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Sloww Sunday Newsletter 031 (Sept 13, 2020) — Doing What You Want, Dharma Inquiry, Deep Thinking, & More
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
Did you know Maslow never put his hierarchy of needs into a pyramid? Perhaps it’s time for a redesign! The holarchy of needs is a whole new way to envision Maslow’s hierarchy of needs (pun intended).
2. Video I’m Watching
📺 Slomo: The Man Who Skated Right Off the Grid
(17 mins | The New York Times on YouTube)
This is fascinating on so many levels. I’ll let the amazing videography tell the story without giving too much away. Let’s just say that this story has it all: science, simplicity, spirituality, and more. All in all, Slomo reminds me of Maria Popova’s quote, “There are infinitely many kinds of beautiful lives.”
“How much of today promoted me spiritually, and how much of it promoted me financially?” — Slomo (John Kitchin)
3. Conversation I’m Enjoying
🎧 Dharma Inquiry — Daniel Schmachtenberger
(80 mins | The Stoa on YouTube)
This conversation further explores Daniel’s popular dharma inquiry article that lists useful questions to help people gain greater insight into their unique life path.
Dharma involves your being, doing, and becoming:
Mode of Being: “Take in the beauty of reality as it is fully”
Mode of Doing: “Add to the beauty of reality (protecting or creating)”
Mode of Becoming: “Develop yourself in both the modes of Being & Doing”
“Dharma, the way I hold it, roughly means: the path of right action; the path of greatest integrity; the path (of choices) that don’t create suffering and optimally helps heal it; the path that leads towards increasing wholeness, consciousness, health, and quality of life for all.” — Daniel Schmachtenberger
4. Article I’m Reading
📖 Deep Thinking In The Age of Distraction
(7 mins | Medium)
The title says it all. Some good quotes in this short read.
“The most thought-provoking thing in our thought-provoking time is that we are still not thinking.” — Martin Heidegger
5. Quote I’m Contemplating
PIPER Mindset: Persistent Incremental Progress Eternally Repeated— Chris Begg
(Paraphrasing Peter Kaufman’s “Dogged Incremental Progress Over A Long Period of Time”)
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