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Yes, I am a SIY Certified Teacher and I am overflowing with gratitude and love

01/09/2018 | | English, experiencias, SIY | No hay comentarios

Yesterday, August 31st 2018, I received a simple email message in which I was informed that I have received the status as Certified Teacher by the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (SIYLI). Smile on my face and in my heart, I reflect aloud about this trip that started in May of last year.

It was on my way to the NESI Forum (New Economy & Social Innovation Forum) when Esther, then a new friend of BlaBlaCar and today a good friend of the heart, it was then that Esther told me about a mindfulness program developed at Google. My first reaction was rejection, kind of verbalizing “that does not exist because if it existed I would surely know”. She insisted and I kept the question opened.

A few weeks later, I sat at my computer, I launched a couple of searches and … olé! … there it was. I felt a sense of new identity, very strong, like the one I experienced when I discovered Theory-U and Otto Scharmer’s Presencing Institute. I read everything that had to be read and I felt in love.

The story that stuck with me was as follows. A Google engineer, Chade Meng-Tan, designed a course of mindfulness and emotional intelligence to help his (Google’s) coleagues to enjoy more of their work and improve their performance. His success was such, such was the good reception and long waiting lists, that over time that became the headline of articles in the press. He ended up making a “spin-off” that shaped what I had just discovered: the startup of Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute as an independent, non-profit organization, with the aim of offering that same training outside Google and with the great intention of working for peace in the world. (más…)

Etiquetas: cambio, corazón, google, innovación, SiliconValley, tecnología

The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak

12/12/2017 | | English, sexualidad | No hay comentarios

I created this summary about The Forty Rules of Love after reading Elif Shafak book. I hope they insire you as much as they inspired me. Please, see note at the end of the document and, if needed, download them in Word. Now, what is most important, enjoy!! (más…)

Etiquetas: amar, corazón, love

About blindspots: a journaling exercise

11/11/2017 | | cambio, English, experiencias | No hay comentarios

My first reaction regarding “blindspot”, when thinking blindspot, is to refuse talking, or writing, as I easily close the question with this “How I am able to know my blindspots if I am blind to them?”. But meditation has helped me connect with humility and quick journaling has unfold some insights.

First, I will be writing about those blindspots that come from others’ reactions to myself that I find surprising, like if I was not the person who cause the reaction. Then, I will try to focus on those self-discoveries, maybe old “blindspots” I recently acknowledge about myself, which I received as a deeper self-knowledge. Lastly, I will reflect on behaviors flying around which I suspect could be an early reflection of blindspots.

Let me start by focusing on those blindspots that come from others’ reactions to myself that surprises me like if I was not the person who cause the reaction. (más…)

Etiquetas: amor, cambio, change, love, sexualidad

Reflections about death: a journaling exercise

11/11/2017 | | English, experiencias | No hay comentarios

I never took death very seriously when I was younger. I can remember easily that part of my life were unconsciously challenging death was part of the game. There could be lots of different situations where this happened, but what I remember the most was at those time when we did motorcycle racing in these snake-like roads in the mountain of Cullera. Girls were scared and we boys were proud. I had some accidents but I felt them as part of life. This is interesting because I always felt, and keep feeling, death as part of life. This continued even when I quit motorcycle and started cars. I had one insight at this time when by chance I was able to avoid a death accident. I was driving and entered this curve extremely fast and made it out a crazy maneuver. We were two boys and three girls in the car. They were as excited as scared. I was just scared. This I think was the first time I just realized that playing with death could be a risky business also for others, and I actually felt I did not want to kill anybody at all. (más…)

 
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