By: Robert White Thursday March 12, 2015
"Some feel that fear is okay as a lifestyle because theyve heard that the meek shall inherit the earth. So they can go on with being meek as a way of life. They become soft-spoken and compliant, never standing for themselves; always resigned to being a fluffy doormat. But scholars now say that in the scriptural texts that were translated from the Greek, the word praos doesnt exactly mean meek as people have always thought. In fact, it is more accurate to say it means disciplined. A very big difference in those translations. Its much more... Read More
By: Robert White Saturday December 27, 2014
The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right name.
Since Im now based in China, I thought this enigmatic proverb might be an appropriate way to launch this next series of Extraordinary Minutes.
Often Im so caught up in my vision or my story that I stray from rigorously telling myself (and others) the full truth. Whether it be your personal or professional history, or having, as the Buddhist sages say a rigorous regard for reality, being able to actualize a... Read More
By: Robert White Saturday December 27, 2014 Tags: success,, leadership, honesty,, personal development, professional develop, self improvement
You have to keep showing up, being open, and doing the work. The journey into the self is not a group experience. Its a solitary work. But so many of us are afraid of being alone. So you need to experiment The whole process of following these spiritual instructions has a lot to do with conquering our fear.
Beryl Bender Birch
I am not a spiritual teacher Im a student. However, this notion of being an experiment is appealing to me on our personal and professional growth journey.
As we near year-end its a... Read More