The challenge is that everyone is trying to engage with new technologies beyond the Internet, now even beyond Blockchain. What are the implications for humans and our behaviors? Does it mean that we need different styles of management? Different ways of managing knowledge? It creates new issues all over again around privacy, digital rights and so on and so forth as we engage with these new technologies for our benefit, hopefully for everyone’s benefit.” Manie Eagar
“Anyone could meditate in a silent, darkened room, but could you find peace crawling down Broadway? That was the mark of true enlightenment. Meditation was relatively new in Mack’s life, despite the fact that he had developed a workplace- wellness app.”
This simple grounding activity is valuable to calm your mind and gather your wits, before, during or after challenging situations. It works well for anxiety, frustration or other stress inducing situations.
Trees are able to breathe in the toxic air such as carbon, transform it into fuel for itself, and then breathe out oxygen. Imagine yourself like a tree – able to breathe in all your stress, transform it into fuel and then breathe it out as life-giving air.
Begin by taking the Tree Posture.
- Sit, cross your feet if you are sitting on a chair. If you are standing, plant your feet firmly on the ground.
- Straighten your “trunk” (sit or stand up straight with your chest slightly out).
- Relax your hands to rest on your legs, or hang them relaxed by your side if you are standing.
- Lower your chin slightly.
- If you can, close your eyes. If not, try and make a 45 degree gaze in front of you. (In meetings it is easy to look like you are an attentive listening mode when in this posture.)
Relax as you imagine becoming like a Tree
Take a deep breath in and then breathe out, then
- Pay attention to the stillness of your body.
- Listen to the silence between all the sounds.
- Feel your mind become open like a clear blue sky.
“Biomimicry is basically taking a design challenge and then finding an ecosystem that’s already solved that challenge, and literally trying to emulate what you learn.” Janine Benyus
“This is life-cycle thinking, not just whether a product can be recycled, but all the parts of its existence: material extraction, manufacturing, packaging and transportation, product use, and end of life. Every step of the way, there’s a way to do something smart to make the most out of the product for net environmental gain.” Leyla Acaroglu