Three Thoughts for Thursday – October Edition!

Quote or Passage I’m Pondering and Appreciating:

I’ve been thinking a great deal about balance and boundaries and have been sitting with this consideration around being who I want to be and also protecting that identity, showing up the way I want to show up and having the impact I want to have without losing myself or jeopardizing my identity.  This spoke to me as I seek to stay steady in my being, centered and confident in my inner voice.

Give. But don’t allow yourself to be used.
Love. But don’t allow your heart to be abused.
Trust. But don’t be naïve.
Listen. But don’t lose your own voice.

Balance October 2019Photo by Bekir Dönmez on Unsplash

Podcast I’m Listening To:

I have a recent obsession with Eckhart Tolle and found when I searched for him in the podcast world, several sessions with Oprah.  Here are a couple of my favorites so far…and a quote that is sticking with me:

“Stress arises in the gap of what is and what your mind says it should be.”

                                                        ~ Eckhart Tolle

Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations: Ekhart Tolle – Free Yourself from Anxiety, Stress and Unhappiness

Visionary thought leader and author of “A New Earth,” Eckhart Tolle explains his view of where we are in the state of the new Earth today. With a shift that has separated millions of Americans, Eckhart teaches us how to lift the ain that can show up for all of us. Oprah calls Eckhart Tolle one of the “greatest spiritual teachers and inspirations here on the planet.”

Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations: Ekhart Tolle – The Awakening of Consciousness

In a live appearance at UCLA’s Royce Hall, New York Times best-selling author and spiritual thought leader Ekhart Tolle explains the awakening of consciousness by taking on one of Oprah’s signature questions: What do you know for sure? “I know for sure that I’m sitting on a chair,” Eckhart says. “That’s the most surface level of things. I know for sure that this is a table.” His answer is simple enough, but Eckhart delves further. Even these seemingly simple truths are not concrete, he says. Eckhart goes so far as to say that we can’t know for sure that life is not a dream, a question that has been posed by many philosophers. Eckhart explains the importance of becoming more present in our daily lives and why the ability to become still is essential.

Book I’m Reading:

Changing on the Job: Developing Leaders for a Complex World by Jennifer Garvey Berger

What I am appreciating about the book – the way the author brings the lens of human development to the workplace.  I am learning so much about how we develop, why we stop developing, how our levels of development can explain our pain points and conflicts, and how we can find ways to make it to the next level.

What Amazon has to say:

Listen to people in every field and you’ll hear a call for more sophisticated leadership—for leaders who can solve more complex problems than the human race has ever faced. But these leaders won’t simply come to the fore; we have to develop them, and we must cultivate them as quickly as is humanly possible. Changing on the Job is a means to this end. As opposed to showing readers how to play the role of a leader in a “paint by numbers” fashion, Changing on the Job builds on theories of adult growth and development to help readers become more thoughtful individuals, capable of leading in any scenario. Moving from the theoretical to the practical, and employing real-world examples, author Jennifer Garvey Berger offers a set of building blocks to help cultivate an agile workforce while improving performance. Coaches, HR professionals, thoughtful leaders, and anyone who wants to flourish on the job will find this book a vital resource for developing their own capacities and those of the talent that they support.