Emily Bennington

Emily Bennington has been featured on Monster.com’s “11 Career Experts to Follow,” Forbes’“100 Best Websites for Women,” as well as in major broadcast and print media nationwide .She’s led training programs for Fortune 500 companies and is the author of Effective Immediately (with Skip Lineberg, Ten Speed, 2010) and Who Says It’s a Man’s World (AMACOM, 2013). She resides in Charlotte, North Carolina .For more information, emilybennington.com.

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Miracles at Work

Friends –

If you’re reading this, it’s safe to assume that you are on a spiritual journey.

Me too.

And the most transformative insight I’ve gained over many years of spiritual study is that love is the foundation of our being.

This sounds nice, of course, until you apply it at work.

Then things tend to get a bit messy.

That’s because we are told we have to be “tough” to get ahead, and yet for many of us, being tough feels out of alignment with love.

On the other hand, being “soft” feels—well, soft.

If you relate to this struggle, perhaps you’ve also made attempts to compartmentalize your “spiritual” self and your “business” self, only to feel lacking in both.

This is where A Course in Miracles comes in and where you can use the Course’s insight to achieve a high level of career success while honoring your sacred path at the same time.

In my new book, Miracles at Work: Turning Inner Guidance into Outer Influence, I’ve taken the basic principles of A Course in Miracles and translated them into dozens of practical tools that will enhance your experience and influence on the job, regardless of whether you are a student of the Course or not.  

As a small sample of what you can expect, I invite you to try this experiment from Miracles at Work:

Instead of viewing “love” as a gesture of affection, try thinking of it as a rejection of any littleness within your own mind. In this sense, love doesn’t mean running around your office in a cloying state of sweetness; rather, it becomes a moment-by-moment practice of dissolving any judgment that can lead to emotional instability. As a result, the more you remove the judgment, the more you will find yourself becoming a clear channel for the expression of compassion and wisdom towards yourself and others.

Far from being soft or naïve, I would argue that this is actually the most sophisticated way you can show up in the world – and in Miracles at Work I’ll show you how it’s done.

Let’s get started,

Emily

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Emily Bennington: Becoming a Clear Channel for the Exp...

Emily Bennington is an author and teacher both of contemplative practice and leadership strategies. With Sounds True, Emily has released the book (and companion audiobook) Miracles at Work: Turning Inner Guidance into Outer Influence. In this episode of Insights at the Edge, Tami Simon speaks with Emily about the perennial spiritual text that inspired Miracles at Work—A Course in Miracles. Emily comments on how the Course can be applied to everyday business issues such as overwhelm, conflicts with coworkers, and approaching difficult tasks. Tami and Emily talk about “spiritual intelligence” and how this trait’s cultivation can bring about greater calm and equanimity. Finally, Emily discusses the primary point of A Course in Miracles—that anyone and everyone can become a vessel of unconditional love. (58 minutes)

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