I have stopped moving for a bit, and with it, a plethora of pages in the sketchbook has to come to life, computer models, small-scale prototypes and plans all have to come together. it is interesting with the front end of innovation or invention. the team is usually one person who has to lay out the vision and idea, then the team grows to between 5-7 per project. my compadre in Switzerland mentioned google believes a team should be 5. I don’t know where they came up with that data, but through real experience, I agree.
so here I am in the next month, meetings in the city and the rest of the time, I have to force myself to write, design, computer model and then balance out prayer/meditation with exercise. what I will say and remember about being on the road is you really get beat up with your normal routine vs what is available to you in the various places, countries, and cultures.
what I have is four projects that if you looked at them, don’t resemble the same thing, yet the technology and control system structures allow us to work in the land of plants and people – how to get the maximum growth from each, albeit with slightly different tactics. it makes sense to me, but for the folks that really have no clue what we are doing, it might sound odd.
my cousin asked me about one such project. it was ironic that his brother was mentioning his desire to go out into nature and be with nature on a ranch or a cattle drive. when I explained the project they said, “people will pay to do that?” I replied, “not too many will go off into nature to be with themselves, but with all the instant gratification of the 1st world, people forgot how to “be” in stillness with themselves.”
as I type that, I realize how terrified people are of looking inside themselves to get beyond the fears and layers of “stuff” they or the world put on or inside their hearts and minds. “yes, you would be amazed how many people are hurting inside and how many are taking some sort of a pill or medicine to somehow keep a feeling of being in, “control”
what all this means is I am at peace with what might be a stage or a series of steps people can have a choice to go through for inner fitness growth and technology.
what I wonder about is how many people will use it as a crutch of sorts. it is like when I go to a church or spiritual space. I see many who seem to be stuck in the land of checking the boxes of “I was here” and think it is growing. that is where it gets weird with people and change. I am not supposed to look at someone and judge them, yet, it is hard to sometimes not look at someone and think, “what is keeping them stuck in the same place?”
to get that answer, all you have to do is look inside yourself. if you have lived and tried, you will then be able to get a bit of empathy and understanding for their journey, as you have been there at some time yourself.
have a great day. I am waiting in a café, post brainstorm for a friend to bring some homemade Lebanese grape leaves. what is cool is he is going to teach me how to make them too! always keep learning something new each day.