This TED talk is powerful! I have told many people lately about my concern that more and more of my clients and students are exhibiting struggles due to disorientation. Disorientation is simply when your perceptions tell you one thing and reality is something else. This disorientation that they are experiencing is not caused organically - like dyslexia or ADHD or sensory processing disorders - but it is mimicking the characteristics and the effects (both socially and academically).
My mantra at CenterPoint Learning Solutions and The Tutoring Center is INTENTION - do it with purpose. And the most powerful way to be intentional is to be present.
What Joseph Gordon-Levitt so powerfully shared in his TED talk is synonymous with the presence and focus that my clients develop when they go through a program. They learn how to be IN THE NOW and how to do it at will. It is a very powerful experience that they own and carry on through the rest of their lives.