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  • Olaf shared from Mindsight by Daniel Siegel
    A human being is a part of the whole, called by us “Universe,” a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement...
    Note: Einstein nails it. Liberation.
  • Olaf shared from Mindsight by Daniel Siegel
    Empathy is the capacity to create mindsight images of other people’s minds. These you-maps enable us to sense the internal mental stance of another person, not just to attune to their state of mind. Attunement is important, but the middle prefrontal cortex also moves us from this resonance and feeling-with to the more complex perceptual capacity to “see” from another’s point of view: We sense the other’s intentions and imagine what an event means in his or her mind.
    Note: Wonderful definition of empathy. Ty @ojuncu for recommending this book!
  • Olaf shared from Mindsight by Daniel Siegel
    Well-being emerges when we create connections in our lives—when we learn to use mindsight to help the brain achieve and maintain integration, a process by which separate elements are linked together into a working whole.
    Note: Well-being emerges when we create connections. Beautiful.
  • Olaf shared from Turn the Ship Around!: A True Story of Turning Followers into Leaders by L. David Marquet
    The problem with empowerment programs is that they contain an inherent contradiction between the message and the method. While the message is “empowerment,” the method—it takes me to empower you—fundamentally disempowers employees. That drowns out the message.
    Note: The problem with empowerment. Ty @ldavidmarquet!
  • Olaf shared from Spinning Threads of Radical Aliveness: Transcending the Legacy of Separation in Our Individual Lives by Miki Kashtan
    My vision is of a world in which needs are routinely met, in which the experience of need satisfaction is the norm rather than the exception.
    Note: @flowchainsensei will love this:-) happy new year!
Olaf Lewitz