Mind Like Water: Keeping Your Balance in a Chaotic World by Jim Ballard

By Jim Ballard

Popularity of brain Like Water"From what is the Rush? to Whale performed! Jim Ballard is mentor to hundreds of thousands. Now, in brain Like Water, Ballard, as regularly, does not simply express the place his strong and perceptive mind has been, he's taking you alongside and provides you the instruments to revisit and discover by yourself. brain Like Water is a trip to locations and areas you recognize you're vacationing back for the 1st time. it is a simple, fascinating learn that exhibits you the way to be precisely the place you should be: evenly on top of things, whatever the situation."-Sheldon Bowles, coauthor of Raving Fans"Reading brain Like Water sounds like handing the keys to my motor vehicle to a truly clever guy and letting him force for some time whereas I simply benefit from the ride-and his phrases. not just does this publication make me imagine deeply approximately my paintings and lifestyles, it bargains terrific workouts for assessing and adjusting elements that experience now not been operating successfully. A needs to learn for an individual being affected by work-home stability and the way to discover and convey your actual self for your day-by-day life."-Jayne Pearl, writer of children and Money"Jim Ballard places his finger at the real reason behind the anxiousness that grips us all during this age of data overload-change. after which he supplies us the antidote, a brain Like Water. Many books encourage and encourage; this one offers a blueprint for activities that may be really remodeling. it's amazing in its simplicity. no longer in view that Alan Watts has an American writer made japanese wisdom so obtainable, appropriate, and practical-even for a kind A, stressed-out, left-brain considering, regular American similar to myself."-Ken Miller, President of instructor schooling Institute"Mind Like Water invitations the reader to take part in quite a few sensible, available tools that aid us in staying found in the instant, support us see issues as they're, and reside with equanimity amidst the unpredictability of our lives. taking pictures the knowledge of significant non secular academics, authors, and poets, brain Like Water bargains a respite from the traumatic velocity of our lives."-Tara Healey, Senior Organizational advisor, Harvard Pilgrim well-being Care"Jim Ballard is among the so much compassionate humans i do know, and in his new publication brain Like Water he stocks a few of his heat and love with readers. if you would like a sense like snuggling right into a hot coat on a blustery, wintery day, try out establishing this ebook to any web page and studying. for those who do not take up many of the knowledge in brain Like Water then you are simply now not paying attention." -Noel Burch, coauthor of instructor Effectiveness education

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It might be hard. (The mind goes, “Stop? STOP?? You gotta be kidding! I can’t stop! ”) Try it anyway. Fake it, if need be, just so you can enter the place you’ve been avoiding—that portal of terror with the sign over the door saying HERE AND NOW. ■ Come Home Home is where they have to take you in. That’s the Present. Right now, put things out of your hands. Uncross your arms and legs. Sit back. Relax. Close your eyes. Take a breath. Feel the air on your skin. Feel your scalp. Feel your toes. Watch your breath.

Of course, you must take the necessary steps to ensure safety and success. Buy insurance. Have regular health exams. Lock the car. But then don’t fuss. Balance, always balance. ■ Stop Apologizing for Not Knowing We harry ourselves unnecessarily by hanging on to the way we used to think and act when things were more predictable. ” Instead, have confidence to start practicing just-in-time knowing, just-intime finding of resources, just-in-time responding to changing needs, just-in-time decision-making, just-in-time living.

It’s not hard to imagine, because we’ve all tuned in at times to a day at work that seems almost magical. We feel our play rise to a new level. Things seem almost to be moving in slow motion, giving us all the time in the world to do what we need to do. Nothing surprises us or sets us back. We can sense what will develop before it happens, then watch our premonitions play out. In an extraordinary way we are tuned in to the environment—our own people, the competition, customers. We seem to know them all by heart, and to be known by them.

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