TC 285: On Being a Lifelong Seeker
Well, here we are in the New Year! Happy 2016 to everyone in the Transformation Cafe Community! We genuinely hope that you are doing well wherever you are in the world. Here in beautiful Southern California we’re finally getting some relief from our long drought, but as with anything, sometimes you get more than you ask for. Mudslides and flooded streets are a problem here, and we’ve had 20 foot (6 meter) waves on the coast. But today it is clear and there’s new snow on the mountains.
Update on Envisioning the Future and Following Your Intuition
In this episode Robin Masiewicz and her guests talk about their progress applying the principles of envisioning the future. Amy tells a story about how she attended a ceremony for Army Reservists that are being deployed to Kuwait for ten months, and how the reservist’s children and family attended to say goodbye. Amy found out that artist and children’s author Sally Huss had just released two children’s books called My Father’s Shirt and My Mother’s Pearls
about children dealing with military separation. Amy was inspired to reach out to Sally, and within an hour Sally responded. Wow!
Being a Lifelong Seeker
They also discuss how they are each lifelong seekers of wisdom, knowledge, spirituality, and other aspects of becoming a complete person. Robin mentions a quote by Socrates, Einstein and others, “The more I learn, the less I know”, because as we learn we gain an appreciation for how much there is to know. The more we delve in to a topic, the deeper and bigger the questions become. Even Michelangelo said at age 87 “I am still learning”, and he was a Renaissance master painter and sculptor.
Cafe Book Club is Back with “Presence”
Also in this episode they announce the next book in our Cafe Book Club: Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges by Amy Cuddy.
“By accessing our personal power, we can achieve “presence,” the state in which we stop worrying about the impression we’re making on others and instead adjust the impression we’ve been making on ourselves. As Harvard professor Amy Cuddy’s revolutionary book reveals, we don’t need to embark on a grand spiritual quest or complete an inner transformation to harness the power of presence. Instead, we need to nudge ourselves, moment by moment, by tweaking our body language, behavior, and mind-set in our day-to-day lives.”
This book is packed with a number of fascinating research studies proving the power of creating presence via mind and body practices along with some inspiring stories of people who have put the wisdom to use and changed their lives in the process.
So what are you seeking this year? How will you put your wisdom to use and transform your life? Let us know your thoughts by leaving a comment.