Sunday, May 22, 2016

There is No Rake

Zen rock gardening:
The rocks resemble mountains, and the sand, water. As you rake the sand around the rocks, you can choose patters and designs reflecting swirling pools or swift streams.
Do not consider what you create or how you do it, what matters is the act of creation.

Silicon Valley is learning that the faster we go, the less we accomplish.
a growing number of tech executives who believe the answer is slowing down — and are leading the way with meditation, a 2,500-year-old practice that quiets the mind of its scattered thoughts and patterns of thinking. Medical proof of its benefits — studies show it literally changes the brain and body — is moving meditation from the margins into the mainstream.

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Google co-founder Sergey Brin meditate — and provide opportunities for employees to do the same.
Or, if you want to be old school, on Sundays you could go to church early and pray for a few minutes.

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