Meditation and Core Competence
MEDITATION AND CORE COMPETENCE
“Inner Silence is the core of all fundamental change and innovation,” says Ishizuka. “Unless we meditate consciously or unconsciously, for the most part we are just repeating the past. It is only through inner silence that we can re-invent ourselves and this world.”
“My dream is to see a world with an additional 10, 100 or 1000 people in each country who meditate at high levels and experience a competence in one field of expertise where they go far beyond a previous best. This includes CEOs, doctors, scientists, artists, engineers, diplomats, homemakers and world leaders. “Such an individual and collective journey may be just enough to transform ourselves and our world,” says Ishizuka.
Today Nathalie would like to accompany a few individuals committed to changing themselves with tested techniques of meditation and one area of competence beyond a previous best.
I CAN’T MEDITATE
Most people are intimidated, even yoga teachers who may teach you asanas in a studio, to delve into meditation. That is one reason I have developed the approach of introducing meditation with one field of competence that people eagerly want to learn. You can’t be convinced of learning something like meditation for which you have no previous experience of its benefits. It is only natural and healthy that you are fully skeptical.
You may however want to improve your competence in one field far beyond a previous best. This is possible with a consisent practice of meditation and its application to your field of competence over time.
I DON’T HAVE TIME TO MEDITATE
Once you are convinced by experience that it is the core practice of meditation that provides you with not only equanimity but boundless joy and competence, anything else that you do that day is just icing on the cake. You will wake up eager to meditate and with a regular consisetent practice of short periods using effective meditative techniques you can make important progress.
We start you at 10 minutes a day and build you up to 20 minutes. This is less than the time it may take you to shower, eat breakfast, read the paper, watch TV, play with your phone, browse the net, or answer two emails you could have done without. If you could save minutes on any of these tasks, you could easily find 20 minutes a day to start and change your life and your loved ones.
Another reason for the approach of meditation + competence is that many people may not understand the benefit of meditation. Some are already happy, others feel there is no urgent need for change. Life is not perfect, but it works. Meditation is often seen for something to do in the future, perhaps a vacation, retreat or retirement. Others may think meditation is just to relax or calm their thoughts or for health, but may have no idea that meditation can create a whole new state of mind, coping and states of creativity, innovation and bliss that helps us create the world we wish to see. Meditation is like upgrading the operating system of your computer. If done correctly, it changes your whole nervous system. You will know what it means to be fully human.
THE NEED TO APPLY MEDITATIVE STATES TO OTHER AREAS OF OUR LIVES
Lastly, practicing meditation alone and not applying that inner state to the outside world is a wasted opportunity. We need to build our meditation into our lives and integrate it with our talents and competence so it can serve our loved ones, our families, our community and all human beings. The world demands nothing less. By focusing on one core competence at a time and mastering it, you will progress deeper and faster. It is hard to apply a state of meditation to all things with the same intensity, unless you are a rare individual…
MEDITATION + CORE COMPETENCE BEYOND A PREVIOUS BEST COACHING
The modules below could be created in workshop format when minimum 4 people decide they wish to create a group. The exception is Meditation with a National Sports Team which requires the commitment of the whole team for a year period in Singapore and would be taught with Vikram, a yogi from Singapore devoted to sports.
National Sports Teams in Singapore please contact us if of interest.
CREATE YOUR OWN WORKSHOP (MEDITATION + CORE COMPETENCE)
SELECT A CORE COMPETENCE TO WORK ON WITH MEDITATION & FIND 3 FRIENDS OR COLLEAGUES TO JOIN YOU FOR A PERSONALIZED EXPERIENCE. CONTACT US AND WE WILL CREATE IT TOGETHER. (4 PEOPLE MINIMUM)
Meditation + National Sports Team (This module could be Joint Taught in Singapore with Vikram a Hatha yogi who has taught Singaporean National Soccer Team). Must be a full team on a year long contract.
Meditation + Art (This module is taught with the reknown Saiso Shimada Shodo Artist in Tokyo). Examine what meditation did for her art www.beyondourbestexperience.com Adidas had her do a workshop for their top design team.
Meditation + Business (The Business module is taught by Nathalie Ishizuka, MBA HEC Paris, took clases at Harvard Business School & Harvard Law Winter Negotiation, started her own company on net and telecom.)
Meditation + Medicine (Nathalie is from a family of doctors and this module is for doctors who want to integrate medecine with other fields be it art, yoga, lifestyle, life balance or ayurveda.)
Meditation + Diplomacy (This module is taught by Nathalie Ishizuka, Masters of Law & Diplomacy, Fletcher School, administered with Harvard. )
Meditation + Health (This model is taught by Nathalie Ishizuka, over 25 years of experience with model of optimal health and well-being, experimented Gerson therapy)
Meditation + Food (This model is taught by Nathalie Ishizuka, from a family of great French chefs (Ducasse), taught French cooking at age 12, interest Ayurveda, Vegetarian.
Meditation + Life Balance (This model is taught by Nathalie Ishizuka, spent over 25 years working with Dr. Yukio Ishizuka Harvard-Keio Trained Psychiatrist.
Meditation + Relationship (This module is taught by Nathalie Ishizuka, spent over 25 years on model focused on intimacy with Dr. Yukio Ishizuka Harvard psychiatrist.)
Meditation + Crisis (This module makes us open to the moment accepting the crisis and seeing what we can learn from it; making it a powerful lever for internal change.)
Meditation + Youth (This module focuses on meditation and something a youth wishes to accomplish. Due to strong meditations must be 18 or over.) For milder yoga applied to younger children sun salutations, shavasana and mindfulness.
Meditation + House work or Administrative Chores (This module is taught by Nathalie Ishizuka who always ran away from house chores as a child and looks at it differently!)
GROUP WORKSHOPS (4 PEOPLE MINIMUM)
MEDITATION + CORE COMPETENCE GROUP, 2 Hours Workshop, $100 SGD for each individual. You devise your own workshop with the above selections and group. Let us know and we will provide the location if needed.
PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL 2 HOUR WORKSHOP
MEDITATION + CORE COMPETENCE, 1 PRIVATE SESSION 2 Hours Workshop, $400 SGD. Sometimes, we need to go beyond our best. For those who may not have a meditation practice and want to see a breakthrough in a core competence (business, relationship, health or other) , I suggest a meditation + core competence session. Depending on what you share (part of your success depends on sharing things that matter most to you) you will open up new possibilities. Once you meditate consistently and learn practices of deep meditation, you won’t need anyone to do this with you. You will be capable to meditate and apply it to other areas of competence in your life with greater ease and confidence.