This blog was created to share as many real-world situations and stories from a variety of perspectives to illuminate the ways in which our ability to make mindful choices can be hijacked by letting our focus drift away from what matters most in the situation at hand.
Our lives are full of choices, some that we choose to make and others that we ignore or settle for the default option, usually set by others.
Many of our choices are driven by our need to avoid pain or to pursue pleasure. If not, they may be exercised to project or protect our image in society. Our visual mark represents a mindful choice (purple) as one that transcends our fear (red) and our greed (green) and our pride (blue). Much like happiness can be defined as the absence of suffering, a mindful choice can be defined as one that is devoid of fear, greed and ego.
“My vision is to enhance life on our planet by raising awareness of our hidden impulses, in a simple to learn, easy to apply and fun to follow manner. My commitment is to empower men and women to make better choices and achieve lasting happiness, without protracted struggles or huge personal crises.”
— Krishna Pendyala
Krishna Pendyala is an author, speaker and workshop leader. For over 20 years, he has worked with individuals and groups on personal development, and with organizations on growth and change management.
Originally from India, Krishna came to the US in 1984 and lives in Pittsburgh with his wife and two children. He earned degrees in engineering and educational media, started two multimedia companies, and until recently held the unusual title of Chief Operating Officer and Coach at a private wealth advisory firm — managing the firm’s operations while coaching some of the team members and clients.
“My vision is to enhance life on our planet by raising awareness of the ego, in a simple manner. My commitment is to empower men and women to make better choices and achieve lasting happiness, without protracted struggles or huge personal crises.”
Author of Beyond the PIG and the APE: Realizing Success & true Happiness