I was happy to again attend the annual Wisdom 2.0 conference that took place in San Francisco in February. If you have not heard of Wisdom 2.0, it “explores living mindfully in the digital age.”
Wisdom 2.0 brings together leaders and entrepreneurs who are looking to balance mindfulness and technology in their worlds. The conference is a mix of folks from different backgrounds. From business people to yoga instructors and teachers to small business owners, this year’s conference brought together more than 2,500 people from over 24 countries.
This was my second year at the conference, and the one thing that all attendees share is a desire to create a positive social impact. You truly felt the positive energy as individuals shared their experiences and brought a conscious mindset to the room.
Wisdom offers a forum to learn, share and experience the benefits of conscious thought in everyday action. This year’s speakers included mindful leaders like Jon Kabot-Zin, Byron Katie, Dan Siegel and Sharon Salzberg, as well as CEOs like Josh Reeves of Gusto and Laurent Potdevin of Lululemon. Authors, including Glennon Doyle Melton who wrote Love Warrior and Dan Harris who wrote 10% Happier and singer/songwriter, Jewel, were there too, talking about how mindfulness has helped in their lives.
One afternoon I spent some time in the The Embodiment Lounge, sponsored by designer Eileen Fisher who is a fan of mindfulness in her life and in her clothing line. She also started LifeWork, a website that connects viewers with teachers, events, workshops, and other tools for mindful practices. Here’s the session I attended in the lounge with Jack Kornfield and Trudy Goodman.
Throughout March, LifeWork will be sharing video of workshops from the Embodiment Lounge, so be sure to check them out.
While there is a lot of new age spirit at Wisdom 2.0, you don’t have to be a meditation expert to understand the messages. We are all looking for ways to live our connected lives that is beneficial to our well-being and useful to the world.