Become the conscious creative force in your own life!
Are you good at your work? Are you Great?
Do you want to make a real difference in the world?
Do you intend to become the best?
Transform your life and support transformation of those with whom you work. Personal and Professional Coaching (mindfulness coaching) with an experienced meditation teacher can help you contribute your best and do so with ease and grace. Apply for Conscious Dynamics Coaching for support in achieving your full capacity.
Apply here: www.consciousdynamics.com/coaching_app.html.
A course or two, an annual retreat, a daily practice will deepen your practice, but these are not enough for the real transformation that is possible when you consistently and skillfully 'work' with your own mind - as self-awareness becomes a central thread in your life. With commitment and balanced energy life becomes a great adventure in which you can consciously participate every step of the way.
Transformation is a reasonable potential in your life, in any life. And it is possible without becoming a monk, without living in a cave or a cabin in the woods. Learn to live a life of both challenge and contentment, of deep satisfaction contributing skillfully to society from a place of deep integrity and intelligence.
Give yourself coaching support for four weeks to six months. Focus on your reality and your visioning, on the potential in your life, on what your heart really wants to achieve. Apply for Conscious Dynamic Coaching with an experienced meditation teacher. Explore and impact your personal and professional life with mindful awareness.
Professional Skills through Mindful Awareness
Professional skills develop with awareness and mindfulness. To name only a few:
- Become a shelter for your self and others by creating a powerful listening presence.
- Become familiar with the terrain of your mind, its patterns and processes.
- Learn to work with your own mind
- Catch compromising attitudes before playing them out.
- Be alert to ethical issues before they manifest as problems.
- Free your self from limiting conditioning.
- Release what does not work or brings unhappiness.
- Foster happiness, contentment, other virtues, and positive characteristics.
Apply here to foster your professional skills through your capacity for mindfulness awareness: www.consciousdynamics.com/coaching_app.html.
Essential: Appreciation for the Quality of Mindful Awareness
Mindful interventions are proving highly valuable in many healing situations. With mindfulness, individuals are able to consciously participate in their own healing process. However, the success of such treatments is limited by the quality of the mindful awareness of the therapist.
We may be in danger of thinking of mindfulness only as healing tool, necessary only if there is deficiency. But the more serious your profession, the more responsibility you hold, the more important are your mindfulness skills. And the more important it is to make them part of all aspects of your life.
Consider working with a coach who has combined meditation teaching skills and professional training in helping people reach their potential. Work intentionally with the dynamics of your own mind to bring mindful awareness into all moments of the day and to the way you spend your life.
Coach and Teacher: Mary Rees
Mary Rees, MS, coach, teacher, and award winning author has been helping people meet their potential since 1970 in public, private, and corporate settings. She teaches self-awareness, skills for developing and transforming the mind, and the ability to recognize critical moments of change, responding with intelligence, integrity, and innovation. These methods are drawn from ancient teachings on working with the mind and methods now being rediscovered by western science. Through these influences Rees invites us into connection with deeper ways of knowing and richer, happier ways of living.
Endorsements for Mary's award winning book, Being Prayer:
How we see determines what we see, and Mary Rees will help you to see much better.
~ Richard Rohr
Mary Rees takes hard concepts like consciousness and mind and makes them accessible.
~ Rodney Smith
Weaving the threads of ancient yogic knowledge into a detailed map of human possibility, the Yoga-Sutra stands as a testament to heroic self-awareness, defining yoga for all time.
...what the Buddha thought and taught,...had only one purpose: to come to the end of dukkha, liberating heart and mind. He appears to have taught that this potential -presumably the ultimate goal of personhood - will only be realized by one who fully develops body and mind to see things as they are. The central axis of this cultivation is...meditation, so even a little more clarity about how to practice might be of enormous value.
The quotations above are both from Chip Hartranft's commentary on the Yoga-Sutra. His work as a yoga teacher bridges the traditions of yoga and Buddhism.The shared exploration of these anceint teachings in contempory yoga and meditation tradtions promises to be extremly fruitful. Yoga practitioners discover mind trainings and those with a maturiing mindfulness practice develop an appreciation for the central importance of body work. This wisdom is reinforced by the developing western scientific knowledge about physical activity and brain function.
See our Insight and Mindfulness Courses. They offer parallel teachings to those of royal yoga (as below).
Eight limbs of yoga according to the Yoga Sutra:
- Yama (The five "abstentions"): non-violence, non-lying, non-covetousness, non-sensuality, and non-possessiveness.
- Niyama (The five "observances"): purity, contentment, austerity, study, and surrender to god.
- Asana: Literally means "seat", and in Patanjali's Sutras refers to the seated position used for meditation.
- Pranayama ("Suspending Breath"): Prana, breath, "ayama", to restrain or stop. Also interpreted as control of the life force.*
- Pratyahara ("Abstraction"): Withdrawal of the sense organs from external objects.
- Dharana ("Concentration"): Fixing the attention on a single object.
- Dhyana ("Meditation"): Intense contemplation of the nature of the object of meditation.
- Samadhi ("Liberation"): merging consciousness with the object of meditation.
* 'restrain,' 'stop,' and 'control' sound too active for what is meant in actual practice
Leadership, Mentoring, Personal Deepening
Opportunities to demonstrate leadership happen each moment of our lives. Leadership is not a title. It does not require a team. It is being willing to know who we are with each thought and feeling. It is our intentional presence, our mindfulness. It is being willing to start with my Self. ~ Jon Mason, June 1, 2005
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The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are. - Joseph Campbell