Are you chasing some imaginary Silicon Valley finish line?
I’ve lived and worked in Silicon Valley since the ’70s – when Apple was just a start-up and iPhones hadn’t been invented; it attracted perhaps the greatest collection of misfits and dropouts-turned-entrepreneurs than any place in history.
Perhaps nowhere else in the corporate world is is the illusion of success played out before us each and every day with an intensity that harms more than it helps.
There’s a cost to this day-in and day-out race to the imaginary finish lines of the corner office and stock options. Because you’re caught in its cycle of dysfunction, it robs you of an acceptable work-life balance and can lead you to mental health crises and even physical symptoms such as sleep deprivation, depression, and other stress-related diseases.
Buying into these illusions can also stifle the creativity upon which Silicon Valley thrives.
within the rat race is a unique opportunity
You might not be able to change the pace of your Silicon Valley lifestyle or its inherently competitive culture and lack of a beneficial work-life balance, but you do have the opportunity to take control of who you are and how you respond at each moment.”
Via the practices of meditation and mindfulness, you can begin to dissociate yourself from the effects of the rat race. You can begin to take control of how you react, how you engage, how you work, and your basic level of contentment.
liberate your inner monk to access your calm center
Wouldn’t it be great if those moments of calm serenity were your normal method of operation?
Actually, you can lengthen those moments into hours at a time. That’s only of the benefits of a regular mediation and mindfulness practice.
Please download our free eBook, How to Be a Monk At Work. It’s a primer on a simple form of Buddhist meditation and an introduction to mindfulness — and how it can empower you to still be a dynamic contributor to your profession and experience the calm center you crave.