Leading with Soul is both an inspiring book and a guide for becoming a better leader. The book alternates between telling the story of a leader who is striving to find meaning in his work, and regular interludes, which include summaries, reflective questions, and information regarding various spiritual philosophies. I was exposed to dimensions of leadership I had never previously considered. This paper will reflect upon how Leading with Soul helped me understand the spiritual nature of leadership, identify strategies for nurturing the spiritual side of my own leadership, expand my capacity for assisting others during challenging times, and increase my compassion while working with difficult others. Prior to reading Leading with Soul, I had never considered a spiritual side of leadership.
In these days Yoga needs in human life is essential and its continuous. But I explain below that only introduction of the yoga, role of yoga and use of yoga in human life. 1. Introduction: Yoga is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India. There is a broad variety of Yoga schools,
The Lotus Sutra’s purpose is to encourage people’s intrinsic capacity for wisdom, courage and compassion; ultimately demonstrating the universal capacity for enlightenment. Daisaku Ikeda, president of Soka Gakkai International, states the Lotus Sutra is, “Ultimately a teaching of empowerment.” The Bhagavad Gita however searches for a permanent reality, making life more meaningful, stable and purposeful. The Gita is about finding permanence in amidst rapid change, and integrating spiritual values in a fast-paced life. Both texts however expound the message of finding peace within yourself and everyday life. The Lotus Sutra and Bhagavad Gita therefore have their separate meanings and followers, united by the central theme of universal peace.
Yoga is a practice found within the religion of Hinduism that overtime have modernized and expanded to the West. The expansion and modernization has left people with the worry that contemporary yoga has created disrespect towards its origins. The following paper will explore some of the issues that the modernization of yoga has brought to the true meaning of the practice and the measures that could be executed to ensure the utmost respect for its origins. Profile of Five Voices The first voice “The Development of Modern Yoga: A Survey of the field” by Suzanne Newcombe explores the origins of yoga and the development of modern yoga. Many believe that yoga began in the Hindu religion, however the techniques of yoga were also used by the Buddhists,
Therefore, having wisdom is essential in our lives. Philosophers have done a lot of contribution, and they have influenced my perspective. Starting with Gautama Buddha 's Four Noble Truths, it gave me a deeper insight towards suffering. Experiencing suffering, it has affected me emotionally and mentally especially when I’m attached to a certain thing. Learning Buddha’s teachings has enlightened me and it has taught me
Teaching yoga is a major undertaking, but for those who feel called to this career, it can also be highly rewarding. Take the time to look deeply inward and determine that yoga teaching is right for you, and then make a commitment to performing the hard work that is required. Trust in the process, and visualize the career of your
Recent scientific studies have taken meditation as one of the parameters to study the thought process and physiological changes that occur in human body. The main reason is that meditation has been well adapted by western contexts to treat various physical and physiological conditions. Researches to date are predominantly dedicated to analyze the efficacy of meditation in improving these conditions and most importantly examine the underlying mechanisms. Thus, instead of considering meditation as a religious ritual, I will be focusing on how meditation play a role in human health and how the scientific studies are used to report the magnanimous effect of meditation on the mind, body and human well-being. Connection between Science and Meditation Sanskrit word for meditation, Dhyāna explains meditation is a mental exercise to achieve tranquility and observation that leads to ultimate wisdom and consciousness by nurturing the mind.
There are two main and well-known methods which have been preserved in ancient Buddhists text. The former is meditation and the latter is yoga. Buddhist meditation can be defined as a state of awareness and consciousness. It is concerned with transforming the mind and using it to explore itself and other things. It encourages and develops the concentration, emotional positivity and a calm seeing of the true nature of things.
The Dalai Lama 's Heart of Wisdom .1954) The Buddhists in India have believed that they follow the best religious teaching and also, they follow the traditional structures, which were diver’s traditions, which spread across Asian cultures. By the way, it has different schools which developing across the history and it teaching doctrine and practices, which they all aimed to happy and understanding. The reputation of Dalai Lama based in the West because of some qualities he has them. Moreover, he saw there as a model for peace and wisdom. One of his practices is to train the mind to some psychology’s level.
As my Buddhist practice has evolved, the path’s alchemy of quiet awareness has triggered deep structural changes in my character and priorities, culminating in a growing imperative to transition my life towards a career that can be directly, tangibly beneficial to people and society. I have found immense joy and stillness in the Buddhadhamma, and I’ve strived to artistically express these qualities through art and music. While these modes of expression are able to capture and contextualize concepts and experiences that may otherwise be ineffable, I feel I could make a deeper, more meaningful impact by focusing my energies on sharing dhamma with those in greatest need: the sick, the dying, the troubled, the persecuted. My meditation practice is an exercise in patience and exploration, allowing me to honestly confront my inner obstacles: self-doubt, insecurities, persistent regrets, anxiety’s rigid grip. This suffering isn’t extraordinary, nor must it be; suffering is universal, as is its immiseration.