Eckhart Tolle’s book The Power of Now exploded into the global consciousness in large part due to the fact that most people were not living in the present moment, and were finding the results untenable. The actuality for many people is a life being lived for them where their actions are really more on the line of reactions. And that is no way to live…
Most of us have heard the Socrates quotation “The unexamined life is not worth living.” Well we have learned the hard way that neither is the Over-Examined life too hot either. Living a balanced life however, is the best way of all.
Going about seeking balance has it’s own challenges that can only be overcome with Clarity of Mind. In my experience, the best way to attain this is be associating with individuals and groups of people that have this in spades.
It isn’t even necessary for them to be people in the same fields of study and/or endeavor. Neither do they need to be in agreement when their fields overlap, or even to agree with your own beliefs and perspectives.
If you take a look at the bottom of the sidebar of this page you will find the RSS feed to the TED YouTube channel. TED is a group of 1,000 people that are invited each year to a summit where they speak on their own arenas of interest. The best minds of the world from Tony Robbins to Stephen Hawking and from Rick Warren to Dan Dennett each speaker is an able speaker with an amazing mind.
If you want to stretch your mind and achieve clarity, you can do no better than to listen to these speakers. Each segment is about 20 minutes long, and whether you agree or strongly oppose what is being said, I guarantee you will be benefited by the time you spend listening to these well thought out presentations.