Tagged: arete

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Wie sagt man ‘Mindfulness Coach Training’ auf Deutsch?

The source of my increasing baseball ability has been my interest in spirituality and devotion to my mindfulness practices. Pitching a baseball is a flow state activity. You are performing at your best when you are in the zone, completely residing in the now, this breath, this movement, this pitch. Nothing else matters, not what fans are yelling, not what happened last pitch, not what is going to happen in three pitches if I walk this guy. Only the NOW.

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Wie Sagt Man ‘Honeymoon’ auf Deutsch?

Roll with the punches and with the tides. Float on the water, like a butterfly. Could be a poem, wait, make it an epic. Not on the list yet, but that’s the plan, heroic. Things will get harder once the honeymoon phase wanes. Reality sets in. I’m a foreigner, an outsider with limited communication skills. It will take a lot of work to connect with the people around me and become a part of the stadt. I’m hitting it with everything I got. And when it is all said and done, perhaps I can look back in blissful awe at my metamorphosis.

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A primer on empathic listening

Reflection: How often do you go into a conversion with a genuine intent to understand the other person? How often do you impose your autobiography on other people? Do you ever practice listening?

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Surrounded by arete

Arete – The Greek word for excellence in Homeric times. More than just a word, ‘arete‘ was a way of life, an understanding of the oneness of life and a duty to yourself...