Insights on Personal Growth

New Years Eve2022

 How did the new year sneak on us so fast. I just remember celebrating 2021 “ yesterday”. Time is flying faster as we get older. And the pandemic is not helping. Where is life going ? Like water passing between my fingers….. just moving on…..

When to Give, When to Take

I’ve noticed that when an organization is young—not necessarily by chronological age, but behaviorally—the people in that organization are prone to give. They work hard to build the organization, to achieve a mission. So, they're all "giving." Giving energy.

Darwin Rethought

Darwin’s theory of evolution claims that the fittest will survive. What is meant by the “fittest”? Life is full of problems. We face them in our personal and professional lives. Problems never end because what generates them is continuous and constant: change. If we analyze our problems, they reveal our weaknesses.

Creations Start With Love

According to physics, time and space began when the Big Bang occurred, which means that if anything existed before the Big Bang, it was not limited by time and space. It was limitless. What has no limits? What cannot be bound by time or space?

The Benefits of Meditation

I've written in the past in several blogs about the benefits of meditation. In my meditation today, I got some insights of the benefits that I got from meditating over time. I have been meditating for years but only in the last eighteen months thanks to Covid and Liudmila Vladova who gives me sittings every week I have been meditating without interruption.

Respect and Suspect (Kabdehu ve Hashdehu) 1

A Jewish sage prescribed the following behavior in interacting with others: “kabdehu ve hashdehu.” Translated, it means: “Respect and Suspect.” Let's try to understand this prescription. First, let's interpret the word “respect.”

How We Miscommunicate[1]

I was watching a mother soothing her crying child. The mother was holding her daughter close to her chest, kissing and caressing her lightly. The only sound I could hear were soft murmurs of love. No talking. No preaching. No judging. I thought to myself we are all children at heart. When we are in pain, all we want is to be loved, caressed, held close to the heart, comforted by someone we love, not words. At those moments of hurt and anguish, words only interfere with our need to feel and be felt. 

Love Is Not For Ever. Can it Be?

Everything we do in life is to feel love. The money we make, the career, the fame we chase, the painting we paint, the music we compose or sing, it is all to get or give love. And if you are a criminal, you probably didn't get enough love. You're trying to get attention, for love... criminally. Allow a prisoner to have a little puppy and you will see what happens: the murderer melts like butter in the sun. He feels love. Criminals in prison put out crumbs to attract birds to their cell windows. To feel a little bit of love.

On Keeping Young

We perceive the world in three different ways: What is going on, what we want to be going on, and what we believe should be going on. What is going on is simple. Right now, you are reading this blog. This is what is going on. But it might cross your mind that what you really want to do is go to the movies and what you should be doing is go to your desk and do some work you are behind on.

When Not to Keep a Secret

As the leader of the Adizes Institute, I insist that there are no secrets, save for proprietary information pertaining to our clients, which is sacred. What happens inside the Institute has to be totally transparent. This means if Joe comes to me and tells me something about Bill (perhaps something has happened that should not have happened), or he has some criticism of Bill which he puts in an email, I immediately forward that email to Bill—to let him know what Joe said about him.