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Sloww Sunday Newsletter 027 (August 16, 2020) — Finding Fulfilling Work, Spirituality + Science, & Richard Feynman’s Ode to a Flower
Sloww synthesizes the world’s wisdom to awaken the art of living.
In an age of information overload, Sloww Sunday is like a deep breath for your mind.
1. Sloww Stuff
🆕 The Money Middle Way: My Evolving Relationship from “Money Pay” to “Metapay” — Don’t miss this one! Over the last decade—and especially the last few years—I’ve noticed an emerging evolution in my relationship with money toward what I describe as the “money middle way.” This new post gives an overview of three phases:
Phase 1: A Non-Existent Relationship with Money (making money, but lacking purpose)
Phase 2: An Aversion Relationship with Money (living purposefully, but not making money)
Phase 3: A Healthy Relationship with Money (the middle way of purpose + byproducts of money & metapay)
2. Video I’m Watching
📺 How to Find Fulfilling Work
(5 mins | The School of Life on YouTube)
There’s a lot of this type of content out there these days. Most of it doesn’t match reality and isn’t practical. I found this video to be a refreshingly simple overview that aligns with my own real-world personal experience over the last few years.
“Financial panic too often kills all dialogue with the more authentic, passionate sides of one’s nature.” — The School of Life
3. Conversation I’m Enjoying
🎧 Neuroscientist David Eagleman with Mystic Sadhguru
(2 hrs | Sadhguru on YouTube)
I’m fascinated by the synthesis of spirituality + science, East + West, ancient + modern. We need many more conversations like this one. If you enjoy it, pair with these top Sadhguru quotes.
“Science and mysticism have a real meeting ground with the three words of ‘I don’t know.'” — David Eagleman
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4. Article I’m Reading
📖 Ode to a Flower: Richard Feynman’s Famous Monologue on Knowledge and Mystery
(1 min | Brain Pickings)
Short article and animated video featuring words from the Nobel-winning physicist Richard Feynman.
“The science knowledge only adds to the excitement, the mystery and the awe of a flower.” — Richard Feynman
5. Quote I’m Contemplating
What’s important now? After a moment of reflection I realized that until I knew what was important right now, what was important right now was to figure out what was important right now!— Greg McKeown, Essentialism
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