Tag Archive for relating

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And who do YOU think you are?

I am a point of perception. I seem to be here right now. I experience myself. I experience reality – that which I consider not myself. I experience my self and reality through multiple interfaces: I seem to experience myself through a body. I am not my body. I seem to experience myself through emotions. I am not my emotions.… Read more →

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From Transaction to Co-Evolution – Relating with Value

Everything has inherent worth. Value is created in interaction, when we relate with each other. Whether this occurs on a personal level or a professional level, our interactions with one another are what fuels our world. But how can we ensure all of our relating creates value? Let’s take a look at the different modes of relating… Transactional Relating Most interactions… Read more →

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Happy Women’s Day

Today, we celebrate women. I am deeply grateful for the women in my life. From my mother, who received my father’s seed and gave me life, to the lovers and partners I have had, to all the women who – through their reflection and by example – taught me to be a better human. I cherish you and am eternally… Read more →

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How can you cultivate an Innovation Mindset?

Much of what has been written about innovation is about the mechanics of it. It doesn’t matter if it is top-down or bottom-up. Innovation doesn’t happen either way. Innovation happens from the inside out. All real innovations happen because of an individual. It is self-motivated, personal passion (without being given direction or orders or measures or processes) that drives people… Read more →

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Innovation starts with “i”

You might have heard the story about a Zen master who is visited by a Buddhist scholar. The scholar had requested the master to teach him about Zen. As they sat down together, the master began to prepare tea while the scholar began to tell the master about all the things he had studied in the sutras and all that… Read more →

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Discovering Jainism – For Business

The first time I consciously remember hearing about Jainism was when I was in the middle of an obsession with sevens and eights. Inspired by Timothy Leary’s and Robert Anton Wilson’s “Game of Life” and Arthur Young’s Theory of Process, I had been playing with various matrices that describe universe in sets of seven (e.g. Chakras) and eights (e.g. the… Read more →

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Don’t believe that you “should” meditate

Meditation or Mindfulness Practice, as the kids are calling it these days to stay more bias free, is becoming popular again. From events like Wisdom 2.0 to internet entrepreneurs like Jason Calacanis making the case of why he is investing in calm.com, meditation is getting traction in Silicon Valley and beyond. It makes sense. Meditation is probably one of the… Read more →

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In search of meaning…

Since becoming aware of his existence, man has sought to give meaning to it. In his comparatively short life on earth, a whole array of philosophies, cosmologies, ontologies have arisen and have been amply documented. In terms of their stance on the underlying meaning, nearly all of these models of reality fall into one of two categories: materialistic or spiritualistic.… Read more →

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What is meaningful?

Most of the time, we do things habitually: We get up, brush our teeth, put on clothes, commute to work, do what we know how to do all day, get ourselves some entertainment, undress, go to bed, sleep. Rinse. Repeat. Habits are the foundation of existence. Habits of thought, emotion, deed. If we had to rethink how to brush our… Read more →

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Finding “Nemo”

Contrary to the ideas this title might conjure up, this entry is not about fishies. It is about our projections on “Other” and our yearning for connectedness. Once you realize “I” and “Other”, and you begin to take ownership of your distinctions, one of the most important dynamics to become aware of is our tendency to look for “nemo”. “Nemo”… Read more →