Orange Bike Mind (OBM): The leadership tool for the 21st-century
The Orange Bike Mind will give you focus, openness, and control – the qualities needed for the 21st century.
There are many distinctions between people: left-wing or right-wing. Man or woman. Tel-Aviv resident or not. And so on.
And there is another distinction that is usually invisible to many people which is associated with the world of meditation – are you practicing mindfulness or not.
To be frank, for many years, and until about 2013, I did not know much about mindfulness either. I associated mindfulness with candles and “new age” concepts such as “my other self,” self-realization, Bach flower remedies, etc. Everything fell into the same basket. In fact, mindfulness, at its core, is an exercise for the mind.
Mindfulness is not candles and “new age” concepts such as “my other self,” self-realization, Bach flower remedies, etc. Mindfulness, at its core, is an exercise for the mind.
But life takes you into interesting things. As part of my Hong Kong Sabbatical, I “met” the subject of meditation. At first, through the work of Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, and then with the work of others such as “Search Inside Yourself” from Google on the one hand and Thich Nhat Hanh on the other.
In short, I discovered a fascinating and highly effective personal “mental tool”. Let’s just say that I have become much more effective following the meditation practice. (Those who know me know, would know that I was pretty effective even before. 🙂
Yet, my “buzzy” mind (some would call it “Monkey Mind”) raises a critical question: If meditation is so good – why then, relatively, are so few people using it? It seems to be a marketing challenge.
If meditation is so good – why then, relatively, are so few people using it?
This question “occupied” my mind for a long time… until I found the solution in the form of The Orange Bike Workshop.
My thesis: in a 4 hours workshop, it is possible to “install” (using what is called “wise intervention”) what is mindfulness, what is meditation, how to practice it – and give the motivation to practice.
After about 15 workshops I can say that the workshop works – for most people. Why? Because the workshop is planned to be a trigger that leads to a 10-minute daily mind workout in the morning, 10 minutes in the evening – and thismental practice generates the added value of the meditation.
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