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Sloww Sunday Newsletter 035 (Oct 18, 2020) — Human Nature, Art of Asking a Question, Taking Life Less Seriously, & More
Sloww is your guide to awakening the art of living.
Each week, I synthesize a little more of the world’s wisdom and share it in Sloww Sunday.
Here’s your gateway to the good life.
1. Sloww Stuff
Alan Watts seems to be having a resurgence in the digital age. What’s all the hype about? Check out some of his top quotes of all-time and see for yourself.
PS: This week I also listened to Naval Ravikant’s latest podcast with Tim Ferriss and tweeted 25+ highlights you may enjoy. If you’re a Premium Member, don’t forget you have access to my ultimate synthesis of Naval Ravikant.
2. Film I’m Watching
📺 “Human Nature” Documentary
(95 mins | Netflix | PBS)
This should be required watching for humanity. It’s the most mind-blowing film I’ve seen lately. This documentary is about CRISPR. If you haven’t heard of it, don’t worry. The film uses great animations and explanations to give a fantastic introduction. Bonus: The 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was just awarded to Emmanuelle Charpentier & Jennifer Doudna who are featured in the film.
“Human Nature tells the story of CRISPR genome engineering with a gripping mix of science and heart. It gives audiences a front row seat to a technological revolution that could reshape our planet and humanity itself. As we embark on a global conversation about an uncertain future, this film is essential viewing.” — Jennifer Doudna
3. Teaching I’m Enjoying
🎧 The Art of Asking a Question
(9 mins | Rupert Spira on YouTube)
Are you familiar with Rupert Spira? He’s a spiritual teacher of the “direct path” or non-duality. I could listen to him talk for hours.
“The greatest discovery in life is to discover that our essential nature does not share the limits nor the destiny of the body and mind.” — Rupert Spira
4. Article I’m Reading
📖 9 Thinkers on Not Taking Existence too Seriously
(2 mins | Refine The Mind)
Just a quick reminder that we don’t really know anything about anything, so you may as well enjoy it!
“The cleverest of all, in my opinion, is the man who calls himself a fool at least once a month.” — Fyodor Dostoevsky
5. Quote I’m Contemplating
As you proceed through life, following your own path, birds will shit on you. Don’t bother to brush it off. Getting a comedic view of your situation gives you spiritual distance. Having a sense of humor saves you.— Joseph Campbell
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