Tag Archive for consciousness

POP to POO

And who do YOU think you are?

I am a point of perception. I seem to be here right now. I experience myself. I experience reality – that which I consider not myself. I experience my self and reality through multiple interfaces: I seem to experience myself through a body. I am not my body. I seem to experience myself through emotions. I am not my emotions.… Read more →

Maria Kovtun –  “Artist in the Universe.”

YOU are in charge of our Planetary Future…

My last piece on Brexit and the Inevitability of Planetary Evolution ended by saying that our future is in your hands. So here a bit more on why I think you are the one the world has been waiting for… We are not victims of the future, but the ones called to create it… It is easy to abdicate responsibility… Read more →

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How I am preparing myself to be Future-Ready

We live in times of rapid change and complex uncertainty. How can one prepare and become future-ready? Before diving into that question. It behooves to ask: What future do I see coming? I would be a liar if I would say that I knew. Nobody knows what the future will look like. That said, I believe there are at least… Read more →

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How can you cultivate an Innovation Mindset?

Much of what has been written about innovation is about the mechanics of it. It doesn’t matter if it is top-down or bottom-up. Innovation doesn’t happen either way. Innovation happens from the inside out. All real innovations happen because of an individual. It is self-motivated, personal passion (without being given direction or orders or measures or processes) that drives people… Read more →

800 days around the world

In 800 days around the world (multiple times)

The sage wanders about as he pleases and lives on whatever may come. Contentment ever dwells in his heart. And when the sun sets, he rests where he is. Ashtavakra Gita In November 2012 I had to move out of a loft at the Brewery artist colony in Los Angeles (here a recent article about it). I had loved living… Read more →

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Innovation starts with “i”

You might have heard the story about a Zen master who is visited by a Buddhist scholar. The scholar had requested the master to teach him about Zen. As they sat down together, the master began to prepare tea while the scholar began to tell the master about all the things he had studied in the sutras and all that… Read more →

meditation

Don’t believe that you “should” meditate

Meditation or Mindfulness Practice, as the kids are calling it these days to stay more bias free, is becoming popular again. From events like Wisdom 2.0 to internet entrepreneurs like Jason Calacanis making the case of why he is investing in calm.com, meditation is getting traction in Silicon Valley and beyond. It makes sense. Meditation is probably one of the… Read more →

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Who is “I”?

I seem to be a point of perception that collapses probabilities into actuality by means of observation. The probability fields that surround me seem to be archetypal (e.g. male/female, gravity, round planets), mental (in terms of thoughts I am likely to have), emotional (propensities around liking and not liking) and physical (genes and the body I am creating). Everything I… Read more →

Dantes Inferno

Meditation can make your life hell

“Man Describes How Meditating Made His Life Hell” – a catchy headline in a world where mindfulness meditation is beginning to get traction from Silicon Valley conferences to boardrooms, to the backrooms of churches somewhere in Bumblefuck, middle of nowhere. Of course, someone had to ride the “dark side” meme eventually. And yes: Meditation can make your life hell. The… Read more →