This week I visited the exhibition ‘Look at Us’ in Hermitage Amsterdam. Leaders and governors are richly portrayed in Dutch 17th century Golden Age style. Among colossal paintings, modern pictures of todays’ charities feature.
I look in the ‘mirror’ and see static poses that communicate considerable works.
Year’s end, and if we review at all, usually our outer movements i.e. achievements are measured. I pause and reflect. Three Inner Movements in 2014 come to mind:
- Becoming more receptive
- Inner Joy, less affected by outside events
- Inclined to experimentation e.g. in the field of leadership and spirituality
These ‘Big 3’ came unnoticed and for no direct gain to the outside world, yet observable and fulfilling to me, for which I am grateful.
To all of you, I wish an innerly moving 2015 for performance and fulfillment!
In April I had the opportunity to meet Saskia and speak with her about her innovative project..
‘Expedition Highly Conscious’: an intriguing blogging documentary by Saskia op de Weegh,
What follows is a summary translated in English with some elaboration.
” Enhanced or higher consciousness is about paying attention to your inner life, learning to discern your way to go”, according to Jeroen van Lawick.
Today’s challenges in society bring about new thinking and ways of working: e.g. ‘Shared Value‘ (Porter and Kramer; 2011) or CSR 2.0 (Visser, 2010).
In these innovative approaches, we are faced with at least two big challenges: First, how to cope with uncertainty and novelty, as discussed in our last blog (Oct 2,’12). Second, we must learn to truly see and accept the other as yet diverse partners, thus overcoming a deep and commonly held perspective of the ‘problematic’ other. Read More