How to have courage?
“I’m afraid of what people are saying about me behind my back. I’m afraid that when I’m an old man I will be too sick to move and nobody will visit me. I want to practice courage. Courage is caring but not having to care. Helping but not forcing. Saying no without being afraid of consequences. Doing your best every moment but letting go of the results. Being loving with no expectation of love. You become what you practice.”
Like to Stay Up Late? Different Neural Structures Found in the Brains of Night Owls
“Night owls make up around 20% of the population, with about 10% of us being larks–preferring to sleep early and rise early. As night owls find it difficult to get to sleep early, they tend to carry large amounts of sleep debt. In other words, they’re exhausted all the time.As a result, they tend to be larger consumers of caffeine and other stimulants, in order to counteract their sleep debt.”
Your Reality Is a Reflection of What You Believe You Deserve
“At the time I wasn’t able to see that what I had chosen was a reflection of my low self-worth. I felt like dirt and lived in it. As I started to look at self-love, and practice affirmations, yoga, and meditations in nature, it was like a light went on, mostly unconsciously, until the day came when I consciously realized: I deserve better. (…) Once you are aware of this, you can change it. Once you can see that you are sabotaging yourself, you can choose to deepen your spiritual practices. This will energize you and increase your faith, helping you take action, which always leads to a more fulfilling reality.”
Ted’s best for the week
John McWhorter: Txtng is killing language!
Does texting mean the end of good writing skills? John McWhorter says that there’s much more to texting — linguistically and culturally — than it seems, and it’s all good news. The famous linguist thinks about language in relation to race, politics and our shared cultural history. We all keep hearing about how technology is destroying our culture, fatigue our mind and ruin our culture, we hear it in almost every getting together. This talk reminds us something important, every generation leaves a change in life and while we are alive can we really say that it is good or bad. Does it really the technology, that we so easily target as the source of all wrongdoing, is to be blamed. In this talk we become see a different perspective we might want to take into consideration.
“[Texting] is a whole new way of writing that young people are developing, which they’re using alongside their ordinary writing skills… It’s an expansion of their linguistic repertoire.”
Person of the week! Steve Jobs, Genius Of Modern Age
Steven Paul, aka Steve, Jobs (1955-2011), is widely recognized as a charismatic pioneer of the personal computer revolution and for his influential career in the computer and consumer electronics fields, transforming “one industry after another, from computers and smartphones to music and movies”.
“There’s an old Wayne Gretzky quote that I love, – says Jobs at the end of his speech at the Macworld Conference and Expo in January 2007, – ‘I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.’ And we’ve always tried to do that at Apple. Since the very very beginning. And we always will.”