Entries by Jeff Cannon


Stillness is not a dead pond, But a flow of energy you can cultivate.   A Buddhist might call it upekkha. A Muslim might speak of aslama. In Hebrew, the word is hishtavut. And in the second book of the Bhagavad Gita, the epic poem of the warrior Arjuna, it is samatvam. Regardless of the word, […]

Are you a humanDoing or a humanBeing?

Human Being not Human Doing If you are like so many people out there you have spent your entire life doing instead of being. Doing is safe. Doing is living your life remotely. Doing is acting out the life you want without ever fully committing yourself to it. Doing is living in fear at what […]

Is your character driving your choices or is your brain driving your life?

Victor Frankl once said, “Everything can be taken from a man but one: the ability to choose his attitude in any given circumstance, to choose his own way.” Perhaps you never realized it but you are choosing your own way right now, in the middle of this pandemic. You are choosing to shelter in place. […]

Future Mindfulness

Hockey legend Wayne Gretzky once said, “you miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.” Unfortunately for us, hockey is played in a small rink with a very well defined goal. Better still, only half the people on the rink are aiming for. In life the possibilities are endless and your distractions aren’t wearing […]

Stillness in the Modern World

Stillness: It is that wonderful quality of being fully present no matter where you are. It is a pure mental state cultivated on the Buddhist path to nirvāna A Buddhist might call it upekkha. A Muslim speaks of stillness when they use the word aslama, in terms of submitting to Allah’s will. In Hebrew, the […]

People Are Your Answer to Stress

Your life is filled with stress. Between your work and personal life, bills to pay, the occasional flus and aches, even getting access to a wifi hotspot at your favorite cafe, all add stress to your day-to-day life. In fact anything that takes you out of your run of your daily patterns with increase your […]

Life doesn’t always schedule itself at your convenience. So, when you find yourself in the middle of one of life’s transitions, learn to break free of the fear you may be feeling so that you can find a safe place to land and begin to plan your next chapter. There are two core fears that […]