Awake At Work

October 7, 2015

When our life’s work confronts the tough realities of  death, disappointment, and existential doubt we may turn to our favorite Empiricist David Hume.  


How did Hume come up with these ideas, so profoundly at odds with the Western philosophy and religion of his day? What turned the neurotic Presbyterian teenager into the great founder of the European Enlightenment?


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October 2, 2015

A Sufi tale

One day the sun and a cave decided to have a conversation. During the chat, the sun was having a difficult time understanding what the cave meant by “dark, closed and dank” and the cave was confused by the sun’s notion of “light, open and clear”. So, they decided to change places and share perspectives.

The cave went up into the sky and took the sun’s view and remarked: “Ah, I see, this is remarkable and vast - truly marvelous!”

After a while the cave invited the sun to visit his world: “Now come...

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September 16, 2015

Mindful leadership is less about relieving stress or becoming a “better version of who we are” but more about becoming familiar with our experience and noticing that we are hardwired to inspire the best in others.

April 6, 2015

by Yi‑Yuan Tang, Britta K. Hölzel, and Michael I. Posner

Research over the past two decades broadly supports the claim that mindfulness meditation — practiced widely for the reduction of stress and promotion of health — exerts beneficial effects on physical and mental health, and cognitive performance. Recent neuroimaging studies have begun to uncover the brain areas and networks that mediate these positive effects. However, the underlying neural mechanisms remain unclear, and it is apparent that more methodologically rigorous studies are required if we are to gain a full...

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March 2, 2015

Orginially published in Mindful Magazine
March 1, 2015

Before we read further, let’s pause for a moment and consider our circumstances. Chances are if you are reading this magazine, you are in a comfortable, safe setting, with access to virtually unlimited resources. You can travel freely, communicate globally and explore the entirety of human knowledge virtually unrestrained. And most likely you have ready access to friends, colleagues, family and...

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