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Colin Pal  Head of Partnerships @thinkific Educator, Writer & Speaker on Corporate Meditation & Mindful Company Culture

http://theundeniableclarity.com/

Still beaming from the rad sunrise chase on Canada Day. Awesome people and epic adventure.
It reminded me that how we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. Most of us spend our time seeking the things that make us feel happy, without understanding the underlying purpose of our search. Strangely enough, we’re simply looking for a path back to the present—we are trying to find good enough reasons to be satisfied now.

That’s the structure of the game isn’t it? Knowing that means we can play it differently now. We can pay attention to what we do today and how we spend our days. What we do this hour, or that hour, is what we are doing. That attention right there, determines the character of our experiences and, therefore, the quality of our lives.

Would you agree?

#makeitcount #canadaday #chasingsunrise

Bam! Got accepted into Seth Godin’s altMBA program, an intensive leadership and management program for high-performers who want to level up and lead. Lately I’ve been obsessed with the idea of creating a culture of leadership, especially through awareness and mindfulness. Being a leader to me doesn’t mean being in charge, it means choosing to go first and holding the responsibility of creating an environment and culture where people naturally trust, connect, cooperate and of course, thrive. So aside from working with companies and helping them create this culture, I thought another great action step would be to level up my own leadership skills. I’m excited for @sethgodin altMBA and I’m ready to make a ruckus.

Huge thanks to @thinkific for holding this opportunity for me to "learn and grow” - one of their core values that make them the best company to work with. Oh btw, they’re hiring (PM me if you want in). #altMBA #sethgodin #makearuckus #leadership

Nothing but gratitude and admiration for this incredible woman. If you thought my journey was fascinating, wait till to hear my mom's. The amount of courage, perseverance, empathy, resilience and vulnerability it takes to be a pillar of support for a husband and 3 kids that chose to walk the monastic path is immense and indescribable. #happymothersday

Most people live their lives filling up the time they have.

What if instead, you create the time for how you want to live. Choosing what's important to you and putting it first. 📷 :@sofae

People are not judging you as much as you think they are. They're too wrapped up in themselves to even notice what you’re doing. So here's your permission to start doing what you truly want to do. To be who you truly want to be. Drop the pride and have a little fun. Go!
📷: @sofae

Well look at what I found. Throwback to the monk days when I didn't need to buy shampoo and my inbox was always empty.

There are a thousand beautiful ways to start the day that don’t begin with looking at your phone. Like chasing frozen waterfalls. And yet so few of us choose to do so.

The difference between a day that begins with a meditation, some writing, a little exercise, a good read, or a thoughtful walk to catch sunrise, and the start of a day that begins with a smartphone in bed is undeniable. 📷: @sofae #brandywinefalls #chasingwaterfalls #explorebc #makeitcount

The Labyrinth of Light at the latern festival celebrating the Winter Solstice, longest night of the year. The end to an old, or the beginning to the new—whatever floats your boat. 600 beeswax candles, singing Tibetan bowls, and a walking meditation with intention.

Never a better time to set a new intention for yourself, many would say. I agree. But I also believe that you're never going to be 100% ready and it's never going to be just the right time. But that's the whole point.

It just means that every moment is the right moment. Longest night of the year, shortest day, first day of season, last day of the month, it doesn't matter. If you want it, you're just going to have to do it…now.

#wintersolstice #secretlanternsociety #labyrinthoflight

Mindfulness is getting off your smartphone and paying attention to the shit that’s happening right now, it’s giving zero fucks to things that don’t matter, it’s letting go of what you have no control over, it’s being brave enough to do the hard work, and for the love of tacos it’s talking to the person sitting in front of you before they get replaced by some damn AI robot or some VR character one day.

Mindfulness is like peeling off layers of an onion to reveal your honest (and naked) self. You will cry in the process, peeling onions or practicing mindfulness. It’s tearing down these walls you’ve spent your lifetime building up to protect your image and self-worth. It’s listening to the stories you tell yourself and the stories you tell others. And then asking why you tell these stories in the first place.

Check out the rest of the post on the blog (link in bio) - 📷 creds: @sofae

I don't always wake up at 4am.. but when I do, it's to chase sunrise with the amazing souls at @chasingsunrise and to shoot for @canadainaday
#chasingsunrise #canadainaday

After being in Toronto and Montreal the past weeks, I realized there is really no place like home. Welcomed back with this breathtaking view and being chased by a bear. #chasingsunsets #neverstopexploring

Quand on a pas ce que l'on aime, il faut aimer ce que l'on a..

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