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Cultivating Peace in Troubled Times

Rhonda Magee & Rich Fernandez | 1:05:54


 Hello everybody. Welcome. Welcome to this conversation, uh, today, wherever in the world it is you're joining us from, uh, welcome. Uh, whether it's morning, afternoon, or evening, uh, or you're playing this back later, uh, we're very glad that you could participate and be with us. My name is Rich Fernandez from the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute, and I'm joined by our special guest, our friend, the chair of our board.

Professor of law, a thought leader and practice leader, Rhonda McGee. Welcome Rhon. Great. Great. Thank you so much, much good to be with you all. Um, so, um, today's conversation is really, uh, the topic that we're gonna focus on is really, uh, how to navigate, um, difficult times. How to cultivate peace in troubled times.

Um, and before we dive into that topic, uh, for those of you that are not familiar with Silly, which is the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute, our acronym is Silly, S I y l I, um, I just wanted to share a little bit with you and then invite you to a practice that is something we do very often around here.

Um, so just for context, uh, silly, the Search Inside Yourself Leadership. Student as a nonprofit organization, we are a global community, uh, focused on making mindfulness and compassion and emotional intelligence, practical and accessible around the world. Um, and so in that sense, we exist as an educational institute, uh, and we have a global community, um, in, um, running programs in over 50 countries around the world.

And reaching people and many more. So welcome, wherever in the world it is you are joining us. Uh, like I said, uh, part of our mission is to make mindfulness practical and accessible. And one way we like to do that commonly in our programs, in the way we work together, is to invite, uh, people who participate in our work to practice, um, certain aspects of mindfulness.

So right at the beginning of our call here, we'd like to offer an invitation. It's an invitation to practice something we call a minute to arrive. And this, if you're not familiar with this, it's a very simple practice of just allowing your mind and heart and body to arrive all together in the same moment.

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