Episode 20: Why wake up the workplace?

In this truly engaging conversation with Ewan Townhead, one of the people behind wakinguptheworkplace.com, we delve into how work and business can be a catalyst for transformation of consciousness. Ewan shares his own story before we explore why it makes sense to engage in the sector of business, especially if one is ambitious in creating change in the world. We further explore the emergence of second tier consciousness and why attending to ones interiority, and the unfolding or development of consciousness, might be of great importance to both individuals and to society at large. For instance, what does it mean to fully show-up at work? What is the difference between ordinary work and Work? Towards the end we go really deep and start exploring what it is that drives us? Why is it that a lot of young people, like ourselves, seem to have an urge for bringing the interest in consciousness, and transformation of consciousness, into the world? And finally, what is it that really makes our hearts sing?

 

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Episode links:

Waking up the Workplace
Ken Wilber
Otto Scharmer
Fred Kofman
The red pill/blue pill scene from the Matrix

James Alexander Arnfinsen (redaktør)
James Alexander Arnfinsen (33) er lærer og arbeider ved Åsvang Skole i Trondheim. Han har i tillegg en variert opplæring innenfor dialogbasert prosessledelse, nærværstrening og konflikthåndtering. I fritiden trener og instruerer han aikido. Han er oppvokst i Oslo, men har studert og arbeidet i Trondheim siden 2005. Ta kontakt med James på følgende adresse: james.arnfinsen @ gmail.com
James Alexander Arnfinsen (redaktør)
James Alexander Arnfinsen (33) is a teacher, his subjects being geography, religious studies and sports science. He is currently working as a teacher in primary school. In his free time he practices Aikido, a Japanese martial art that in it´s essence is about creating a healing relationship towards oneself and others. James lives in Trondheim, Norway.
  • http://www.facebook.com/dorte.lunderskov Dorte Lunderskov

    Det resonerer med min oplevelse af Work som der, hvor man er igang og er i lod med sig selv og med verden. Fint, fint og smittende god samtale.

  • James Arnfinsen

    I recommend checking out Ewan Townhead´s latest podcast initiative called the Realized Entrepreneur. Just listened to an inspiring conversation he conducted with Lisa Fabrega on the value of “truth speaking”. http://www.therealizedentrepreneur.com/podcast/lisa-fabrega-trusting-your-truth-telling/