Monday, October 31, 2011

Happiness and Life - John Lennon

Monday, October 24, 2011

Chuck Close - Interview with Charlie Rose

I love what he says about limitations around the 20 minute mark.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Mirrors of Self - Ruth and Charque

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

You share more than you think with your mother and grandmother...

Did you know that when your grandmother was five months pregnant with your mother, the egg that would eventually become you was already present in your mother's womb?  That means, before your mother was even born, your mother, your grandmother and you all shared the same biological environment.  Whatever intense feelings (grief, trauma, etc.) affected your grandmother likely affected your mother and you.  

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Heart and Path - Mark Nepo

Heart of stone

It takes six million grains of pollen to seed one peony, and salmon need a lifetime of swimming to find their way home, so we mustn't be alarmed or discouraged when it takes us years to find love or years to understand our calling in life.

Everything in nature is given some form of resilience by which it can rehearse finding its way, so that, when it doesn't, it is practiced and ready to seize its moment.  This includes us.

When things don't work out - when loves unexpectedly end or careers stop unfolding - it can be painful and sad, but refusing this larger picture keeps us from finding our resilience.  Then, sadness can turn into discouragement, and pain can spoil into despair.

As the many grains of pollen birth the one flower and the many eggs spawned birth the one fish, each person we love and each dream we try to give life to brings us closer to the mystery of being alive.  So, we must try as many times as necessary until our many loves become the one love, until our many dreams become the one dream, until heart and path feel the same.

~ from The Book of Awakening

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Radical Abundance: David Korten Presentation

This is a long-ish and very inspiring lecture.  If you don't have a lot of time, just listen to the first 15 minutes or so.  It might just pull you in.  :)

Friday, October 14, 2011

Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.

~Howard Thurman

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Dalai Lama - What Surprises Him the Most...

Monday, October 10, 2011

Overcoming - Helen Keller

Friday, October 07, 2011

Rule Breakers - Think Different

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Quote from Steve Jobs - 2005 Stanford Commencement

“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
Steve Jobs, commencement address, Stanford University 2005.