On the wellness side–well, the virtues of self-knowledge and self-care have been extolled since the dawn of time. We’ve all probably known or been the burnt out executive, the front lines martyr. It is critical to have a solid foundation. It is helpful to know oneself, observe one’s thoughts, connect with one’s emotions and intuition and body, improve physical and mental health, have centering practices when things get intense, and to refine an internal compass for guidance to life’s toughest questions.
Look at the religious and spiritual traditions of your ancestors. Connect with the elders and teachers in your life. Follow your curiosities through the many doors to the same room. But be careful — the path of inner work is fraught with pitfalls — egoic delusions, Messiah complex (essay coming soon), spiritual bypass, addiction to peak experiences, conspirituality, temptation to leave the game all together and sit in a monastery.
Einstein began to see figures such as Gandhi and Moses, Jesus and Buddha and St. Francis of Assisi, as "geniuses in the art of living." He proposed that their qualities of "spiritual genius" were more necessary to the future of human dignity, security, and joy than objective knowledge.... Spiritual life is evolving, and its sources of nourishment are becoming more broadly accessible.
We create transformative, resilient new realities by becoming transformed, resilient people. This is about the lover as well as the beloved, the citizen as well as the politician, the social entrepreneur as well as the person in need. It means me, and it means you.
Our spiritual traditions have carried virtues across time. They are not the stuff of saints and heroes, but tools for the art of living. They are pieces of intelligence about human behavior that neuroscience is now exploring with new words and images; what we practice we become. What's true of playing the piano or throwing a ball also holds for our capacity to move through the world mindlessly and destructively or generously and gracefully. I've come to think of virtues and rituals as spiritual technologies for being our best selves in flesh and blood, time and space.
There are superstar virtues that come most readily to mind and can be the work of a day or a lifetime - love, compassion, forgiveness. And there are gentle shifts of mind and habit that make those possible, working patiently through the raw materials of our lives."
~ Krista Tippett, Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living
Digital wellness best practices.
Founder therapy recommended (for founderS too!)
You are not your company.
What habits aren’t serving? Where can you cut $? Live within your means? Living in community, clothing swaps, at parents house
- Setup phone for balance - Wheel of Life assessment - 5 Rhythms playlist -Track acknowledgements