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Blaine Bartlett
Seattle, Washington
The "ideal" man!
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The illusion that we are separate from anything let alone each other is the greatest danger we as a species face. Its pervasive hold on our collective consciousness drives such destructive behaviors as competition, domination, accumulation and hoarding, fear based... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2022 at Ideals in Motion
Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, a Buddhist monk and international teacher, left one of the three monasteries of which he was abbot to spend several years on a retreat journey. Following in the ancient tradition of wandering ascetics, he “wanted to explore... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2021 at Ideals in Motion
What limits most of us has nothing to do with our lacking skills or intelligence. Nor does it have anything to do with being wrong or sick. What limits most of us is that we are living our lives as... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2020 at Ideals in Motion
I’m unique…as is everyone and everything who has ever been in existence. The difficulty being unique presents is that, literally, no one can ever truly know me. They may try...and if I'm in a "significant" relationship, I may actually believe... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2020 at Ideals in Motion
It started with difficulty sleeping because of a simple backache that wouldn’t go away. A little more than four years later, she was dead and my entire world had been turned upside down and inside out. “She” was my wife... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2020 at Ideals in Motion
Is good enough really good enough? It’s your choice and what you choose is who you become. The Stoics believed that a beautiful life was the result of beautiful decisions. They also believed that the only way to freedom, to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2020 at Ideals in Motion
Whenever we do not love, we are at that moment unconscious. If we consistently choose to defend our imagined state of separateness, then, spiritually speaking, we are unconscious, or in religious language “in sin.” Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2019 at Ideals in Motion
Image I have a fascinating and powerful interview for you in this most recent episode of Soul of Business with Blaine Bartlett (! Join me as I speak with Heather Mason, CEO and Founder of the amazing Caspian Agency. Her... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2019 at Ideals in Motion
“When we look deeply into a sheet of paper, we see that it’s full of everything in the cosmos: the sunshine, the trees, the clouds, the earth, the minerals, everything—except for one thing. It’s empty of one thing only: a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2019 at Ideals in Motion
What if I told you that the fashion industry is the second most polluting industry in the world? And, what if I told you there is a fashion company that is profitably changing this daily? Join me on "Soul of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2019 at Ideals in Motion
In my meditation today I focused on the following offering from Fr. Richard Rohr. It fully captures the perennial philosophy as the constant thread weaving wisdom and what we call reality together into the tapestry of our lives. "Jesus clearly... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2019 at Ideals in Motion
We're all familiar with the adage "practice makes perfect." In fact practice doesn't make perfect. Practice makes habits! When I consider the ideals of my life I look at the ideals I have for me as a person, my career,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2018 at Ideals in Motion
Part of my morning ritual includes reading a daily meditation that is offered each morning by Fr. Richard Rohr, founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation. Today's meditation is very much in alignment with my work with Compassionate Capitalism... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2018 at Ideals in Motion
Join me on this inaugural episode of the Soul of Business podcast. I sit with Doland White, CEO of Rapid Crush, a digital sales and marketing services firm with over a century of combined marketing & business management expertise. Their... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2018 at Ideals in Motion
MIT researcher: Glyphosate herbicide will cause half of all children to have autism by 2025 Why? Evidence points to glyphosate toxicity from the overuse of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide on our food. For over three decades, Stephanie Seneff, PhD, has researched... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2018 at Ideals in Motion
I AM the believer limited by my beliefs, the knower defined by the known. The world is my conditioned consciousness objectified. That which I feel and believe to be true of myself is now projected in space as my world.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2018 at Ideals in Motion
I have long said that the success of any organization, whether it’s a family, a society, or a business, is going to be predicated on how functionally successful the relationships that comprise the organization actually are. Join me as I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2018 at Ideals in Motion
“Done is better than perfect.” ~ Anne Mollegen Smith As a manager, one of the more typical causes of problems encountered is the all too common human desire to be perfect or to perform perfectly. Defaulting to this desire to... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2018 at Ideals in Motion
“Imagination is the only weapon against reality.” ~ Lewis Carroll “The debt we owe to the play of the imagination is incalculable.” ~ Carl Jung You can’t realize your dreams by remembering where you came from. Yet, this is what... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2018 at Ideals in Motion
If people can't control their own emotions then they have to start trying to control other people's behavior. Saying something is "different" always diminishes its intrinsic value...even if the difference being described is "better". IT simply is what it is... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2017 at Ideals in Motion
The difference between being committed to something and being a commitment are profound. Most people, when speaking and thinking of commitments think in terms of something outside of themselves. "I'm committed to achieving that goal" or "I'm committed to our... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2017 at Ideals in Motion
As related by Don Juan to Carlos Castaneda... A man of knowledge chooses a path with heart and follows it; and then he looks and rejoices and laughs; and then he sees and knows. He knows that his life will... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2017 at Ideals in Motion
Terry...thank you for the comments. Just "shaping the container" to feature the content most effectively 😄.
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Patagonia famously ran this advertisement in the New York Times on Black Friday 2011 as a way of encouraging its customers (and others) to question their "need" to buy something new. This was not an isolated publicity stunt. It has... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2017 at Ideals in Motion