Mindfulness is a light of honesty within yourself that is fed by each moment that passes.
Mindfulness and “being in the moment” are ancient ideas found across cultures. This self-awareness is partly being truly aware of the moment, and partly acknowledging and letting go of the things and thoughts that cling to you or come flying back at you, only to be noticed and let go of again in that moment. It’s an enlightening and maddening place to be, for sure…
I read an article
by Seth Godin
recently about self-awareness and marketing that brought me to reconsider the role of marketing in my thought life and decision-making process
, and in that of my customers and yours, too. To say that we are all relentlessly marketed to by just about everything and everyone is a statement of the obvious that we have become so numb to that we tend to ignore it. We are in danger of losing the awareness that can allow us a margin of critical thinking. Godin writes, “Mostly, marketing is what we call it when someone else is influenced by a marketer. When we’re influenced, though, it’s not marketing, it’s a smart choice.”
In other words, it’s not “just marketing” when it influences me! I’m
not as influenced by the marketing beast as “those other folks!”