Switching seats in the movie of mindfulness

Another great story from the NotAlwaysRight website. This happened at a movie theater in New York that has electric recliner seats. The seats are comfortable, but unfortunately the customers tend to mistreat them, so the theater staff frequently has to fix them. One day, this couple in their 70’s comes out of one of the …

Lucky you that you have charisma

  Last week, I talked about a message I received from a guy on LinkedIn. I don’t know the guy. But he decided to send me a message criticizing my LinkedIn profile for bragging about my accomplishments. Of course, as one of our astute readers pointed out … ———- What baffles me is why a …

How the world is really changed

“Sending out new ideas into this world without a multi-million dollar marketing scheme have about as good a chance at reaching their destination as a paper airplane in a hurricane. But, we take our chances.” – from “The Black Iron Prison”   This will be a short email today, because I’m in the middle of …

Living in a cloudy world

“Please, if it’s cloudy in your home town tomorrow, don’t assume it’s cloudy everywhere, all the time. And when someone tells you something very dogmatically, ‘this is the way it is,’ don’t buy into their foolishness. That doesn’t translate to some giant, universal truth anymore than it being cloudy in Boston, Detroit AND Seattle translates …

Seeking your level

I sent this email to my VIP list recently. It was a response to someone who was considering joining our new Mindful Masters Academy. He was trying to decide between the various levels at the Academy. He eventually did join us as a Platinum member. But he raised a good question about the value of …

A positive use for internet addiction

“My son has internet addiction. I sought help for him, and it turns out there’s a support group … online.” – Paula Poundstone   If you have internet addiction, I don’t know if we can help with that. But we can certainly put it to good use … We will be holding our first Mindful …

Five stages of mindful change

  “… trying to force someone to change before he’s ready isn’t likely to be productive. For example, most New Year’s resolutions don’t last because people don’t go through the stages of change. Instead, they try to create change based on a date on the calendar, which may not coincide with a true readiness to …