by DW Green — March 20, 2019I finished taking an online course entitled Living from a Place of Surrender. It was Awesome! I wish this material were taught in school. I believe the world would be a better place. Unfortunately, most of us are rarely exposed to this type of knowledge. We spend most of our time with our Human identity and doings (impermanent, transitory), rather than our Being identity and relationship to spirit (eternal).“In case you haven’t noticed, you have a mental dialogue going on inside your head that never stops.”—Michael Singer. Have you ever had an interest in quieting down your mental chatter or removing it entirely? The science behind this incessant and mindless mental chatter is very interesting. The course is spendy, $297.00, but for me, a life changing investment.If you chose to take the class and finish it, I would love to hear what you think. Website link: www.soundstrue.comWith love and appreciation.
by DW Green — March 13, 2019If you were traveling in Tibet, you would experience tidbits of Tibet. If you were a native Tibetan, you could be a Tibetan tidbit?Any way here’s some tidbits to ponder.Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do you know this is the experience you need? Because this is the experience you are having at the moment.You are not in the Universe. You are the Universe, an intrinsic part of it. Ultimately, you are not a person, but a focal point where the universe is becoming conscious of itself. What an amazing miracle.The secret to happiness is letting go.Accept all people and all circumstances in your life exactly as they are. Knowing that everything is as it should be. Practice defenselessness and relinquish the need to convince or persuade others of your point of view.Tibet is an administrative division of China. North of the Himalayas: prior to 1950 a theocracy under the Dalai Lama; the highest country in the world, average elevation about 16,00 feet. Capital is Lhasa. Tibet is north and east of Nepal. Kathmandu, Nepal, is my favorite city name.
by DW Green — March 6, 2019The Dalai Lama seems like a pretty cool guy. It’s amazing to me how people get to be who they are. For example, Tenzin Gyatso is the 14th and current Dalai Lama. He was born on a straw mat in a cowshed to a farmer’s family in a remote part of Tibet. He was born into a humble family of farmers as one of 16 children. He became the most popular world leader by 2013. It’s amazing how wise and insightful he has become.He wrote an article for the Harvard Business Review in the February 20th 2019 issue. The article is titled The Dali Lama on Why Leaders Should Be Mindful, Selfless, and Compassionate. Here’s a portion of that article.Be selflessWe are naturally driven by self-interest; it’s necessary to survive. But we need wise self-interest that is generous and cooperative, taking others’ interests into account. Cooperation comes from friendship, friendship comes from trust, and trust comes from kindheartedness. Once you have a genuine sense of concern for others, there’s no room for cheating, bullying, or exploitation; instead, you can be honest, truthful, and transparent in your conduct.Buddhist tradition describes three styles of c...read more
by DW Green — February 27, 2019I really enjoyed reading Adam’s blog last week. Is the bar really lowered? At the end of the blog Adam wrote that “Adapting is not surrendering to the pressure of an unwinnable battle.” The word surrender got my attention. Surrender carries mostly negative connotations, for guys anyway. But I’ve learned that surrender is a positive action. I liken it to acceptance, to letting go, to trusting or having faith in a higher power, a higher intelligence. Surrender is to say ‘yes’ to life—to see how life suddenly starts working for you rather than against you. It’s about giving up everything that no longer serves you. Easier said than done.Eckhart Tolle defines surrender in the following way.“To some people, surrender may have negative connotations, implying defeat, giving up, failing to rise to the challenges of life, becoming lethargic, and so on. True surrender, however, is something entirely different. It does not mean to passively put up with whatever situation you find yourself in and to do nothing about it. Nor does it mean to cease making plans or initiating positive action. Surrender is the simple but profound wisdom of yieldi...read more
by DW Green — February 20, 2019I was reminded recently that I attended my first Amba Gale Leadership workshop in March of 2003. Wow, 16 years ago. I’ve attended Amba’s workshops and retreats annually since then. Her courses have affected my life in unimaginable ways. Her course content has sent me down a rich and rewarding path of personal discovery. Thank you Amba, Ruth, and fellow journeyers!The most important thing that I learned on my first day of class was this:
- You know what you know. (yep)
- You know what you don’t know. (yep)
- But you don’t know what you don’t know. (huh)