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TED Talk - The art of stillness

December 1, 2017View for printing

In an age characterized by aggressive haste and information overload, Pico Iyer's talk on the art of stillness points us to "one of our greatest [and mostly forgotten] luxuries" -- the empty space one arrives at by being still. This empty space, I believe, is partly the answer to THE grand challenge of our era: countering the growing assault on our attention and the consequent lack of mindfulness in work, relationships and, most importantly, our inner lives. If one is constantly distracted by pings, tweets and emails and only superficially engaged, we risk becoming cogs in the distraction economy, possibly even losing the capacity for compassion, contemplation and deep engagement.

By Siddhartha Roy

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