How Human Perception Works


[link to BIF – UPDATE: since that video doesn't seem to play, I am sharing the video from TEDxCambridge]

"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful
servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has
forgotten the gift."
[Albert Einstein]

The only thing that exists is what's in front of us.

In this video for the Business Innovation Factory, former Discovery Channel host Jeff Lieberman challenges us to live in the “now”.

Our ability to envision the future and project ourselves into it actually impress the message that what we're doing right now is not the most important thing — the future is. We also end up shortchanging our ability to be creative the moment we need to be.

Because we're already projected into the future.

In a world where we live longer
Lieberman believes we need to live deeper to be truly fulfilled.

Harvard research found that the amount of attention we are putting into what we are doing is twice as important than the "thing" we are doing. Almost half of people's day, their mind is not on what they are doing.

If attention is the primary thing that leads to happiness, then looking for it outside is not going to change things. Just noticing how widely our attention is scattered can start to bring it back.

The whole point of an experience is to find out what makes us feel great. Lieberman uses music as an example of what is feels like to be fully immersed in the moment. Life is music, he says.

Right now is the most important time in your life.

 

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