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Mindful : February 2018
Mindfulness is often derided in popular opin- ion pieces as a selfish and self-involved project of the Me Generation, and per- haps at times and in some contexts, it degrades into that. But the premise that underlies the assertion is a false dichotomy: You can either look after yourself or care for other people; you are either inner-directed or outer-directed. And any inner focus comes at the expense of paying attention to the needs and concerns of the world around you. In this detailed and impressive work, Gretchen Ki Steidle marches right into the middle of the inner–outer ping pong match to demonstrate how each informs the other: A concern for social justice can emerge from and be strengthened by a prac- tice of paying attention to the workings of one’s own mind, and likewise work- ing for the benefit of others can inspire one to further personal transformation. Steidle is the founder and president of Global Grassroots, a nonprofit organization that works with women and girls to be leaders of conscious social change in their communi- ties. Global Grassroots does a lot of work in post-conflict Africa, in Rwanda, Uganda, Darfur (in Sudan), and eastern Congo. Steidle’s work is informed by the view that when leaders make a personal invest- ment in their own self- awareness, they become better leaders. They more readily inspire change in others rather than trying to impose change. They are good listeners who build deeper relationships. And they also draw on creativ- ity in the face of seemingly intractable challenges. Leadership of this kind begins and is sustained through compassion, which leads to a more inti- mate understanding of the needs of all stakeholders. The term “conscious social change” in the title, Steidle writes, “represents a departure from conven- tional change.” It works, she goes on to say, “at the root and systemic levels of an issue rather than apply- ing a Band-Aid to the symp- toms.” She illustrates how the same kind of explora- tion of one’s own mind that occurs in mindfulness practice can lead to consid- ering the deep causes of the problem at hand, such as malnutrition or food des- erts, so real transformation can take place. In addition to sharing insights from her work, Steidle includes mindful- ness practices for individu- als and groups and stories of the kind of mindfulness- in-action she advocates for. LEADING FROM WITHIN Conscious Social Change and Mindfulness for Social Innovation Gretchen Ki Steidle • MIT 866.339.4198 Keycode MFA DharmaCraf ts Meditation Cushions Inspirational Jewelry Home Furnishings since 1979 dharmacrafts.com DharmaCrafts since 1979 DharmaCraf ts since 1979 dharmacrafts.com THE CATALOG OF MEDITATION SUPPLIES Call for Volume Pricing for Meditation Cushions 866.339 .4198 Keycode MFA 78 mindful February 2018 reviews