Meditation and Core Competence
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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…
SELECT ONE CORE COMPETENCE THAT YOU WANT TO WORK ON FOR 6-8 WEEKS
For individual sessions or for your own practice, pick one area of competence you want to work on for six weeks and we spend 30 minutes on the meditation and 30 minutes on making progress in your core competence. Time may vary depending on case.
We need for all of us to go far beyond our previous best. And we will.
MEDITATION + CORE COMPETENCE BEYOND A PREVIOUS BEST COACHING
These modules are individual. The exception is Meditation with a National Sports Team which would be taught with a great yogi from Singapore devoted to sports.
National Sports Teams in Singapore please contact us if of interest. The program is only available on a yearly basis for team members available when in Singapore.
1. SELECT A CORE COMPETENCE TO WORK ON WITH MEDITATION
Meditation + National Sports Team (This module could be Joint Taught in Singapore with Vikram a Hatha yogi who has taught Singaporean National Soccer Team).
Meditation + Art (This module is taught with the reknown Saiso Shimada Shodo Artist in Tokyo). Examine what meditation did for her art http://www.beyondourbestexperience.com
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 has an innovative mind if a doctor is applying her field innovatively this is perfectly suited.)
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 are possible.
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!)
MEDITATION + CORE COMPETENCE
The meditation practices I will teach as the core meditation may differ depending on the person’s background and meditation practices up to this point. We advise you to have first a one time session to determine which meditation is best suited for you.
WHICH MEDITATION AS FOUNDATION? Is there a meditative practice right for you? Most of us including most yoga teachers you will find in yoga studios fear meditation. Before you get started, you need to find a meditative practice that is in line with you. In this session we talk about your fears about meditation, doubts, experiences, and expectations as well as the time you are willing to commit. We will also explore whether you want to apply meditation to a core competence. We will conclude together a realistic individualized plan. Having tested many forms of mediative practices and working with many schools of meditaton, as well as coming up with hurdles herself, Nathalie’s advice can save you years of wandering or putting meditation off for for when you may have “more time.”
MEDITATION + CORE COMPETENCE, 1 INDIVIDUAL SESSION Sometimes, we just need to experiment with something new. While you may not have a meditation practice long enough that you are seeing results in a core competence but are curious, take a meditation (30 min) + 30 minute core competence session with Nathalie and depending on what you share with her (part of your success depends on sharing things that matter) see what she can come up with in your field of competence. Once you meditate consistently and learn practices of deep meditation, you won’t need anyone to do this with you. You will be eager to meditate.
MEDITATION + CORE COMPETENCE 2 MONTH PACKAGE Good for committed individual who wants to make a difference. This package was designed for two months of coaching to accompany you for a long enough period to make progress in your core competence and to establish a foundation practice in meditation. For a practice to become a daily habit and ingrained in your system it should be done for 6 to 8 weeks. Depending on your background in meditaiton and needs in your competency we will spend about 30 min on meditation and 30 minutes on a core competency in each one hour session.
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