So my morning habit of reading led me this a.m. to reread Chapter 6 (Being Mastery) of Kevin Cashman’s Leadership from the Inside: Becoming a Leader for Life. Some nuggets within led me to lift them up as something worth thinking about. For me, writing them out tends to reinforce them in my mind, which may also bring value to you. Here’s a couple to chew on:
“With no silence, there is no reflection. With no reflection, there is no vision. With no vision, there is no leadership. As counterintuitive as it may seem, silence and reflection are actually performance pathways to more expanded vision and more effective, innovative leadership.”
“Thinking is the effect; Being is the cause. Being is consciousness in its pure form, the source of thought. It is not a thought; it is the source of thought.”
“We have become a world of human doers having lost connection to our heritage as human beings.”
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seing new landscapes, but in having new eyes” (quoting Marcel Proust).
And then there was this one that really made me pause…..”Being is infinity contained in the eternally present moment.”
SO MANY applications to these reflections in our work and lives today. Worth pondering for even a moment, don’t you think?