The Emergence of Integral Coaching

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As I think about the evolution of coaching, I see an evolution of consciousness as well.  It has to happen.  Sport actually pushes the evolution of consciousness in a curious way.  Everything is whipped-up in sport, faster in every way.  The athletic environment is a competitive, problem-solving, fast-moving, decision-making environment that mirrors daily life – only faster.  And consciousness underlies all of it.  We are consciousness taking form and reflecting back on our own consciousness.  Reflecting back not only on who we are but what we are at our deepest level.  And what we are is consciousness – a consciousness that is not just limited to us as individuals, but a consciousness that is unlimited and universal, a consciousness that interconnects us all, is us all, is the universe, and we are all of it.

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United Nation's 17 Sustainable Development Goals

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On September 25th 2015, countries adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years.

For the goals to be reached, everyone needs to do their part: governments, the private sector, civil society and people like you.

Do you want to get involved? You can start by telling everyone about them. We’ve also put together a list of actions that you can take in your everyday life to contribute to a sustainable future.  FOR MORE INFORMATION


90 Inspiring and Visionary Films That Will Change How You See the World in Profound Ways

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Illustration by Jessica Perlstein. www.jessicaperlstein.com

By Tim Hjersted / filmsforaction.org Mar 16, 2016

The world today is in crisis. Everybody knows that. But what is driving this crisis? It's a story, a story that is destroying the world. It's a story about our relationship to the world and to other humans, but we take this story for granted. We don't even see it as a story but rather as a self-evident truth about our existence

Climate change, political corruption, corporate power, war, racism, sexism, environmental destruction - these are all symptoms of the cultural story we are enacting. To address the symptoms, we must go to the root, and that means we need a new story about our existence. We need a new story to belong to.

 

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The 2016 Power Strategy: Five Tips to Claim Your Creative Potential

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They say New Year's is for setting goals and making resolutions. So, go ahead. Make your Bucket List. Follow your dreams. Create a Vision Board. Success is yours in the near future. The best is yet to come. Someday. This year. Maybe. You can start next Monday – when pigs fly. Or, with the New Moon. Since you’re reading this, TODAY must be your lucky day. You mustn’t forget to check the Chinese Calendar. Wait until the time is right, right? But, there is no right or wrong time. So, all is well. It’s never too late to change. There is still time. There’s no better time than the present (when the stars are aligned). Just don’t get behind the eight ball, or you’ll have to chase that dream farther and faster than ever. And, you will have to wait for the world to change. No big deal. Nobody said it was going to be easy.

Are you confused yet? When it comes to power and success in 2016, I invite you to re-think everything. Everything! 

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Terror Lynching in America

Our history of racial terror casts a shadow across the U.S. landscape. We must engage it more honestly.  Equal Justice Initiative


Inspiration on Interconnectedness

Trailer for the Garrison Institute's Thought Leader Series





One Billion Acts of Peace - BillionActs.org

Transcription:
You have the power to tackle the toughest issues facing humanity today.
It's easier then you think. You can start with something as simple as:
Make a lunch for a homeless person.
Pick up waste in your community.
Participate in a cultural event that is of a different culture.
Use your talents to help your community.
Each simple act is just one building block in the creation of peace.
Peace in your community. Peace in your region of the world.
One building block in the creation of justice and Human Rights for all.
And that is what creates lasting peace.
13 nobel peace prize winners are leading this ambitious campaign and showing us the way.
To get started today, visit One Billion Acts


One Billion Acts of Peace

The 2015 PeaceJam Hero Award ceremony from Monte Carlo - Celebration of a successful 1st year of the One Billion Acts of Peace campaign.  One Billion Acts of Peace


Flow and Nondual Reality

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Flow involves what is called a “Parallel Interface.” It is the causal interface of flow. But this flow interface is causal for a curious reason that deals with another term – “nondual.” A parallel interface is a nondual interface, and nondual means “not two” or “one without a second,” and to understand flow reality, it helps to understand that flow reality is also nondual reality.

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'Tis the Season

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’Tis the season…not that season. I am talking about the school season. That’s right, all the excitement and frenzy of seeing friends again, starting new grade levels, gaining new knowledge, finding new maturity and, of course, the thrill of getting new school supplies. The pleasure of it all is enduring to my own childhood memories of the school season.

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Consciousness Hacking Film Festival 2016

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Consciousness Hacking is joining forces with Cabaret Cinema, at The Rubin Museum of Art in New York City, to develop a new kind of film transformative film experience. And we want your help to co-create and curate the films. This will take place on Friday evenings of September 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th in Manhattan, NYC.



The Future is Now

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"So when we talk about playing in the zone or when we speak of the peak performance state in sports, what we are really talking about is a fundamental potential in human evolution."

Integral coaching sees performance states as whole states arising as the interplay of their parts while simultaneously acting back on those parts to stabilize and perpetuate their differential identities. That's adapted from Kant, but what it means to the evolution of coaching is that in order to examine these performance states in a way that will make them more accessible to coaches and athletes, they must be examined as whole states of being. Examining the parts does not reveal the whole; the whole transcends the parts, but is still constituted by the interrelationship of its parts, so the parts are important to examine, not individually as much as simultaneously. In other words, each part plays a role in the whole, but the parts, the interior and exterior parts, form a tetra-relationship whose combination is a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts.

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WASH and KISES

"WASH" is a Water, Sanitation and Hygiene project implemented by KISES (Kiranmayi Socio Educational Society), in collaboration with Tdh (Terre des Hommes Foundation, Lausanne, Switzerland) in Edurumondi island villages of Nagayalanka mandal and coastal villages of Machilipatnam Mandal of Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh India, during the years 2006-2012.

This includes conducting awareness programs in schools and villages about usages of toilets, waste water management, hygiene promotion and construction of house hold toilets and toilets at the schools. 1516 families with 5500 population of 10 island and coastal main land villages and 7 schools have benefited by this project.

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Carefully Taught

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The lyrics of a song, Carefully Taught, struck me profoundly as we were sitting through a performance of South Pacific with our eleven year old son.  My primary consideration wasn’t the obvious prejudice of race which the lyrics are speaking to but it was the “you’ve got to be carefully taught” that captured my deepest reflection. My first thought was wondering what I am teaching our child that could cause him to hate and fear.  It was a chilling realization to ponder.  Here are the lyrics:

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What is Healing?

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. "Are you your own healer" says Shamini Jain, who invites us to discover the hidden possibilities of healing from a scientific and spiritual point of view.

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What is Praise?

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In a world of trophies for participation, Intelligence tests to determine ability and gold stars for drawing a dog that looks like a bird, I have often wondered how all of this is affecting our children and their desire and ability to learn.

In the July 12 issue of Scientific American Mind, Carol S. Dweck, a Professor of Psychology at Stanford University, wrote a provocative article, “The Secret to Raising Smart Kids.” Under the title she writes:

Hint: Don’t tell your kids that they are (smart). More than three decades of research shows that a focus on “process”— not on intelligence or ability—is key to success in school and in life

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