Ripples #630: Aware!
For our tribe of 27,933 busy people who share encouragement and gratitude.
June 20, 2011
The aim of life is to live,
and to live means to be aware,
joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.
-Henry Miller, submitted by Taylor, Wauwatosa WI
Enlightenment, peace and joy
will not be granted by someone else.
The well is within us,
and if we dig deeply in the present moment,
the water will spring forth.
-Thich Nhat Hanh
I enjoyed a crazy-busy week: visiting new students & their parents at
Plymouth State University, and a really engaging day in Boston with some
folks from Gillette (yet another group of Procter & Gamble folks to bond
with!). I then rushed back home to rest and finished the week with my 11th
year of kicking off the Wisconsin Leadership Seminar.
Each of the groups I was visiting deserved a taste of the very best Paul I
could offer, so I paused just before each presentation to take three deep
breaths and repeated a favorite mantra that invites deeper awareness of the
I hope you can create space in your crazy day to experiment with this quick
reminder that there really is only one place to be and one time to focus on: