The Importance of Effective Communication with the Workplace

communicationOf the employees businesses need to hire to achieve the company adjectives, there comes with them a whole host of different skill sets dependent on what role the employee plays within the organisation.
From the Managing Directors downwards, the common denominator that every employee should share is the ability to communicate effectively with others. This single, and should be obvious trait, is the one attribute that is often the most overlooked. Continue reading

Fitting into the miracle of life

sanctity-of-human-life-dayThe miracle of life. This single phrase can conjure up as many responses as there are people who come across it, for as simple as the sentence is, it has the ability to evoke an almost automatic reaction, and what does it mean to you? Does it make you think of the ability to create and sustain life, or perhaps beautiful scenery, maybe even the wonders of deep space? The exact details which are personal to you matters not, but I believe we can all agree that wherever we place our gaze from the smallest cells, plants, animals, forests, mountains, oceans or galaxies, we are surrounded by the magic that is Mother Nature, and Nature, by definition, truly is miraculous. Continue reading

The Role of the Unconscious Mind in Decision Making

Our conscious mind is a peculiar thing. The thought processes that run through our head indicate to us that we are consciously ‘thinking’ about whatever it is which is occupying our mind at any given time. But, in truth, most of the time that we think we’re thinking, we’re actually not at all; this is because that almost all of what is occupying our thoughts and the decisions that we make, stem from a place which is out of reach from us, our unconscious.

The conscious mind, being simply a carrier for information hasn’t really got much power in its own right, it is the unconscious which holds our true potential. It is all too easy to believe that our free will, deciding to turn left or right or accept that job offer stems from our conscious mind – we think these things through right? So, it seems obvious that when we ‘make our minds up’ we do so consciously. Unfortunately our minds doesn’t function like this.
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The Power of Mind – A lesson by Thich Quang Duc

I am often asked why I use the famous image of the self-immolation of Buddhist monk Thich Quang Duc on my Facebook page, this website and it is also the planned cover image of my forthcoming book, so I thought id put together a post explaining my reasons.

Out of the billions of photographs that have ever been taken in the near 200 years since photography was first invented, there are some, a small selection that stands out above the rest. Of course we all have photos of fond memories; old holidays, parties, gatherings and references to past important life events, the first steps of a child, our graduation and those images held dear of loved ones, family and friends. But what about powerful images unrelated to our own personal experiences? It is here that photography enters a slightly different territory. Continue reading

Can you please tell me the way to the East Australian Current? – collective consciousness in action

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BBC Horizon – The Truth About Personality

The Most Astounding Fact – Neil deGrasse Tyson – Singularity!

An amazing experimant from Masaru Emoto regarding the effects of our thoughts on the material plane – in this instance, rice

An amazing example of collective consciousness in action.

Scientists Finally Show How Your Thoughts Can Cause Specific Molecular Changes To Your Genes

With evidence growing that training the mind or inducing certain modes of consciousness can have positive health effects, researchers have sought to understand how these practices physically affect the body. A new study by researchers in Wisconsin, Spain, and France reports the first evidence of specific molecular changes in the body following a period of intensive mindfulness practice.

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