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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 shared from Reinventing Organizations: A Guide to Creating Organizations Inspired by the Next Stage of Human Consciousness by Frederic Laloux
    The experience [of transforming dozens of] operations around the world taught me some valuable lessons. Most people will flourish in a liberated workplace. Age, sex, educational background, political inclination, union membership, color or ethnic background, and even IQ have little effect on whether someone will come to love and succeed in this kind of workplace.135
  • Olaf shared from Reinventing Organizations: A Guide to Creating Organizations Inspired by the Next Stage of Human Consciousness by Frederic Laloux
    The recruitment process is often an uncomfortable dance of two partners wearing high heels to look taller, tight clothes to tuck the belly in, and so much make-up that you would not recognize them on a normal day.
    Note: Recruitment „dance“. Captured by @fred_laloux
  • Olaf shared from The Art of Asking: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help by Amanda Palmer
    Brené Brown has found through her research that women tend to feel shame around the idea of being “never enough”: at home, at work, in bed. Never pretty enough, never smart enough, never thin enough, never good enough. Men tend to feel shame around the fear of being “perceived as weak,” or more academically: fear of being called a pussy. Both sexes get trapped in the same box, for different reasons. If I ask for help, I am not enough. If I ask for help, I am weak. It’s no wonder so many of us just don’t bother to ask. It’s too painful.
  • Olaf shared from The Art of Asking: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help by Amanda Palmer
    When you openly, radically trust people, they not only take care of you, they become your allies, your family.
    Note: "When you openly, radically trust people, …" @amandapalmer #TheArtOfAsking
  • Olaf shared from The Art of Asking: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help by Amanda Palmer
    From a distance, Amanda Palmer and I have nothing in common.
    Note: Thank you for making me cry. @BreneBrown about @AmandaPalmer. #ArtOfAsking
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Olaf Lewitz