Ira Israel on yes is the new no.
Episode 1531: Yes Is the New No by Ira Israel on How to Slow Down Life & Create More Meaningful Connections
Since 2011, Ira Israel has been working in private practice as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC #31) and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT #50646), teaching sold-out transformational workshops, producing a series of best-selling mindfulness DVDs, and writing about psychology, philosophy, Buddhism, yoga, film, art, music & literature for the Huffington Post, Good Men Project, Mind Body Green, Thrive Global, Medium and Quora.
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Optimizing. Your life, yes, is the new. No,
by IRA. Israel of IRA is real dot, come there's a wonderful schedule. Monty python live at the Hollywood bowl wherefore Yorkshire men are trying to best each other regarding who survived the most indian and treacherous child.
Does the scope and referred to a similar phenomenon that occurs at a meetings as one downs, men, ship, there's a new
I'm in town in relation to business. If you observe conversations closely, does it seem as if there is some sort of tacit contests regarding who is busier? For instance, you tell a friend that your day was jam, packed with back to back me
beings, and she tells you that she had a fly: the organ donor helicopter to Santa Inez in back twice to save two Nobel Prize Winning rocket scientist twin sisters who both needed kidney transplant. Anything
but a busy day of knows that a large percentage of belief
email responses, I receive include the words crazy busy or some derivative thereof in the first two lines. If our writing in german crazy busy,
already be one word of light,
I've been on the receiving end of that phrase, so many times that I'm answer now be included as a single word in the next edition of the OECD. Of course, the ultimate manifestation of crazy busy, the emperor's new clothes, is not received. Any response at all. Those non responses are from people who are
how many clicks beyond crazy busy that their overwhelmed totally swarmed crushed inundated and am when Europe has come
Billy Cross Yoga, whole foods or Starbucks their faces light up as they rush past you exclaiming
I know I owe you a call Ivan crazy busy. Let's get the other next week, granted
through many years of study and travelling of met. Some pretty high powered human beings, yet dear few,
People floating around my orbit have full time sixty hour per week, desk jobs, most of them are self employed, freelancers, yoga, teachers, artists, writers, filmmakers musicians, therapists and other types of rampant do good
If I met someone who worked seventeen hours per day, seven days per week in the Fox gone factory, and he said crazy busy out understand if I met someone who was weeks away from
the cure for leukemia. After twenty years on laboratory and she's crazy busy, I would concur, but if your self employed, I think the term crazy busy is relative. The problem is that business has become part of personal identity, how we get our sense of self
Eleven years ago, David Brooks Road of the new bohemian bourgeois class nonchalantly, trying again social status by best in each other, with exotic vacation destinations. Oh you're insane bars for Christmas, Antigua, so much less scene. I think that
Venus is a new status symbol that people used to measure themselves against other people. When was the last time you heard someone say, I said
as for the last week, eating licorice and watching tv, I didn't think he or she must be unwell ever hear the phrase. I want to be a human being, not a human doing.
and this is how yes has become the new no
many of us have become human doings, says the invention of more
it has cars. Go you do ergo. Some can now be translated as I'm crazy busy.
Therefore, I am were all so great
busy that we double book
My God meetings cancel the last May,
The email Texan born message
possession be texted pregnant driving, a freeway now gotta stop smoking socks we'll call later,
and wheeled collar idea, like Luke Skywalker wielding a lifesaver swoosh swoosh, O Jones, calling Polly just a winch about our cats. Her ball, making wait I'll call her back later. Right now, I'm crazy
busy going crazy busy becomes your way of being in the world later too often becomes never
so yes as the new, no because people say yes I'll get the other next week to your face
but after sundry, emails and tax trying to schedule place and time to actually meet, they give up and actual human connection floaters away into the ether, flemish and personally,
agri. Should I mention creating a reality. By being your word and showing up when you say you will I dare not, I dare not.
Recall hearing the phrase many years ago on your death bed. Your inbox will be full meaning that there are perpetually things to do things we think need get checked off are ever growing checklists. We delude ourselves into
leaving that texting and emailing. Allow us more time get things done, and we delude ourselves into believing that were really connecting
people through these new media sands. Facial expressions and smells sends body language since touch sands eye contact
are people living happier more fulfilling lives, since technology has enabled us to do more or more precisely, to do more things at the same time and be crazy busy or people increasingly stressed out due to over simulation due to being over connect. It must not allow yes to be the new. No, let's make an effort to engage, nothin tick and compassionate coming
occasions was not fool ourselves into thinking that interacting on Facebook or Twitter will help us get. Our emotional needs met was together ear, buds
or in a restaurant cafe less show for the EU,
beings in our lives with face to face interactions. Let us stop hiding behind our thumbs and fingers.
The eyes of the windows to the sole, not the thumbs so put down your Iphone, put down your blackberry, get up from your computer and make a real connection with a fellow human beings.
Because you know why your tombstone to read was crazy. Busy you wanted to read beloved
you just listen to the Palestine
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a firm to get started. They get IRA. This title reminded me of a sivers post from from very very long time ago that narrated way back in episode. Forty four, I believe not others, is gonna, be like the opposite view of that article, which was basically saying that we should say no to more things to make room in our lives for things that actually matter, but I was wrong IRA is saying, don't allow yes to be the new, no don't say yes and then not follow through or take on too many things causing yourself get overwhelmed and also get stance.
Technology in general. In this article, make sure we always keep that in check it anyway. I don't want to summarize the article if you want to hear that Goodwin from Derek that's way back in episode, forty four, but I'll do it for now. Thank you for listening and being here for subscribing to the show, have a great rest of your day and I'll be back tomorrow as usual for your optimal life awaits,
Transcript generated on 2020-10-18.