Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Day 3 with Henry Sienkiewicz - Untangled (Trailer Promotion)

Video Presentation Day :)

Untangled: Contemplation And Entanglement
by Henry J. Sienkiewicz

Henry J. Sienkiewicz has served in multiple positions within the United States Federal Senior Executive Service since 2008. His previous commercial experience was as the founder and chief executive officer for Open Travel Software, an award-winning software developer focused on the global travel community, and in the chief information officer role at three technology companies.  He or his companies have been the recipient of multiple awards for innovations or achievement in the technology industry.  He retired as a United States Army Reserve lieutenant colonel in July 2008.
Henry holds a bachelor of arts from the University of Notre Dame and a master of science from Johns Hopkins University. He is also a graduate of the United States Army Command and General Staff College.
In 2006, he completed and published his first book, Centerlined, which dealt with interpersonal and organizational dynamics.
Henry resides in Alexandria, Virginia.
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Genre:  Practical Philosophy/Self-help
Publisher:  DogEar Publishing 
Release Date: April 2013

In a  social media-centric, Twitter-driven world we live, the complexity created by the entanglements has caused an overload Called a Walden for the Internet Age, Untangled draws from the rich traditions of both Eastern and Western philosophy to tease apart the hyper-connected web of the modern world and challenges the reader to recognize and embrace contemplation as a way cope. 

Through a highly approachable framework and the imagery of a journey through the heartland of Taiwan, Untangled provides the reader with the background of entanglement and contemplation, and identifies and discusses the three pillars of contemplation - silence, stillness and solitude.  The book closes with a series of actions that allow anyone to untangled through active contemplation in daily life. 

New Excerpt:

What Was Entangled?

Man is a knot, a web into which relationships are tied. Only these relationships matter.
—Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

In order to make camp, we had to go into our backpacks. We pulled out the entangled coils of rope. It took us a while to sort through the mess and figure out which rope was which. We had to identify each strand and slowly unwind each.

Our lives have similar strands, which we need to slowly unwind. To try to understand what entangles us, I use the model set forth by Shakti Gawain in Creating True Prosperity. Gawain used four categories which, for these purposes, I’m calling the ropes of entanglement: relationships, spiritual, physical, and career. As I outlined in Centerlined, we need to explore each of these in depth.
Relational ropes are the entanglements that we have with those around us—our families, our friends, our healthy relationships, our unhealthy relationships, our physical relationships, our virtual relationships.

Spiritual ropes are the entanglements that we form as we discover and explore our ontological nature. What do we believe in? Is there a God? What do we profess?
Physical ropes are the entanglements that we create as we strive for mental and physical well-being and fitness. They could be the illnesses we have; they could be the pains we carry. They can be our exercise regime.

Finally, career ropes are the entanglements that we find as we embrace our professions. Do our professions give us a sense of real achievement? Do our professions provide long-term value?
These ropes continually envelop us. They are not bad. They are not good. They simply are. They are simply a part of us, and we need to understand how we react to and embrace them. 

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