Keep space free for the unknown

By December 19, 2016Podcast
Bodhi

About Bodhi

In conventional speak, John McInroy is a South-African born social activist, humanitarian, social entrepreneur, ultra endurance athlete, international field hockey player, actor and vegan yogi. In more authentic terms, Bodhi is a human you may see walking the streets barefoot trying to find new ways to tread as lightly as possible.

4 Comments

  • Karin says:

    I so wish others would think on the same idea
    To have a time to sit and wait and observeūüíď
    Rather than always doing something
    I enjoyed that sharing Jobn
    Keep it up

  • marissa says:

    Cool one John. Interesting. I think about this often. I hear you and agree. And I also don’t believe that all or nothing is the answer. I don’t think it is the mediums and platforms that are the ‘problem’ it is way we choose to use them. I am a victim of this. I’ve done the fb hiatus, etc. It is completely survivable and lovely – and, there are also some real benefits to the platform – if we can allow ourselves to use it carefully, understand the platform and how others are using it, etc. and not us it as a replacement/as you note the girl in the coffeeshop did which I have also been guilty of – and why I generally love thinking about/exploring things like this – builds even more awareness of self and humanity in general – compassion, better understanding of why we do things and that allows for clearer and more healthfully supportive choices. For me, definitely a work in progress! Thanks for the sharing and encouraging thought and dialogue.

  • christine brooks says:

    i agree and disagree…
    i love how facebook has kept me connected with so many and how i am able to keep up with people who don’t have time to be in touch individually. ¬†i hate that it feels like i am not special and just a number.

    it does rob one of spontaneity and face to face but for those who can’t get out and are shy, lonely and full of fear it gives them a life, or practice on how to have one.

    i started with Facebook to keep in touch with my nephew and nieces who i don’t see often, as they live in Europe. ¬†if i hadn’t, i never would have known them or you for that matter. ¬†the messaging has been a key way to communicate.

    i do like the idea of making time to be available to be approached and to sit and watch with wonder. one needs to make time.

    sounds as if you are doing well and that is nice to hear.  best wishes.  happy holidays and have a terrific 2017. 

  • John says:

    Thank you so much Karin, Marissa & Christine for taking the time to share your valuable perspective! Looking forward to more open dialogue and conversations! Really appreciate it!

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