Trust can be restored to banking, when transparency exists to show that the bank and its customers, employees and stakeholders quantifiably improve safety for all, and function holistically as exchanges for capital in all its forms.
The worst thing you can do in this life is let someone think that they don't matter. People need each other, and we have the power to inspire others. Everyone wants to feel that someone cares about them.
I've always believed that when you pray for God's will, you are praying simply for the strength and wisdom to choose what God would want you to choose. In other words, you aren't praying for God to intervene in this world. You're praying to enable yourself to do what God would have you do.
Today is a very special day. It has never happened before and it will never happen again. And we have no idea what will come next. What a great day just to be here. To show up now. The perfect day to let the past rest where it is and let the future take care of itself.
This type of compassion is not an easy one, and not everyone can comprehend or understand it. It takes an expanded mind to be able to go far enough to feel another person's point of being and to accept it as is.
We sometimes avoid compassion for self-interested reasons. Yet this study suggests that turning off compassion might work against self-interest by undercutting two things that we hold dear: our moral self and our moral standards.
In a nutshell, her thesis is this: Intimacy in relationships is frequently -- and inexplicably -- the enemy of sex. The intimacy Perel is referring to is the romantic ideal of semi-conjoined couples who believe that love means quashing mystery in favor of sweet companionship.
Valuing yourself can start by lovingly seeing the innocent child within you -- your essence. This is your true self, and may have been covered over by the fears and false beliefs of your ego-wounded self that you created as you grew up, to try to get love and avoid pain.
We all have been held by a powerful relationship in our lives at one time or another, and those of us fortunate enough to experience that relational power in a business setting have usually seen the results that were delivered to be beyond what would have otherwise been possible.
Sometimes the best way to resolve regret is to start living in the moment. I used to get really mad at people and feel unable to let go of my resentments. I'm not saying today I am perfect, but today I am aware.
How we meet the challenge of the cancer journey effects the quality of our experience and of our lives. We discover the uninvited opportunity to turn suffering into wisdom and compassion and thus heal and transform along the way.
Scott Neeson's life might have been something it would have taken an F.Scott Fitzgerald to capture. As it turns out, this tycoon's story is more inspiring. It underscores, for me, how radically a human being can become someone nearly unrecognizable to the people who once knew him.
When participants in the study meditated they subsequently reported significantly higher levels of spirituality, and they expressed more liberal political attitudes. But how such feelings translate into specific political positions is questionable.
We live in an age where information, demands, and choices are more plentiful than ever. This rush of possibility gives us the illusion that we can do anything without limit. With this rush of possibility and the illusion of no limits comes a relentless urgency to do it all.