I spent many of my developing years perfecting the art of showing up the way others expected me to be. It never occurred to me to just be me. Honestly, I wouldn’t have understood what that even meant. I was too busy trying to earn approval from my parents, teachers, friends, and colleagues who told me how to act, speak, dress, smile, you name it. Like a chameleon, I found it easy to transform from one expectation to another.
Compassionate activism for global healing created by The Association for Global New Thought:
How to Enter the Meditative Path of Waking up
There’s more to life than being mindful. Without doubt, Mindfulness is a hot buzzword at the moment. A quick survey of popular culture and we see mindfulness practice being offered everywhere from Google’s campus in Silicon Valley to the halls of elite universities.
I am in full support of any practice that helps people come into deeper contact with their own direct experience as long as it helps the practitioner bring forth a fuller sense of care and presence in the world. Ultimately, however, if our desire is to tap the full potential of human life, mindfulness is not enough.
After working at NASA and MIT, Consciousness Technologist Mikey Siegel began to ponder another use for technology: facilitating extraordinary states of wellbeing by helping to reduce stress and increase joy. So how DO we "hack" consciousness? He has some thoughts about that.
“I believe we need positive energy to be channeled, to help counterbalance all of the negative, disruptive energy out there right now. I think we need it to remove all the individual barriers and individual idiosyncrasies. We need it to unite groups of people to focus on what’s best for the greater good of the whole.”
Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts talks about the positive and transformative power of human energy.
United Religions Initiative (URI) is a global community where people from all over the world connect through their passion for a better world, where people of all different faiths and cultures can meet in deep respect for one another. URI is dedicated to the promotion of enduring, daily interfaith cooperation in order to end religiously motivated violence, and to the creation of a culture of peace, justice and healing for the Earth and all living beings. Launched in 2000, URI has 400 independent grassroots membership groups, called Cooperation Circles, made up of at least seven people from three or more religions, spiritual beliefs, or indigenous traditions; all are doing amazing collaborative work addressing local and global issues.
Are you ready to change the way you THINK AND FEEL about the world? See if you are holding faulty beliefs with this TEDx and play with awareness.
The author and philosopher Anne Baring talking to Andrew Harvey about her latest book 'The Dream of the Cosmos'.