This morning I woke up and remembered this interview with the remarkable Anand Giridharadas, which I was lucky enough to see live at the House of Beautiful Business in 2018. Well worth a listen if you haven’t yet.
A wonderful listen all around.
Esther Perel on the lifelong art of feeling worthy of wanting and worthy of receiving.
“The size of your dreams must always exceed your current capacity to achieve them. If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.”
― Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
In this six-minute time lapse video, you can watch a single cell grow into an alpine newt salamander.
Big thanks to Kevin Kelly for sharing Am I Part of The Problem? It’s an interactive (and empathic) tool that will walk you through how to apologize. Kevin also describes in his post: “It also helps you understand the difference between intent and impact and the different ways you can make amends — direct, indirect or by example. It’s not designed to make you feel better about yourself, but instead is a useful practice in accountability.”
“The most regretful people on earth are those who felt the call to creative work, who felt their own creative power restive and uprising, and gave to it neither power nor time.”
— Mary Oliver
Amanda Gorman took my breath away during today’s inauguration.
I cried my eyes out when Kamala Harris was sworn in. Madame Vice President! What a moment!
“That moment of waking is an incredible opportunity, and it’s quite a tragedy if you go straight to your to-do list.”
– David Whyte
As individuals, if we want to be creative, we need to give ourselves space to play and experiment without a set agenda. Amos Tversky famously said that the secret to doing good work is being a little unemployed so you always have hours in the day to waste as you wish. During that wasted time, you’ll likely have your best, most creative ideas.
“Life isn’t about finding yourself.
Life is about creating yourself.”
— George Bernard Shaw
For my German speaking followers: I just remembered this gem from Loriot. So delightful. Weirdly appropriate for 2020.
In one sentence:
What do you wish someone had told you when you were a kid?
— Orange Book 🍊📖 (@orangebook_) November 27, 2020
Click through for the responses on this thread.
My response was: Your body will tell you what is right for you and what is not. (Jobs, friends, homes, … really anything) It all comes down to resonance.