I absolutely love this post by Tad on the power of video and social media in creating a message (aka “marketing”) and a movement to change the world. So many take aways….
And rumour has is that it’s all because of this one video recorded by Asmaa Mahfouz.
Asmaa is a woman so tired of injustice and the lack of basic human rights in Egypt.
In his book “The Soul of a Citizen” Paul Rogat Loeb argues that social uprisings are never about one person.
Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr. came out of social movements and were supported by them. The story of these people creating the movement is just that – a story. And I suspect that this is true in Egypt. There are likely circles within circles that we can’t even begin to understand from outside the of that region.
But sometimes years of community building, coalition building and education can be sparked into flame by unexpected things.
So . . . here’s the video that’s being credited with starting the uprising we are witnessing today. Here’s the spark.
And it has some powerful things to say about marketing I want to lift up.
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One of the best ways to gain clarity is being more present and aware….Aware of your thoughts, your emotions, your body as you move through the world. Each little piece of information you gather helps you understand what is truly important to you, as well as what you want to leave behind. Gaining this awareness can come from many different places: a yoga practice, long walks in nature, playing an instrument, writing, or a meditation practice. However you can gain more insight into yourself, that is what you need to be doing.
Also, pay attention to any resistance you have to this. Are you resistant to the words “meditation” or “yoga” and passing them off as cliche? If yes, then get over it! You do not have to do either of those particular practices to practice mindfulness. If you are resistant to doing any of this, also, think why. Is it because you do not want to have to face what is going on inside? That is actually a common response, so be patient with yourself and ask yourself which is more important : living your life consciously and feeling alive or allowing fear to keep you where you are?
If you are interested in hearing about meditation, the different types, what it really entails, then listen to this episode of the Diane Rehm Show. It is a great introduction if you are unfamiliar with meditation, but also an interesting discussion on why and how it is useful. It is 51 minutes, so be sure to give yourself some time!!!Read more