2015 saw a rise in the use of the term "Mindfulness" to describe "Right Action." Here's one: this report shows how businesses around the world will spend $10 Trillion on low carbon technology with the right policy framework.
It is Wednesday 9-December-2015. Only the day before former Albania's Finance Minister Arben Malaj has invited me to present "The Drama Of Albania" before his elite master's students at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Tirana.
In the latter half of the 1900's, Afghan camel drivers arrived in Australia to help explore a way into the countries previously-undiscovered central region. The harsh terrain could only be survived by hardened warriors who knew well how to endure such conditions.
We asked which visionary grassroots leader most inspired you -- and thousands of people answered. The winner of the 2015 Pollination Project Visionary Award is Padmanaban Gopalan, who started an ingenious effort to feed the hungry and reduce trash in Coimbatore, India.
I needed to let go of the excuses. Immediately my mind went into overtime trying to bring me back to the right route to the pain-free zone. This internal tug of war was mentally and physically exhausting. All I could do was throw my hands in the air and say, 'F*ck it! I surrender.'
A run-in with failure can be devastating to the inexperienced. And without being taught how to respond to it, it can be destructive in its impact on a person's confidence. But it's far more easily managed when you can see a positive outcome in the end.
Perhaps it's time to try planting visions from the ground up and watering those that take root. Who knows? In restorying how we can live here, we might just prove that you can go home again. Especially if that home is your homeworld.
I have wanted to give up more than I would like to reveal. But I have come to realize a very important thing -- I thrive because I am on an adventure. I thrive through the failures, through the tears, through the pain and through the fear. I thrive because I dare to dream.
To rescue American politics, we need to marry the strategic wisdom of how the system works on the inside with the visionary, tech-savvy leaders who can use networks to engage citizens in necessary reforms, getting us to the day we ask about our politics: "Is it really that good?"