If you spent a moment without thinking, would you cease to exist?
As I mentioned earlier, when I give talks about using mindfulness practices to focus on your work, at least one person usually tells me they “can’t meditate” because they can’t seem to force their mind to quiet.
But often, if I get the chance to [...]
Posts Tagged ‘zen’
I’ve just published a guest post at The Change Blog called “3 Ways Your Breathing Can Improve Your Productivity,” which is about using conscious breathing techniques to get focused and motivated while you work. I hope you enjoy it.
When I tell people I write about the connection between productivity and spiritual practices like meditation and yoga, some are skeptical or confused. “I thought meditation was about relaxing, not getting things done,” some say. Others assume the practices I’m talking about have to do with becoming enlightened or seeking ultimate truth, and don’t have practical, down-to-earth benefits.
In fact, [...]
Many of us have developed ideas about ourselves—what we might call identities—that artificially limit what we can accomplish in life. For instance, some of us have come to think of ourselves as shy or meek, and thus we avoid conflict and let others take advantage of us. Some of us identify ourselves as unmotivated, and [...]
I had an interesting conversation the other night with a man I met at an event. We were talking about an uncomfortable truth—the fact that, no matter how inspired and motivated you may feel about what you do for a living, after a while it tends to start feeling like, well, work. That is, you [...]