What About the Rest of Us?

Posted on : 02-06-2006 | By : Lynn | In : Uncategorized


Lately, I’ve been on a “rant” about leadership and CEOs because I really believe that it is important (in how we communicate and work with each other), for any new behavior and ways of being to change, the change must begin with the first thoughts and words communicated within and from the most influential person in a company through to the person who mops the company’s floors.Of course, having said that, you and I both know that there is no company that can run successfully without all the people who work there, being on the “same page” with the same intent followed through with integrated actions.
I’m reading a book called, “Entangled Minds” by Dean Radin who is a Ph.D. and Laboratory Director at the Institute of Noetic Sciences in Petaluma, California.  In this book, Radin shows how we know that psychic phenomena such as telepathy, clairvoyance, and psychokinesis are real, based on scientific evidence from thousands of controlled lab tests.  Now if I haven’t lost half of you yet, whoever is left, please hang in there. Dean is a brilliant scientist and I am a humble Coach, but if I understand his premise correctly, he is saying that scientists are now finding that there are ways in which the effects of microscopic entanglements “scale up” into our macroscopic world.   Radin goes on to say that the idea of the universe as an interconnected whole is not new; for millennia it’s been one of the core assumptions underlying Eastern philosophies.  What is new is that Western science is slowly beginning to realize that some elements of that ancient lore might have been correct. 
In other words, “We are all connected”
Whether you agree with this idea or not, I’d encourage you to consider that we do all affect each other one way or another.
All this to say that EVERYONE and I mean EVERYONE has an important part to play in this thing called, “Life” while they are here on Earth.  You can choose to zone out and just do the next thing that you’ve always done, you can choose to consider yourself a victim and blame everyone and everything around you for the way life is for you now or you can realize that you are an important piece of this huge puzzle called life. 

Have any of you seen the movie, “Office Space” directed by Mike Judge?  In it, the least desired person in the company is treated horribly and is moved from one bad spot to a worse spot throughout the movie.  The most important thing to this character was his red stapler.  At the end of the movie, I won’t spoil it for those who haven’t seen it, but let’s just say our unlikely hero receives his just rewards.  He had a huge effect on that company.
What can YOU choose to do today to take care of yourself and to make a difference for yourself and your world?  A guru once said that even when you are taking out the trash, be mindful of how you are taking out the trash. Treat each action that you take with respect and in turn that respect will reflect back to you.  If you think I’m kidding you, try it for one week and keep notes on it.  See what happens for you.
You are the center of the universe. And so are you, and you, and you and you too!!!!

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