Personal Practice – A Key to Being Grounded amid Chaos
What helps them keep that presence? It’s something called Personal Practice.
A personal practice should help increase your level of energy, so you can deal better with the complexity and busyness of our lives. But what differentiates a personal practice from other activities that also give you energy? For example, maybe you really enjoy doing karaoke with friends, or maybe you love shopping. Do those activities count as personal practices?
The difference is in this question: does this activity help me to be more conscious? If it does, then it’s a personal practice. If it only deviates from the reality, then it’s not.
The outside world reflects what’s going on in our inner world, so without a personal practice, it’s easy to get drifted away. Personal practice helps you see yourself from the perspective of an observer, not a victim of the outside pressures that only reacts to whatever happens to you. If you want to go deeper in the question of “Who Am I?“, it’s important to have a practice that supports that learning.
At Knowmads, we practice a variety of them, and we invite you to do the same.
Posted By Hailey
Pro-Action Café has always been one of the most popular and successful workshops organized by Knowmads Hanoi.
This time was no different, as over 40 participants showed up at Moonwork Co-Working Space to give and receive support from the community for their projects. With nine callers stepping forward to pitch their projects, the first event of the Year of the Chicken for Knowmads Hanoi was a big success!
The nine projects which received support were:
In the first round, the callers along with their supporters explored the deeper story behind each of their project/idea. This helped to clarify and strengthen the intentions and purposes, the WHY behind the projects, and what make them meaningful.
In the second round, the supporters brainstormed ideas about what was still missing from the projects that the callers may have overlooked, what would make them stand out and flourish and be sustainable, and not necessarily what the callers still needed like funding, location, partners, etc.
Finally, the callers had some time to reflect by themselves before the third and last round, to figure out what are the wise next steps for their projects, then discussed with their supporters to receive even more feedback. All in all, many new ideas and inspiration were generated, for which the callers were deeply thankful for. Many new bonds and partnerships were also formed, and promises made to continue supporting each other in their projects. There was even a job offer by one of the callers! Such was the power of conversation.