Mindful Reflection: Living the Questions.

1 Comment January 15, 2011 / Posted in Breathe, Mindful Leadership, Mindfulness
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Something for Minds, stores, and businesses

Live the questions and life will move you to the answers.

Who Am I?

What Do I Want?

What’s My Purpose?”.

Deepak Chopra was speaking on the Dr Oz Show

Deepak Chopra said when I reveal my secrets of the aging process the implications are huge. Deepak Chopra says close your eyes and watch your breath for about 5 minutes, put your attention on your heart and ask yourself “Who Am I? What Do I Want? What’s My Purpose?”. You don’t need to know the answers, live the questions and life will move you to the answers.

Deepak Chopra says the biggest mistake people make is that they think there is a pill or a magic bullet that will solve all their problems, healing comes from within. How we interact with the environment, how we think, how we behave, how we relate to each other actually can turn on the good genes or turn off the bad genes. The most significant are heart disease, cardiovascular disease in general inflammation which is linked to many diseases including autoimmune diseases and certain types of cancer, these genes can influence them by the way you think, the way you behave, the way you relate to other people, exercise, good sleep and stress management.

When it comes to the way you think, the books of Lee Thayer will stretch your thinking. For the way we think influences who we are and who we are influences what we do.

Two Thought Prodders from Leadership: Thinking, Being, Doing

We don’t learn from our experience. We learn from our interpretation of our experience.

We choose problem we can’t solve; rather than make the choices or decisions needed.

In Leadership Virtuosity

Be very prudent, wary, and astute about who you communicate with, including yourself

There can be little doubt that how you communicate with yourself is the most consequential of all forms of communication–both for who you become and for how you think. That’s because it is the most prevalent and influential form of communication there is.

You are continuously talking to yourself. If the two of you involved in that ongoing conversation are not doing a superb job of it, not only will you become someone other than who you intended. But your semantic entanglements and your less-than-purposeful dialogs will obscure the path you need to be on.

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  1. Bruce Peters said on January 16th, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    Ozzie,
    Wonderful post. I am reminded of a personal retreat where I was struggling a bit
    at one of life’s crossroad’s with my own “question”. After a long walk and conversation
    with myself I wandered into the poetry section, took off the shelf a book of Rilke
    which opened almost magically to the these words, “(Have)….. patience with everything unresolved in your heart—-and try to love the questions themselves. Don’t search for answers which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them.
    And the point is to live everything.
    Live the questions now!
    Perhaps, gradually without noticing it you will live the way to your answer”

    Buber, once described our lives as our conversation with God and that life’s challenge was to make that conversation “holy”. That included, he felt the conversations with ourselves and each other.

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