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The Wall Street Journal features an article on "Business Skills and Mindfulness" including a discussion with the Harvard Business School, leadership professor William George who focuses on helping business people to better understand their emotions. In his executive-education class on leadership development, he instructs students who include CEOs to open up to others about their...
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Check out this TED Talk by Shawn Achor, the winner of over a dozen distinguished teaching awards at Harvard University.

Shawn Anchor is the CEO of Good Think Inc., a Cambridge-based consulting firm which researches positive outliers — people who are well above average — to understand where human potential, success and happiness intersect. Based on his research and 12 years of experience at Harvard, he clearly and humorously describes to organizations how to increase happiness and meaning, raise success rates and profitability, and create positive transformations that ripple into more successful cultures

His TED talk says that by raising someone’s level of positivity in the PRESENT, the brain experiences what he calls a “Happiness Advantage.” Your intelligence, creativity, energy levels all rise rise, in fact, every single outcome you touch improves.

As I sat in meditation these words came to me, "the womb of Silence," and with them it was as if there were a tremendous silence, large and round, and this was the Womb out of which all creation came. All creation was formed in this womb of Silence. There was not a...

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