Tag Archive for meaning

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 →

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 →

Thoughts on Narratives for the Future of Working

Why we need radically new stories to create the planetary culture we want to live and work in We define ourselves through stories. As individuals and as groups, as organizations, as nations and as humanity as a whole. Stories — and the archetypes invoked in them — serve as the foundation for how we operate. At the beginning of the 21st century we find… Read more →

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 →

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 →

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 →

In search of meaning…

Since becoming aware of his existence, man has sought to give meaning to it. In his comparatively short life on earth, a whole array of philosophies, cosmologies, ontologies have arisen and have been amply documented. In terms of their stance on the underlying meaning, nearly all of these models of reality fall into one of two categories: materialistic or spiritualistic.… Read more →

What is meaningful?

Most of the time, we do things habitually: We get up, brush our teeth, put on clothes, commute to work, do what we know how to do all day, get ourselves some entertainment, undress, go to bed, sleep. Rinse. Repeat. Habits are the foundation of existence. Habits of thought, emotion, deed. If we had to rethink how to brush our… Read more →