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.
The book that called Psychology & Christianity: Five Views by Johnson, one book that links between Christians with psychology. Firstly, the book will described the history of the influence of Christian in psychology. In this book they explain that the Christian and psychology has a big influence. The books that I read, is written by several authors. The author must write the view and their views on how Christians should practice psychology. A writer will write their views on psychology and Christian then other writers responds to the views of the writer. In this book, the author will comment on what they agree or disagree about the views of the author of the psychological relationship with Christian.
“A deep sense of love and belonging is an irreducible need of all people. We are biologically, cognitively, physically, and spiritually wired to love, to be loved, and to belong. When those needs are not met, we don 't function as we were meant to. We break. We fall apart. We numb. We ache. We hurt others. We get sick.” - Brene Brown. In the West Side Story by Arthur Laurents, the play expatiates about how each gang has its own people furthermore, how both gangs have their own difficulties, nevertheless they fight their tribulations together that’s why these gang members stick together and never leave each other 's backs. In The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, Ponyboy the protagonist envisions all his greasers as who they are as well as why they
In Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “A Letter From a Birmingham Jail,” he provides answers to fundamental metaphysical questions regarding the nature of the human soul. Though his letter is addressed to a group of eight clergymen criticizing his direct action campaign in Birmingham, his ultimate aim is the uplifting of human personhood. Underlying King’s letter is a philosophical, hylemorphic anthropology which puts an anchor deep into a certain conception of personhood, and binds all people who are to read it. He looks deeply at the nature of human beings, as rational creatures who are made to love and be loved, and from thence, deliberates that there is a universal Gospel of Freedom and Justice. Martin Luther King, Jr. asserts that there are universal principles justifying what actions are morally right and wrong, just and unjust. The principles King lays out rest in our hylemorphic nature: our innate ability to reason objectively so as to lead our emotions, our ability to ascertain whether the human law squares with the moral and eternal law, and our vocation to be pursuers of divine wisdom.
In Harry Browne’s article “The Unselfishness Trap,” he talks about putting other’s joy over your own and whether that is considered egotistical or not. This led me to consider the question: would suicide be considered selfish? I believe that suicide would be selfish because there is so much pain that it would bring to the family, friends, and community.
In almost every Count that has ever been reigned in the middle ages, there is no leader like Count Charles, who takes a risky approach to governing a land with the idea of religion as an important aspect of his position. Count Charles, aka “Blessed Charles the Good” is well known for feeding the poor, promoting peace and security, but religion is definitely a big influence to his reign as the Count of Flanders. At first, before doing any research on Count Charles’ religious ruling, I would already believe that Charles is a spiritual nobleman that everyone would admire because of how devastated Flanders felt when they heard about his death in 1127. Fortunately, my thoughts on Count Charles
“If civilization is to survive, it is the morality of altruism that people must learn to reject.” -Ayn Rand. To be compassionate and unselfish seems to be a noble and magnanimous pursuit. Altruism is admired, it is beautiful, and it is praised. And yet, it goes against our very natures. There is no reason we should sacrifice ourselves to save a dying child. Our instincts tell us to keep ourselves alive, that we are important. Thus, altruism is a beautiful conquering of our savage animal instincts. Ayn Rand disagrees. In her book, Anthem, the protagonist, Equality 7-2521, heroically conquers the evil Collectivist ideas by discovering the idea behind the word, “Ego.” She argues against brotherhood and altruism through her loveless, beautiless society. Selflessness is not in human nature, so by replacing egotism, the society replaced art, love, and all of the things that used to be paired with altruism as beautiful. Selflessness must be balanced with egotism, lest we lose the things that make us human.
In Jon Sweeney’s lecture and book, “ When Saint Francis Saved The Church”, he spoke about Francis leading a revolutionary life. There were two points that helped support with Francis leading a revolutionary life. Those points were friendship and poverty. Sweeney spoke about how important friendship and poverty was to Francis. These points helped with Francis learning what kind of person he would be and do with his life. The first point, Sweeney spoke about was friendship.
Civil rights activist, Martin Luther king Jr., in “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”, responds to the clergymen who criticized his work and ideas. King’s purpose is to achieve an understanding for the desire of freedom. He expresses a confident tone in order to appeal to similar feelings the clergymen may have when he talks about freedom to help bond brotherhood.
Martin Luther King Jr was serving in jail for his strategies and ideas of the perfect justice in an injustice era, Martin Luther King Jr. responded to a critical public statement by eight disgruntled Alabama Clergymen with a letter called, “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” He wanted to change and make a difference by expressing his ideas and strategies in a letter to the clergymen. Martin Luther responds to the clergymen using analogy and juxtaposition to depict that there was injustice in Birmingham.
Worldview is the how you interpret the reality you live in and what you believe to be true. Everyone has a worldview, it can change and vary for each person. But there is a common ground in worldviews, which is that they are influenced by what we read, watch, and associate ourselves with. In addition to science and religion.
Contemplating ideas to make any changes to my community is a very difficult task. My community is one of the most supportive and considerate communities one could ever even dream being a part of. I am truly blessed to be living in such a noticeably beneficial environment. Moreover, attending Montour High School all throughout my life has shown me the great power of compassion and how rewarding kindness can really be. My presence in the community has shown me that the Montour community is special, and this has been proven time and time again. However, in spite of every great attribute regarding my area of residence, there is always room for improvement. My community is always giving back to those in need, from organizing various charity events,
Thomas Merton was born on 31st of January 1915 in the city called Prades. His father’s name was Owen Merton who was born in Christchurch (New Zealand). His grandfather was deeply religious man who taught at Christ’s college at Christchurch. His mother’s name was Ruth Jenkins who was American artist. His father and mother know that they were captives in that world and yet they were unable to get away from it they see worlds in a different way not because they were saints because they were artists. He inherited the way of looking at things from his father and from his mother he grasped some of dissatisfaction with the world and some versatilities. He got capacities for work and vision from both also some enjoyment and expressions. He was about
“The deep truth is that our human suffering need not be an obstacle to the joy and peace we so desire, but can become, instead, the means to it. The great secret of the spiritual life, the life of the Beloved Sons and daughters of God, is that everything we live, be it gladness or sadness, joy or pain, health or illness, can all be part of the journey toward the full realization of our humanity”
“Promise you’ll keep him safe,” exclaimed Calvin’s mother. Calvin’s father nodded while holding baby Calvin. The exorcist chanted many biblical lines and finally yelled, “DISPERSE.” Calvin’s mother howled in pain, she turned to dust and the wind carried it away. The exorcist muttered, “Go back where you came from, fallen angel.” With furious eyes, the exorcist turned around and faced Calvin’s father, “You and your son will suffer worse pain than she did!” Calvin all swaddled in blankets, started to cry. The stars of the night glittered in the void of darkness.