The Internet has become humanity's invisible central nervous system, connecting us at the speed of thought. More people today have access to mobile phones than have access to clean drinking water. Yet the most important technology is still the one within us: our brain, body and consciousness.
A fast-paced career in the high-tech industry combined with a deep yoga and meditation practice has allowed Gopi Kallayil - Google's Chief Evangelist for Brand Marketing and one of the leading voices encouraging yoga and mindfulness in the workplace today - to integrate his inner and outer technologies to a remarkable degree. Wisdom from his yoga mat and meditation cushion guides his professional career, and his work life provides the perfect classroom to deepen his wisdom practice. The Internet to the Inner-Net guides the rest of us to do the same. In some three dozen wide-ranging, sometimes provocative essays, Gopi shares colourful insight into the successful Google culture and his experiments in conscious living. He offers insight, inspiration and rituals - including yoga, mindful eating and even napping - to help us access our own inner worlds.
In ffiive sections, Gopi lays out practices and perspectives that you can use starting right now to live with more purpose, fulfilment and joy, including:
- Log In: mindful ways of connecting and engaging
- Clear Out Your Inbox: shedding what doesn't serve you to make space for what does
- Optimize Your System: instructions for fine-tuning your priorities
- Just Google It: strategies for trusting the universe
- Thank You for Subscribing: a reminder to live with gratitude
If you're looking for grounded practical wisdom that might simultaneously help you become more creative, adaptable, enthusiastic, effective or resilient, you'll find it here.
Publisher: Hay House UK Ltd
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 20 mm
Gopi is one of a kind, an incredibly busy executive who knows and lives from a deep inner place. He shows in this exquisite book a path that marries the world of Doing (Actions, Results, Deadlines) and that of Being (Presence, Spaciousness, Connection). For those who want to be actively engaged in the world of business and commerce, and stay present and attuned while doing so, this book is for you. -- Soren Gordhamer, founder, Wisdom 2.0 movement The Internet to the Inner-Net is a book of wisdom, intelligence, compassion and wit ... Most importantly, it offers a beautiful, life-changing possibility to all. -- Jack Kornfield, bestselling author of A Path with Heart Reading this book, I was simultaneously laughing out loud and looking within, joyfully surprised by Gopi's ability to shift my perspective. The Internet to the Inner-Net speaks volumes about the way we live and work in our super-wired world and how we can optimize our connection to our own inner network of mind and soul. -- Mike Robbins, author of Nothing Changes Until You Do The Internet to the Inner-Net is a must-read handbook that leads you from the harried workaday to a place of gratitude, solemnity and joy. -- Laszlo Bock, Senior Vice President of People Operations at Google and New York Times bestselling author of Work Rules!