In all of the busy-ness and chaos of our daily lives, sometimes it’s very hard to just stop, breathe, and take a second to relax. That makes it difficult to be in the moment and really be open to the goodness that surrounds you everywhere. Losing touch with stillness and the “now” of things can make us really unbalanced and I think we miss so much of the good in our own lives just because we’re missing this moment as it passes us by. Read the rest of this post
Take a minute to think about your workday. Actually, forget the work “day” and just focus on this present moment. How do you feel? Excited, depressed, happy, anxious, stressed? What is true about this very moment for you? Don’t judge anything, just be in touch with and aware of the present moment. Are you there now? And where exactly are you? If you’re clearing your mind of the past and the future, the place you are at now is a state that is often referred to as mindfulness. It’s a calming place. A place that offers quiet serenity. Read the rest of this post
On a recommendation from Brad Feld, I recently grabbed a copy of Soren Gordhamer’s book Wisdom 2.0. It is hands down the best book I’ve read so far this year. It’s a book about how we can live with all the amazing technology surrounding us today but still remain connected to our inner self, our creative. It’s making a huge difference in how I’m approaching my life and technology these days.
I was so impressed by the book that I registered for the Boulder edition of the Wisdom 2.0 Conference today. Looks like it’s going to be a great conference featuring speakers like Alex Bogusky (Co-founder of Crispin Porter + Bogusky), Gopi Kallayil (Group Product Marketing Manager at Google), Rich Fernandez (Head of Learning & OD at eBay), and Leah Pearlman (Facebook) and of course Soren Gordhamer. If you’re on the Front Range and can’t make it out to the big Wisdom 2.0 shindig in Silicon Valley this February, check this out. It looks like it’ll be well worth the time.