday life by Jon Kabat-Zinn

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19
Nov
14

When you feel a peaceful joy

images-6You know what it feels like to be “in the flow” –-those times when your words and actions seem supported by creation –when for example, a specific person was needed, they would show up; when a certain set of circumstances was necessary for a project to go on, the pieces seemed to magically fall into place. It could be said that in those moments, your Highest Self was joyfully guiding your actions.

You have also probably experienced what it feels like when you are not in the flow, when you have wandered off your path and joy seems replaced by struggle. In those times, things do not move easily; the “wick won’t light”.

What can bring you back to your path is consciously tuning in —repeatedly reawakening to peace and your Higher Self. In the space of joyful awakening there is access to deep knowledge of what to create, speak, release, and leverage in the moment and for the future of your business.

When you feel a peaceful joy, you’re near the truth.

Unquiet and off center, jealous or greedy, what you do seems pretentious and those around you insincere.

Speak the clearest truth you know, and let the dis-ease heal.

If words are tinged with lying, they’re like water dripping into an oil lamp.

The wick won’t light, and the pleasure and rest of your love room will diminish. ~Rumi

27
Oct
13

Keep the Financial Fires Blazing

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Blazing passion is real power. It is the ying (feminine) and the yang (masculine) coming together. Passion can create anything you want and inspire you to accomplish the impossible.

Passion will move mountains and bring business success.

Passion is the energy blend of containment (ying) and force (yang) that results in a fire-building cosmic dance of creation.

Passion is the on-going implementation of your business (the container for your desire) from a space of still mind, penetrated with the force of conscious action.
Un-stilled mind will always think in terms of purpose, profit, and utility. Mind acting without pause will be aggressive and full of activity.

When mind is stilled thru meditation, activity will disappear and action will appear –and there is a great difference between the two. Activity has utility; conscious action becomes pure joy, pure beauty. You act not because something has to be achieved; you act because action is a joy, a dance. You act because you are so full of energy.

And all your joyful dancing cannot but result in a blazing fire of fulfilling abundance.

Reblogged from http://www.strategystream.com

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10
Jun
13

Kundalini Serpent Energy

The Strategy Stream program is based on the 7 chakras –it is very powerful to align your chakra energy with your business in an intentional way! Strategy Stream Services

16
May
13

Meditation = Happier Wealth

originally posted http://www.strategystream.com ~ by Ruby RenshawWater ying yang

Recently, I asked a successful finance director, who has been incorporating meditation into his business life for several years now, his own experience of the benefits of committing to a meditative practice.

Along with some expected benefits:

-Being un-rattled by issues arising when things seem to be going wrong.

-Ability to be present, to observe, not to engage in negative emotion, not because I am suppressing it – but genuinely because I do not need to go there anymore.

He also offered up the most yummy, juicy benefit:

I am happier! … AND what is a surprise – now becoming wealthier! …. Meditation energy is the type of energy that lets the stuff you no longer want go and allows in the new good stuff ….

I had to drop my old ways of doing business which worked financially, but were not based around happiness. So I had to drop some old ways of thinking – including with it ways that made money – without knowing how I was going to make a new way work financially. When you realize you want to do that, that’s a ‘Gulp’ moment! 

But when you have your own heart on your side, well that’s alignment, and things you cannot foretell start to engage, to happen and you get there.

Beautiful.

By improving your inner landscape, meditation helps you to respond to external events with more awareness and clarity, and hence, change the business and HAPPINESS results that you deliver over time.

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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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09
May
12

7 Business Plan Mistakes

1. Misunderstanding the purpose: it’s the planning journey that matters, not just the document Planning is a process of setting goals and establishing specific measures of progress, then tracking your progress and following up with course corrections. The plan itself is just the first step; it is reviewed and revised often. Don’t even print it unless you absolutely have to. Leave it on a digital network instead.

2. Doing it in one big push: do it in pieces and steps The plan is a set of connected modules, like blocks. Start anywhere and get going. Do the part that interests you most, or the part that provides the most immediate benefit. That might be strategy, concepts, target markets, business offerings, projections, mantra, vision, whatever. . . just get going.

3. Finishing your plan: your plan is living If your plan is done, then your business is done. That most recent version is just a snapshot of what the plan was then. It should always be alive and changing to reflect changing assumptions & feedback from all levels of your environment.

4. Hiding your plan: be transparent as possible Use common sense about what details you share, keeping some information, such as individual salaries, confidential. But do share the vision, goals and measurements, using the planning to build team spirit, peer collaboration and ventures.

5. Confusing cash with profits: understand both There’s a huge difference between the two. Profits are an accounting concept; cash is money in the bank. You don’t pay your bills with profits. Make sure you take the time to forecast realistically  – this usually means you will have to take the time to throughly understand expenses, cash and profits.

6. Diluting your priorities: pick a few and complete them A plan that stresses three or four priorities is a plan with focus and power. People can understand three or four main points. A plan that lists 20 priorities doesn’t really have any.

7. Sweating the details : having a strategy does not mean you don’t have faith Details are important, especially in the beginning, but remember that your plan is fundamentally an invitation to the universe to play with you. Make it a priority to take the time to breath deeply, meditate and connect with your inner strength & guidance. This will allow you to not get caught up in anxiety & control.

Sourced from Tim Berry entrepreneur.com

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