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From Krista Tippett: There has been a dramatic break with ways of being spiritual and religious that held, in the West, for many generations. And there is a new evolution underway.
From Neal Krause, Lindsey Evans, Gregory Powers and R. David Hayward at The Journal of Positive Psychology: Research on feelings of gratitude to God has not kept pace with research on feelings of gratitude to other people. The purpose of this study was to address this gap in the knowledge base by conducting a series of individual in-depth qualitative interviews. Four main themes emerged from these qualitative interviews. The first has to do with the interface between feelings of gratitude to God and stress, the second involves the ways in which feelings of gratitude to God are expressed, the third theme is concerned with whether God rewards the grateful and punishes the ungrateful, and the fourth theme deals with the perceived benefits of feeling grateful to God. An emphasis is placed throughout on showing how the findings can inform research on the relationships between feeling grateful to God and health.
From Robert Quinn: When I lead workshops on positive leadership with top executives, it can be difficult to get participants to examine their own feelings, and even more difficult to get them to open up and share them with the group. They are used to being all-business; there is no room for feelings and emotion in the boardroom! But I was surprised during a recent workshop when this actually happened.
From The Washington Post: The young man in the video pulls in close to his computer camera with the trappings of a typical college dorm room — a loft bed and the clutter of cast-off clothes — piled behind him. Alex Fiorentini isn’t talking about girls, beer or football. Instead, it’s a coming-out moment of sorts.
“Is it acceptable to the majority of the population to be an atheist?” he asks the camera. “Nope. Are all of your friends going to accept you as an atheist? Probably not all of them. And yeah, those things are gonna suck. But the real question is, ‘Is it OK to be me?’ That is the real question if you are an atheist.”
From Personal Branding Blog: There are no objective reasons for spiritual folks to store any second thoughts or reticence toward personal branding. Far from it. In fact, engaging in the personal branding process can be of one of the most uplifting, rewarding and profoundly spiritual experiences of our lives. For that to happen, our personal branding must be aligned and working in perfect unison with our spiritual values and practices. Any level of internal discord or doubt will translate into conscious or unconscious self-sabotage which will impede our personal brand from developing into its full potential and will bring on negative consequences for our personal and professional fulfillment.
From Krista Tippett on Being: He is a genius of improvisation; a genre-bending vocal magician and conductor. And he sings the territory between music, mystery, and spirit. Who better to contemplate the human voice — its delights, its revelations, and its mystery — than Bobby McFerrin? · Watch video →