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“Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh explains why mindfulness and a spiritual revolution rather than economics is needed to protect nature and limit climate change”

I’m hastily posting this article, very excited to read it. As someone who has done sustainability consulting for a living, I almost immediately noted the distinct lack of a real “connection” between the work we were doing at our desks and the earth out the window. As someone passionate about LIFE, I knew this disconnected, feeble task list of PowerPoints and Excel spreadsheets was not the answer to the pressing reality of environmental collapse. At the same time, I deeply appreciated the commitment and spirit of those colleagues who showed true dedication and heart in their daily work, and wanted to see–for their own personal benefit–a more explicit connection made to the importance of “heartness” in the workplace.

Read the article: http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/zen-thich-naht-hanh-buddhidm-business-values

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I think the writer of this blog entry did a beautiful job of capturing the relationship between simple presence and business with integrity.

http://blog.bcorporation.net/2009/10/the-change-we-seek/

“This is the same intention of the entrepreneurs I met – to see each business relationship clearly and to look deeply at each part of their supply chain – customer, employee, supplier – as a relationship, not a transaction.  A relationship built on the recognition that each is an equal in the light of the sun, or whatever life-giving force in which you believe.”

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Initially I thought I would call my blog “Sustainability, Spirituality, and Business,” but that was just too long.

In any case, this article touches on the confluence of spirituality and business.  Dan Brown’s newest book, “The Lost Symbol” sports a main character reported to be based on the current president of the Institute of Noetic Sciences (consequently, centered up the highway from where I live). He name is Marilyn Schlitz and sounds like a lovely person.

Here’s the link for curious parties…http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=113676181

I recently purchased The Da Vinci Code movie (I read it some time ago) and, while I was unimpressed with the overall quality of the movie, I was impressed that it really and truly carried a space of what I guess is called Christ Consciousness. I found the end to be very moving.

To be continued…

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