Recently I was asked, what would I consider to be the three stages of waking up to our power to change our lives and the world? Since it is nearly New Year’s, I thought it might help to share the answer. It might help you keep your new year’s resolutions.
No Impact Man
Someone emailed me a bunch of questions as an interview for publication. Questions include What do I worry about for future generations? and How do I maintain my energy as a change agent? and more. I share the answers here.
When we don’t pay attention, we waste money, we waste resources, we waste time, and we waste our lives. When we aren’t mindful of this moment, we waste. Therefore, paying attention and trying not to waste is a simple mindfulness exercise we can do all day. The simple act of being mindful and trying not to waste can both help us have better lives for ourselves and and help the world.
Once you have enough and you find yourself wanting more than enough, it is never going to make you happy. And then all that happens is, when more than enough is not enough, you think it is because you need more than more than enough. The treadmill never stops. The worst thing is, while you are putting all your effort into that, you don’t have time for the things that will actually make you happy. So how do you get off the ride?
In the years, since I published the book and starred in the film No Impact Man, I have been in a huge, worldwide conversation with literally thousands and thousands of people. I have traveled to, Skyped with and emailed with colleges and businesses and workshops and activist groups around the world–from New York to Indianapolis to […]
I’ve been saying since the No Impact Man project first started in 2007 that lasting personal happiness does not come without contributing to community and world happiness. But there are big issues that stop us from trying to contribute or that make us really frustrated when we do try. I know this because I sent out […]
Dear Friends. In this post, I am asking your opinion and thoughts about how my work can be most helpful to you and people like you. I have prepared a short survey that you can fill out here. I am asking as many people as possible to take the survey so I can make my writing, blogging, […]
People sometimes imagine that you can choose to take care of yourself or you can choose to take care of the world. You can be selfish or you can selfless. That is not true. Each of us have been blessed with personalities that come with particular wants and desires. Wanting and desiring is human. It […]