Angry woman boss berating her employees in a meeting

No one should have a boss. If I have a boss, then, by default under our current system, she’s thinking about her business objectives, how she looks, what’s important to her — not much about what’s important to me. Then, here’s the shitty part, my survival depends on her decisions…

Promotional Image for Social Dilemma movie

Tristan Harris is right. He is the genius behind the Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma. He’s right that our attention is being hacked, and vulnerable people like kids, religious minorities, girls, and those who live in democracies are harmed every day.

Let’s assume you’ve seen the movie, so we can…

Stylized brain in with list of spacious words: gravity infinite flow void heavens emptiness etc.
Stylized brain in with list of spacious words: gravity infinite flow void heavens emptiness etc.

Is it possible that a breakthrough of world-peace proportions could happen inside one individual human? That one insight could crystallize, be communicated, felt, applied and then spread, leaving a wake of empathy, cooperation, sanity, healing and health behind it? Certainly horrifically bad ideas have propagated themselves, feeding on the energy…

I’m writing a book, Surviving Evolution: The Field Manual. I’m excited about it, so I’m sharing that with you. It’s a book about our real human origin story that we’ve kept secret from ourselves, robbing us of our superpowers.

I got excited when I saw that Genesis complements my ideas…

Meditation brings incredible, almost supernatural benefits, proven by science, popularized in media — everyone should meditate every day, right? So why doesn’t meditation feel good to beginners?

Because as a beginner, when you start meditating, you immediately, directly feel the conflict between where you want your attention to rest, and…

My journal this morning, with a diagram drawn by my wife.

Until now, “flow” has been a mystery, a quality to be sought after, which, like happiness, flees the seeker but graces one who indirectly cultivates it.

Author Csikszentmihalyi defined flow as “optimal experience”, a.k.a the “holistic experience that people feel when they act with total involvement”. …

(I left this summary in from my notes because I think it might help orient you. This is a draft chapter from my upcoming book on neuroplastic workouts)

Summary: understand and apply the modes of attention “modeling” and “direct action”; understand the concept of flow (practiced alignment, direct action); understand…

Mastering your attention is all well and good, but how do you think the very few serene Yoda-types, if you are ever lucky enough to meet one, got to be so serene? No one, man or woman, impresses you with imperturbable peace unless it is earned.

How is imperturbable peace…

There’s a buzz around mindfulness. The search term has increased by seven times in the last ten years. Here’s a quick tour to help you get the most out of both the buzz and the substance.

Mindfulness covers a number of concepts and techniques for meditation and coping. I have…

If you had a copy of the “Owner’s Manual for Your Attention: How to Get the Value From Your Most Valuable Resource”, there would be a section titled, “Skill Building: You Can’t Help It”. And it would say…

Automated system for building cars. Requires very little attention.

Even if you just now learned that attention is your most valuable…

Nathan Otto

Awaken the incredible value and power of mastering your attention to create a life you love and a world that works for everyone.

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