The author says that your ability to survive and thrive in new the worlds depends on six “essential aptitudes”:
1. Design (beyond function)
2. Story (beyond argument)
3. Symphony (beyond focus)
4. Empathy (beyond logic)
5. Play (beyond seriousness)
6. Meaning (beyond accumulation) Continue reading Book Giveaway #76: A Whole New Mind
Our consciousness is a fundamental aspect of our existence, says philosopher David Chalmers: “There’s nothing we know about more directly…. but at the same time it’s the most mysterious phenomenon in the universe.” He shares some ways to think about the movie playing in our heads.
I totally identify with the speaker. I struggle to even BEGIN conversation on consciousness because people jump to analysis and theories DRIVEN BY RUSH OF MIND and not consciousness. Continue reading TED Talk of the Day #019: How do you explain consciousness?
EXTRAORDINARY EFFORTS has three components:
1. Actions that move you closer to your ideal results.
2. Actions that will most likely take you out of your comfort zone.
3. Consistent effort over an extended period of time (regardless of your results along the way). Continue reading Book Giveaway #74: The Miracle Equation
“I became intrigued by people who had unearthed their true calling, or at least those who were willing to try. Those who fought with the seduction of money, intensity, and novelty, but overcame their allure. THOSE WHO BROKE AWAY FROM THE CHORUS TO LEARN THE SOUND OF THEIR OWN VOICE.” Continue reading Book Giveaway #73: What Should I Do with My Life?
A forest is much more than what you see,” says ecologist Suzanne Simard. Her 30 years of research in Canadian forests have led to an astounding discovery — trees talk, often and over vast distances. Learn more about the harmonious yet complicated social lives of trees and prepare to see the natural world with new eyes. Continue reading TED Talk of the Day #16: How Trees Talk to Each Other
Many of us are talking about ills of modern society, current economic paradigms like capitalism and even some of the contemporary technologies and industries. To tackle a problem as large as climate change, we need both science and Indigenous wisdom, says environmental activist Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim. In this engaging talk, she shares how her nomadic community in Chad is working closely with scientists to restore endangered ecosystems — and offers lessons on how to create more resilient communities. Continue reading TED Talk of the Day #015: Indigenous wisdom should be at the heart of climate activism
“Once YOU LET THAT CONSCIOUS VOICE take over your life, THAT DEEP WISDOM THAT IS QUITE AWARE and knows what’s right for you, then you will discover your greatness. It’s an invisible force that lies deep within you., the person you know you really are. IT IS THE PERSON that most of us never let the other people see.” Continue reading Book Giveaway #67: Who Says You Can’t Do?
New Yorker cartoonist Liza Donnelly shares a portfolio of her wise and funny cartoons about modern life — and talks about how humor can empower women to change the rules.
The COVID-19 pandemic is getting more and more chaotic. What can we do with the extra time we are getting?
Well, when the speaker had chaos in her life, she discovered Cartooning. Continue reading TED Talk of the Day #007: Drawing on humor for change
“The great artists show us how we can leverage our creative dilemmas to realize BREAKTHROUGHS not only in art but also in lives. Creative dilemmas are sources of INNOVATIVE breakthroughs in art as well as in life.” Continue reading Book Giveaway #65: Becoming A Life Change Artist
Please DO NOT RUSH TO A GURU. You need to first make your own independent efforts. He says:
“Start preparing yourself in the first instance. Awake, balance your mind and heart, determine your goal as a balanced person, you will surely come across a master.”
This book explains the human nature and the spiritual process in most simple terms. In easy conversational tone, it seems, the author is directly talking to you. Time to begin THE REAL JOURNEY of life? Continue reading Book Giveaway #62: Rise To The Dawn