Pass it on!

Can we use technology to spread compassion and other ideals of a mindful society?

Photo by Gregory Palmer

After the Creating a Mindful Society gathering in New York — much of which you can view via free archived livestream, for thirty days beginning October 3, 2011 at 7 p.m. (ET) — we were talking to keynote speaker Jon Kabat-Zinn about the potential of social media for virally spreading messages of mindfulness. 

The talk came around to what might happen if we began consciously sharing messages of compassion. What might Jon suggest as a good message of this type, one that can be easily remembered and shared as we take the idea of “Creating a Mindful Society” into the future? His answer:

“Inhale beauty; exhale goodwill.”

Nice words to start our days with. What if they caught on, even a little?

So pass them on, and we will do the same. (And join us on Facebook and let us know what kind of response you get.)

The event may have ended but Creating a Mindful Society is an ongoing thing. Thanks for being part of it.

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