The Antidote to our Existential Helplessness

“Rather than feel impotent and useless, you must come to terms with the fact that as a human being you are infinitely powerful, and take responsibility for this tremendous power. Even our smallest actions have potential for great change, positively or negatively, and the way in which we all conduct ourselves within the world means something. You are anything but impotent, you are, in fact, exquisitely and frighteningly dynamic, as are we all, and with all respect you have an obligation to stand up and take responsibility for that potential. It is your most ordinary and urgent duty.”
Nick Cave

(via Jocelyn)

The Mind-Bending Physics of Time

How the Big Bang gave us time, explained by theoretical physicist.

A Way of Life

“… Beware of looking for goals: look for a way of life. Decide how you want to live and then see what you can do to make a living WITHIN that way of life.”
– Hunter S. Thompson

Read the full quote here.

Cat Flyer for Kindness

Cat Flyer for kindness. Good reminder. Download it. Spread it.

(via Chris)

The Fourth Dimension

Left–Right, Back–Forth, Up–Down. What’s the fourth dimension?

Magic Mushroom Funnel

This magic mushroom funnel put a smile on my face. Dig it.

The Nine Rules of Wile E. Coyote

“Chuck Jones, the brilliant animator who conceived of this most clever depiction of the banality and inevitability of repeated failure in the modern world, actually had “Rules” for the Coyote.”

The 1000 Deaths of Wile E. Coyote

Link Pack

The Prayer‘ is a super weird art-installation by artist Diemut Strebe, exploring the supernatural through artificial intelligence with a long-term experimental set up where a robot operates a talking mouth that is part of a computer system, creating and voicing prayers.

This scarf situation made me smile.

What are you reading?

A playlist of uplifting tracks, by School of life.

– “So how do you actually work with your mind and create things of value? What I’ve identified is three principles: doing fewer things, working at a natural pace, but obsessing over quality. That trio of properties better hits the sweet spot of how we’re actually wired and produces valuable meaningful work, but it’s sustainable.” The Digital Workplace Is Designed to Bring You Down

– And, if you have not been enchanted by this adventure — your life—what would do for you? “To Begin With The Sweet Grass“, by Mary Oliver

– Excellent read: The personal brand paradox, by Debbie Millman

– I’ll take two: Positive Vibes Blanket

– Intresting read: Tiktok’s enshittification

Finding Awe Amid Everyday Splendor. A new field of psychology has begun to quantify an age-old intuition: Feeling awe is good for us.

– Loving these tunes

– If you win the popular imagination, you change the game’: why we need new stories on climate

Erich Fromm’s 6 Rules of Listening

– As someone who is ready to meet my person, this story made my heart go pitter-patter: Jennifer Douglas was “avowedly anti-marriage” after her divorce; Kent Shell, too. Until she got down on one knee.

The Future is Inclusive. Agreed.

– Did you know CreativeMornings has a job board? Here are some positions that stood out to me: Danielle Laporte is hiring an Integrator, Who gives A Crap is hiring a Director of Growth Marketing and a Director of Media and Digital Marketing.

Build A Good Name

“Build a good name. Keep your name clean. Don’t make compromises, don’t worry about making a bunch of money or being successful…be concerned with doing good work and make the right choices and protect your work. And if you build a good name, eventually, that name will be its own currency.”
William S. Burroughs

What Could I Do?

Daniel Pink suggest a small language change in the way you think about a problem you’re trying to solve. So simple. So powerful.

Rebuilding Society on Meaning

Thank you Joe Edelman for sharing this thoughtful piece on rebuilding society on meaning! “If we want to make meaningful things, we have to measure meaning.”

Stock and Flow

…There are two kinds of quantities in the world. Stock is a static value: money in the bank or trees in the forest. Flow is a rate of change: fifteen dollars an hour or three thousand toothpicks a day. Easy. Too easy.

But I actually think stock and flow is a useful metaphor for media in the 21st century. Here’s what I mean:

Flow is the feed. It’s the posts and the tweets. It’s the stream of daily and sub-daily updates that reminds people you exist.

Stock is the durable stuff. It’s the content you produce that’s as interesting in two months (or two years) as it is today. It’s what people discover via search. It’s what spreads slowly but surely, building fans over time. …

Read the full article titled Stock and Flow

Chicken Magic Body Control

This made me laugh. I love chickens.

(Thank you Babs)

Virtual Insanity

Can’t believe how well this song holds up. I would love to see them live. Also, check out Cosmic Girl. So good!

Update: OMG, thanks to my friend Steve I now know how they filmed this:

How To Stop Crying?

This stopped me in my tracks. Wow.

The Black Sheep of the Family

“The so-called black sheep of the family are, in fact, hunters born of paths of liberation into the family tree.

The members of a tree who do not conform to the norms or traditions of the family system, those who since childhood have constantly sought to revolutionise beliefs, going against the paths marked by family traditions, those criticised, judged and even rejected, these are usually called to free the tree of repetitive stories that frustrate entire generations.

The black sheep, those who do not adapt, those who cry rebelliously, play a basic role within each family system, they repair, pick up and create new and unfold branches in the family tree.”

– Bert Hellinger

Full text here.

When People Talk, Listen Completely

“When people talk, listen completely. Don’t be thinking what you’re going to say. Most people never listen. Nor do they observe. You should be able to go into a room and when you come out, know everything that you saw there and not only that. If that room gave you any feeling you should know exactly what it was that gave you that feeling. Try that for practice.”
Ernest Hemingway

An Act of Faith

The Power of Social Environment

“Surround yourself with people where your desired behavior is the normal behavior.”
– James Clear

Critical Introductory Reading to Art + AI

Interesting article recommendations in this thread.

Magnet Button Tag

I am a huge fan of all things Various Keytags. Their new customizable magnetic button tag is making me squeal. So many ideas on what to create…

Think of Your Energy As Currency

Speech Bubble Mini Dishes

These Speech Bubble Mini Dishes by Martha Rich make me so happy.

Hania Rani

(Thank you Cengic)