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Sloww Sunday Newsletter 032 (Sept 20, 2020) — The Art of Flow, Searching for Light, 1000+ Views on the Meaning of Life, & 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
A detailed look at this new book that was released a few days ago. It’s a good gateway for those new to Naval.
Naval has read hundreds (or thousands) of books. These are some of his all-time favorites.
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2. Video I’m Watching
📺 Taoism & the Art of Flow — The Philosophy of Lao Tzu
(12 mins | Pursuit of Wonder on YouTube)
Apparently the Tao Te Ching is the most translated philosophical or religious book in history other than the Bible. This video is a nice intro to Lao Tzu, Taoism, Wu Wei, and more.
“Can you coax your mind from its wandering and keep to the original oneness? … Can you cleanse your inner vision until you see nothing but the light? Can you love people and lead them without imposing your will? Can you deal with the most vital matters by letting events take their course? Can you step back from you own mind and thus understand all things? … This is the supreme virtue.” — Lao Tzu (Stephen Mitchell translation)
3. Podcast I’m Enjoying
Radhanath Swami is a mystic, humanitarian, and author. His life story is absolutely fascinating. This wide-ranging conversation covers connection, unity, meaning, spirituality, and much more.
“When the heart and the head are harmonized, then we can really move in a beautiful direction in our life.” — Radhanath Swami
4. Website I’m Exploring
📖 1,000+ Perspectives on the Meaning of Life
I’m not quite sure how I stumbled upon this goldmine of a website. It has over 1,000 viewpoints on the meaning of life from spiritual leaders, mindfulness experts, great thinkers, and more.
“Welcome to the #1 Most Meaningful website on Earth!” — Nicolae Tanase
5. Quote I’m Contemplating
The truth is that the only education is self-education. Teachers can impart information and make suggestions, but they are like sign-posts … A sign-post is of no earthly use unless the person who consults it wants to go somewhere.— Robert Shafer (1921)
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