Movie: Belle

Here’s a strong, sensitive, enjoyable, and enlightening movie, relevant to the challenges that we face in individual and collective leadership today. Based on a true story in the late 1700’s, Belle centers around social issues, love, and leadership. Central to the story line is Lord Mansfield’s ruling on an infamous case that became an important step in bringing an end to slavery in England. How is this relevant to us today? I believe that the notion that we are free, free from slavery, is an illusion. What enslaves us today? “All that we are is a result of what we have thought.” (Buddha) I am not pointing at leaders, corporations, institutions… the usual suspects. We might be missing the point! Rather, let us look in the mirror, let us “Face The Face” (Pete Townshend) and shine the light of truth on the hidden causes of stress, strife, and suffering. What is truly keeping us trapped in the confinement of our “Soul Cages” (Sting)? Those who are familiar with my coaching style know that I always seek for the most direct and efficient path to the Light, the zone of enlightenment, or pure consciousness. How do we accomplish this, even without the assistance of a coach, counselor, or consultant? Here’s a powerful universal principle that is highlighted by the late enlightened master Barry Long from Australia: “I cannot teach you enlightenment, but I can teach you honesty.” In the final scenes of “Belle” we see this principle in action, that in fact… “You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:32) LIFE COACHING STEPS Facing truth takes tremendous courage and willingness; but what’s in between the levels of courage and willingness is...

HEAVEN IS FOR REAL (movie)

The movie Heaven Is For Real conveys an inspired message of genuine love, joy, and peace. I watched it last night and realized – again – that there really is no hell other than the one that humankind creates through ignorance, prejudice, impatience, greed, and other selfish desires and attachments. The movie offers several tender moments that can provide food for thought… and invite the notion that judgement and the need to destruct are born not of Divine but merely of the lower levels of human consciousness. The destiny for all of us, so it appears, is the state of peace. So what’s there to...

4 Step Wellness: A Perfect Balance of DO & BE!

A business coaching session with a client this morning generated the insight how the 4 Step Wellness formula from Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (Nutrition, Exercise, Sleep, and Meditation) provides a perfect 2 + 2 balance of doing and being: Optimal sleep hygiene is necessary for rejuvenating body, mind, and spirit, while meditation helps us gain freedom from the physical senses and cultivates the intuitive faculty of extra-sensory perception. Combined with optimal nutritional cleansing and replenishing and a well balanced exercise program that generates structural alignment, muscle tone and stamina, this formula of doing and being builds the foundation and sets the stage for a higher level of fulfillment in life. Thank you Sri Sri:) Click here to learn more about 4 Step...