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Connecting To Passion & Power

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Connecting To Passion & Power

  1. 1. Connecting to Your Passion & Power Presented by Kathleen Schafer
  2. 2. The Power to Change <ul><li>Each of us has the power to change our world </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Be the change you wish to see in the world.” --Gandhi </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Know you are in control </li></ul><ul><li>Take responsibility for your life </li></ul><ul><li>Empowerment means inner power supersedes any external power </li></ul>
  3. 3. Release Your Personal Power <ul><li>Need to get in-touch with who you are </li></ul><ul><li>Understand your passions, desires and purpose in life </li></ul><ul><li>Build the capacity to effectively lead in the world </li></ul><ul><li>Use your power to create change that serves others </li></ul>
  4. 4. Who Are You? <ul><li>What are your unique leadership skills and strengths? </li></ul><ul><li>How can you use them effectively to create change? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the best way for you to work with others to create this change? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Environment <ul><li>You are a reflection of your environment </li></ul><ul><li>Positive space creates positive energy in you and those around you </li></ul><ul><li>You are in constant exchange with your environment </li></ul><ul><li>Spending time in nature is essential to your well-being </li></ul>
  6. 6. Environmental Action Steps <ul><li>What does your home/office say about you? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Start with your bedroom—make it a reflection of who you are </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Next move on to your workspace and then others </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Spend at least 15 minutes in nature each day </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Connect to the natural seasonal rhythms </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Personal Body <ul><li>Ayurvedic body types </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vata </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pitta </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kapha </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Six tastes of food </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sweet, sour, salty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bitter, pungent, astringent </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Healthy Eating Habits <ul><li>Include all six tastes at every meal </li></ul><ul><li>Sit quietly while eating (no standing) </li></ul><ul><li>Eat when you are hungry (not upset) </li></ul><ul><li>Leave your stomach, at least, ¼ empty </li></ul><ul><li>Eat fresh, organic, lovingly prepared food </li></ul><ul><li>Sit for a few moments after you are finished, then take a short walk </li></ul>
  9. 9. Eating Action Steps <ul><li>Focus on eating at least one fresh food at each meal </li></ul><ul><li>Be conscious of your eating your meals—this is not a sideline activity </li></ul><ul><li>Get up a walk for a few minutes at the end of your meal </li></ul>
  10. 10. Energetic Body <ul><li>Three types of exercise </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Flexibility—stretching </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strength—weight bearing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Endurance—aerobic </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Exercise for each body type </li></ul><ul><li>All exercise increasing your prana or life energy </li></ul>
  11. 11. Energetic Action Steps <ul><li>Integrate all three forms of exercise into your weekly routines (optimally 3-4 times/week) </li></ul><ul><li>Go to bed by 10:00 p.m. arise no later than 6:00 a.m. </li></ul><ul><li>Spend a few moments each day focused on your breath—be aware of the life energy in your body </li></ul>
  12. 12. Your Mind <ul><li>Place where all sensory perceptions are registered </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hot, cold, hungry, satisfied, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Emotions </li></ul><ul><li>Feelings </li></ul><ul><li>Desires </li></ul>
  13. 13. Emotions of the Mind <ul><li>A state of consciousness having to do with the arousal of feelings. </li></ul><ul><li>Any various complex reactions with various mental and physical reactions, such as, love, hate, joy, fear, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Strong feelings </li></ul>
  14. 14. Feelings of the Mind <ul><li>An awareness, consciousness, sensation </li></ul><ul><li>An opinion or sentiment </li></ul><ul><li>A premonition </li></ul><ul><li>An impression or emotional quality </li></ul>
  15. 15. Desires of the Mind <ul><li>A strong wish or craving </li></ul><ul><li>An asking for something—a request </li></ul><ul><li>A thing or person desired </li></ul>
  16. 16. The Power of the Mind <ul><li>You are in control—you are not a victim of your emotions, feelings and desires </li></ul><ul><li>Emotions and feelings are an indicator of your level of connectedness </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Feelings of love and joy indicate your are balanced </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Desires are rays you send into the future to guide your along your path </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The better your feel about your desires the easier they are achieved </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deattachment is the key to unleasing the power of desire </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Mindful Action Steps <ul><li>Practice living in the present moment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All is well </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Focus on the wholeness of all that exists in the moment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Accept it </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Allow yourself to trust the power of your inner wisdom </li></ul><ul><li>Practice Emotional Release </li></ul>
  18. 18. Emotional Release <ul><li>Take responsibility for your emotions </li></ul><ul><li>Identify the emotion: I feel _____________. </li></ul><ul><li>Witness the emotions and feelings in your body </li></ul><ul><li>Express the emotion to yourself in private </li></ul><ul><li>Release the emotion </li></ul><ul><li>Share the emotional release with someone </li></ul><ul><li>Rejuvenate and celebrate! </li></ul>
  19. 19. Your Intellect <ul><li>Discriminates: sees the difference between things </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Discernment: keen perception, judgement, insight, acumen </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Makes decisions: a judgement or conclusion reached or given </li></ul><ul><li>Processes: the course of “being done” </li></ul>
  20. 20. Leadership Connection <ul><li>Kathleen Schafer </li></ul><ul><li>www.leadershipconnection.net </li></ul>

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