33voices interviews Danny Penman, author of Mindfulness.
Experiencing the moment
I believe that one of the secrets to living a meaningful and extraordinary life is to have a deep and intimate connection with yourself, your roots, and the spirit that makes you who you are. And, while that seems oh so close to each of us, it remains one of the most elusive aspects of life for many. I first learned this from Phil Jackson during his years coaching the Chicago Bulls. I was living in DC at the time, but was, and remain a huge Michael Jordan fan. Their championship runs were epic, but the more I observed Phil’s mannerisms, the more I began to admire his character. He was rare and although Michael got the glory, it was Phil who wrote the script – and at the heart of that script was the commitment ‘to experience each moment with a clear mind and open heart’ – because when you do, life just seems to workout. Today, the mindfulness conversation is mainstream and more accessible than ever. In The powerful book, Mindfulness: An Eight-Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World – Mark Williams and Danny Penman give us an inspiring eight week plan for achieving peace in a frantic world – Discover how you can start —