Slow Down and Find Some Space at ‘The Little Workshop of Calm’.
The world in which we live is becoming faster but our lives are not necessarily growing richer. We now expect that Web pages load in a quarter of a second, but two seconds in 2009 seemed just fine as did four seconds in 2006. In 2012, videos that didn’t load in two seconds had little hope of going viral. We are impatient and our minds ever increasingly reliant on external sources – our thought maker and memory bank has become an external hard drive.
The increased stimulus and pressure of life is making it harder to step back from the busyness and connect to who we are and what makes us tick. Our brain can have up to 50,000 thoughts a day. A recent Harvard University study using an app showed that human beings are by nature unfocused. At any point, an average of 50 percent of the population is not focused on what they are doing. This was not the case 20 years ago, simply because the tools of interruption were not so plentiful.
Our exciting multi tasking journey along the information superhighway, fuelled by innovation and disruption has bred uncertainty, we never know what will work and what will not. To live well we must learn to embrace it.
On 10th June, you can do just that.
Best-selling author, speaker (Do Lectures, School of Life) and founder of Upping Your Elvis, specialists in creative leadership, Chris Baréz-Brown, has joined forces with fellow humanitarian Andy Bradley. Bradley, an international speaker (TED) on the power of kindness was voted by the Observer as one of Britain’s 50 new radicals. Baréz-Brown is the creative confidante to high level CEO’s and their teams. His unique style was recently summed up by The Guardian as a ‘long haired twinkly eyed cross between Richard Branson and a wizard’.
Baréz-Brown and Bradley are running an experimental session that’s just for you to have some space, breathe and connect in with life.
It will be a space to press the easy button for a while and then to discover that the shift into a more relaxed creative state is never more than a breath away.
You will learn some ways to get uncertainty working for you, how to slow down the craziness and how to get more power for what you need for whatever is next. Be that being more creative, more productive or simply leading a happier more fulfilled life.
“When you become comfortable with uncertainty, infinite possibilities open up in your life” Eckhart Tolle.
We are all ordinary people with extra-ordinary potential. This experiment in embracing uncertainty is the first of its kind – be part of it.
The Little Workshop of Calm
Ghandi Hall, London W1, 10th June 2015, 9:30am – 1pm. £15.
The first 10 people to use the code YOGAMAG when booking online at eventbrite will receive FREE tickets!