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Intention blog 7

The power of intention – holding the long view

Recently I had occasion to reflect on an intention that I set 7 years ago in 2010. I attended an international spiritual conference in Umbria in Italy. I had attended the same conference the year before for the first time in St Albans in the UK and […]

By |July 11th, 2017|Intention|Comments Off on Intention blog 7

Knowing blog 6

“One believes things because one has been conditioned to believe them”. Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

I have been contemplating the difference between ‘knowing’ and ‘belief’. Aldous Huxley quite clearly links belief with conditioning, those influences around us that form an imprint on our way of living, often at a pretty deep and unconscious level. Others […]

By |May 30th, 2017|Knowing|Comments Off on Knowing blog 6

Heart Blog 6

“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little PrincePreview

The Little Prince is a powerful and well know book but I wonder if you have ever contemplated the idea of seeing […]

By |April 21st, 2017|Heart|Comments Off on Heart Blog 6

Presence blog 4

In reflecting on the quality of presence for this blog, I considered how my relationship with the understanding and practice of presence has evolved. Over the past months I have had many stimuli on this subject, one of which has been working with Otto Scharmer’s Theory U where he invites us all to sense deeply […]

By |March 7th, 2017|Presence|Comments Off on Presence blog 4

Purpose blog 3

Taking time to reflect on the nature and quality of one’s purpose or indeed an organisation’s purpose enables us to do a number of things – notice how connected we feel to it and what response it fosters in us; evaluate the degree to which it is likely to have a positive impact on the […]

By |January 24th, 2017|Purpose|Comments Off on Purpose blog 3

Intention blog 4

“When your intentions are pure, so too will be your success.” Charles F. Glassman

I don’t know if it’s the same for you but as I have been contemplating the value and essence of ‘intention’ as part of our focus on qualities, I have come increasingly to realise that it needs more than the head to […]

By |December 6th, 2016|Intention|Comments Off on Intention blog 4

Knowing blog 3

“Cease trying to work everything out with your minds. It will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be Revelation.” – Eileen Caddy

As someone with a strong mind I have inevitably let it play a huge role in how I live my life and in many ways that has […]

By |October 25th, 2016|Knowing|Comments Off on Knowing blog 3

Purpose blog 2

Purpose – a DNA thing

Purpose is a wonderfully overarching and potentially lofty member of the Conscious Leader qualities family and one that speaks deeply to me. That said, at times, I have found it hard to examine it in specific interactions within my day-to-day practise. What do I mean by that? Having spent a […]

By |September 1st, 2016|Purpose|Comments Off on Purpose blog 2

Heart Blog 2

Balancing the qualities of the heart

Of all the qualities we are working with as part of the Conscious Leadership development work ‘heart’ is the one that resonates most deeply with me and equally the one I often find most challenging.

I think of myself as a ‘good’ person, someone who cares about others and who tries […]

By |July 2nd, 2016|Heart|Comments Off on Heart Blog 2

Intention blog 1

I didn’t mean that…

That’s not what my heart was feeling. It’s not what my head was saying…so why did I act in that way? Why did I let those things happen? Becoming really conscious of the impact of our thoughts, words, actions and omissions is pretty important if we want to avoid unintended consequences. And […]

By |May 10th, 2016|Intention|Comments Off on Intention blog 1