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2015: Happy Inner Movements

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'Look at Us' Hermitage Amsterdam 2014This 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!

Transformation: a conscious expedition.

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In April I had the opportunity to meet Saskia and speak with her about her innovative project..

Expeditie Hoogbewust

‘Expedition Highly Conscious’: an intriguing blogging documentary by Saskia op de Weegh, 

 

Click here for the original documentary in Dutch.

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.

 

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Diversity or the ‘problematic’ other.

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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