Walking meditation is the essence of simplicity: just pace clockwise, taking one step after each full breath. Of course, there is more to it than that — much more, if you're a Buddhist monk who spends more than eight hours a day in silent contemplation. Thai architect Suriya Umpansiriratana has designed a single-monk monastery (called a "cell") whose circular structure assists walking meditation while symbolizing the cyclic routines of the monk's daily life. Think of it as a treadmill where you earn karma instead of burning calories.
There has been a lot of positive feedback on my string of blogs themed "financial firms doing good." It’s easy to get caught up in the negativity that pours out of our televisions and newspapers, but as I travel across the globe, I continually run into people doing extraordinary things. I meet individuals who are dedicated and passionate about their missions.
To be positive is to be open. And although our world faces difficult times, we must understand that innovation has always been a process of death making way for new life.