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Two Birds in a Tree by Ram Nidumolu

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8Anchoring in Well-Being

Reality is Joy.From Joy, all beings are born,Through Joy they are sustained,And into Joy they all return.TAITTIRĪYA UPANISHAD

For the lower bird, anchoring in the branches of competitive comparison leads to a fragmented and distorted sense of success that is not sustainable. The end result is a constant dissatisfaction and a feeling of inadequacy that can lead to great fear and suffering. For business leaders, what is needed instead is to anchor in a kind of success that gives a far broader, more satisfying and consistent view of the higher reality of business. The Taittirīya Upanishad suggests one such anchor for Being-centered leaders.1

The Joy of Reality

A young boy, Bhrigu, was the son of the great teacher Varu

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