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Sloww Sunday Newsletter 048 (Feb 7, 2021) — What is Sloww?, Multiple Intelligences, the Power of Perspective, & More
Sloww Sunday is a free newsletter delivering the latest from Sloww along with the most interesting things I came across last week.
☸️ I’m halfway through the book “SQ21: The Twenty-One Skills of Spiritual Intelligence” by Cindy Wigglesworth. It’s immediately obvious that Cindy is very well-versed in human development. A book summary is coming this week.
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I’ve been thinking about this question a lot lately. Sloww has evolved over the last few years, but everything is still rooted in the seed that started it. I’m also interested in hearing your thoughts: what does Sloww mean to you?
Sloww hit 300 posts! I’ve been creating 100-post recaps since the beginning—they have become one of the most useful ways I reflect on the natural evolution of my journey. Just browsing these topics gives you a sense of where Sloww has been, and where it may be headed.
🧠 What Does It Mean to Be Intelligent?
(43 mins | YouTube)
This recent video is a fantastic overview of Howard Gardner’s work in his own words. Gardner is well-known for this “theory of multiple intelligences” which includes eight types of intelligences:
He has also proposed “five minds”:
- The Disciplined Mind
- The Synthesizing Mind
- The Creating Mind
- The Respectful Mind
- The Ethical Mind
Which intelligence(s)/mind(s) are you?
“All human beings have these intelligences … but no two humans—not even identical twins—have exactly the same profile because even if we have the same genes we don’t have the same experiences.” — Howard Gardner
🌎 Powers of Ten
(9 mins | YouTube)
This 1977 film is a dose of perspective you’ll never forget.
“Powers of Ten takes us on an adventure in magnitudes. Starting at a picnic by the lakeside in Chicago, this famous film transports us to the outer edges of the universe. Every ten seconds we view the starting point from ten times farther out until our own galaxy is visible only as a speck of light among many others. Returning to Earth with breathtaking speed, we move inward—into the hand of the sleeping picnicker—with ten times more magnification every ten seconds. Our journey ends inside a proton of a carbon atom within a DNA molecule in a white blood cell.”
💭 Deep Quote
“‘I cannot live with myself any longer.’ This was the thought that kept repeating itself in my mind. Then suddenly I became aware of what a peculiar thought it was. ‘Am I one or two? If I cannot live with myself, there must be two of me: the ‘I’ and the ‘self’ that ‘I’ cannot live with.’ ‘Maybe,’ I thought, ‘only one of them is real.'” — Eckhart Tolle
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