What Matters Now?

Everyone seems to be asking that question and here’s a cool little e-book I ran across that seems useful to pondering. It’s a collection of essays written by some very respected thinkers and creators and published by Seth Godin. Check out the impressive line up cloud.

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The opening essay “Generosity” by Seth reminds us that generosity in times of economic downturn is the only way to go and that sharing of our creativity, no matter what you have to give, has the greatest impact. So today, I give you two blog posts.

One of my favorite posts is by Elizabeth Gilbert. It’s called “Ease.” The best sentence of all “Tell your colleagues that you’re off meditating (people take meditation seriously, so you’ll be absolved from guilt) and then actually, secretly, nap.” Dammit I struggle with ease. See you later. I’m taking that advice.

Another called “Dignity” by Jacqueline Novogratz suggests that “Creating ways for people to solve their own problems isn’t just an opportunity in 2010. It’s an obligation.”

There are many, many more including visuals essays which are always fun to meditate on (when you’re not napping).

Anyway, read it for yourself. I’m sure you’ll dig out some of your own personal treasures. “What Matters Now”

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