The Masks We Wear

“When it comes to recognizing the truth of our own identities, most of us experience a symbolic version of blindness that keeps us from seeing ourselves for who we really are.” – Christopher Heuertz This quote just crossed my awareness, as I am reading “The Sacred Enneagram” book. Several recent themes in my life are […]

Facing Ourselves

“Don’t give them too much to do on the weekend,” said the head counselor to the woman who is running a very unique healing centre, talking about the clients of the place. I remember going to a vipassana meditation retreat, many years ago. The instructions were very clear, to not bring any electronics of any […]

A Special Dinner Gathering

My students are completing a two year course in Leadership and Personal Development and are about to graduate from Pinchot University. This is an MBA program that is combined of monthly face-to-face weekends and online learning in-between. Their online assignment for this week is to have a dialogue on the following theme: You are having a […]

House of Mirrors

One of the concepts I have recently started bringing into my teaching and into my life comes from the Conscious Leadership Group and wonderful their book, “15 Commitments of Conscious Leaders.” This particular one is about being above or below the line and while it really appears to be quite simple to grasp, it is […]

Creativity Is An Inside Job

“I am not one of those creative types,” he says. “I am an engineer.” He is a product manager in an engineering firm. We are in the middle of a workshop series on unleashing individual and organizational creativity and innovation as part of an initiative to create a culture of creativity in the company. There […]

Thank You 2013

Dear 2013, Time came for us to part ways. It is nothing personal, really. Just the nature of things these days. We had a great time together, for a whole year. Every day, every night, and oftentimes, every hour. It is time to move on now, and perfect timing to look at what you have […]

On Being Vulnerable

Today’s Reflection is about that which we often don’t want to talk about. Yes. Being vulnerable. Raise your hand if this is a “hobby” of yours. I wonder how many hands went up. I don’t think mine did. Vulnerability. Sharing that which we are committed to protecting and hiding from the world. The fear of […]