“Revolutionary love is a well-spring of care, an awakening to the inherent dignity and beauty of others and the earth, a quieting of the ego, a way of moving through the world in relationship, asking: ‘What is your story? What is at stake? What is my part in your flourishing?’ Loving others, even our opponents, in this way has the power to sustain political, social and moral transformation. This is how love changes the world.”
— Valarie Kaur
Bookshop is an online bookstore with a mission to financially support local, independent bookstores. Here’s your alternative to buying books on Amazon! Yes, please!
“Here’s a quote from ultramarathoner Dick Collins: Decide before the race the conditions that will cause you to stop and drop out. You don’t want to be out there saying, ‘Well gee, my leg hurts, I’m a little dehydrated, I’m sleepy, I’m tired, and it’s cold and windy.’ And talk yourself into quitting. If you are making a decision based on how you feel at that moment, you will probably make the wrong decision.”
— Seth Godin, THE DIP
“The world needs our immediate presence.”
— Louise Penny, paraphrasing Miguel Cervantes
From How Time is On Your Side, by Bridget Watson Payne
Thank you body,
for teaching me how to love, me
for showing me my deepest depths
also my soft light
for holding me even when I am
kicking and screaming.
thank you body,
for giving me permission
and the courage
to keep showing up
to keep saying yes.
— Maribeth Helen Keane
“Do not ask your children
to strive for extraordinary lives.
Such striving may seem admirable,
but it is the way of foolishness.
Help them instead to find the wonder
and the marvel of an ordinary life.
Show them the joy of tasting
tomatoes, apples and pears.
Show them how to cry
when pets and people die.
Show them the infinite pleasure
in the touch of a hand.
And make the ordinary come alive for them.
The extraordinary will take care of itself.”
― William Martin
From the book: The Parent’s Tao Te Ching: Ancient Advice for Modern Parents
Yancey Strickler wrote a book and I can not wait to read it. The book’s main message is speaking to my heart, showing a vision for building a society that looks beyond money and toward maximizing the values that make life worth living. YES!
This animated video describes the six universal Principles of Persuasion that have been scientifically proven to make you most effective as reported in Dr. Cialdini’s groundbreaking book, Influence.
Activist: Portraits of Courage caught my attention. Love that quote especially.
This book caught my attention: How To Overcome your Childhood. Topics include:
– Emotional Inheritance (How emotional problems are handed down from parent to child)
– The Golden Child Syndrome (How too much love from our parents can be just as damaging as too little)
– Over-Achievement (How we compensate for emotional neglect through worldly success)
– Splitting (How we fail to reconcile between the good and bad aspects of our parents)
– Soothing (How we still require the kinds of affection we received as children)
– Becoming an Adult (How recognising our immaturity is the key to growth)
I spent most of yesterday reading this book, The Essential Guide to Propagating Houseplants by Caro Langton. And now all I want to do is make plant babies! How was your Sunday?
Small Pleasures is a book to guide us to the best of life’s small pleasures: everything from the distinctive delight of holding a child’s hand to the enjoyment of disagreeing with someone, to the joy of the evening sky; an intriguing, evocative mix of small pleasures that will heighten our senses and return us to the world with new-found excitement and enthusiasm.
The world needs this.
Mirrored ceilings and criss-crossed stairwells give this Chinese bookstore the feeling of an M.C. Escher Woodcut. Wow!
This new book by Farnam Street covers the first 9 mental models that we refer to as the General Thinking Concepts. A thorough understanding of these will improve the way you approach problems, consider opportunities, and make difficult decisions.
The Great Mental Models is a project by Farnam Street to help equalize opportunity in the world by making a high-quality education free and available to everyone.
Their newsletter is one of my favorites. Always super thoughtful and thought provoking. You can sign up here.
“By intentionally choosing to feel the elevated emotions of the heart rather than waiting for something outside of yourself to elicit those emotions, you become who you are truly meant to be—a heart-empowered individual.”
― Joe Dispenza
From the Book Becoming Supernatural
“The only way we can change our lives is to change our energy — to change the electromagnetic field we are constantly broadcasting. In other words, to change our state of being, we have to change how we think and how we feel.”
― Joe Dispenza
“I cannot pretend I am without fear. But my predominant feeling is one of gratitude. I have loved and been loved; I have been given much and I have given something in return; I have read and traveled and thought and written. I have had an intercourse with the world, the special intercourse of writers and readers. Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure.”
― Oliver Sacks
A book outlining 20 key emotional skills for the workplace created by The School of Life for Business.