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Sloww Sunday Newsletter 070 (July 25, 2021) — Whole Brain Living, Meaning of Life, Seeing Sound, & More
Here’s the latest from Sloww along with the most interesting things I discovered last week.
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Happy learning and living!
🏔️ I published a short Twitter thread that’s a go-to guide to Abraham Maslow. This is a great place to start if you’re interested in the hierarchy of needs, self-actualization, and transcendence. It includes visuals as well as links to everything I’ve covered on Maslow to date.
📚 In Case You Missed It
Here are all the book summaries published so far this year:
🧠 The Secret to Using Your Whole Brain
(40 mins | YouTube)
It’s been 13 years since Jill Bolte Taylor delivered the first viral TED Talk titled “My Stroke of Insight.” What’s she been up to since then? I’m currently reading her new book “Whole Brain Living.” The unique combination of her personal experience (left hemisphere stroke survivor) and professional expertise (cellular neuroanatomist) makes for some incredible insights.
“Our left brain offers us our individuality, while our right brain connects us with the consciousness of not only the collective whole of humanity but the vast expansive consciousness of the universe.” — Jill Bolte Taylor
👶💀 Giving Meaning To The Time Between Your Birth And Death
(60 mins | YouTube)
A couple weeks ago, I mentioned the first episode of The Michael Singer Podcast—a new, free series of curated teaching sessions. Four of five episodes are now live! If you want to understand spirituality in the simplest way possible, these are hard to beat. The link above is episode 3, and the others are listed below. Transcripts are also available on Sounds True.
The Michael Singer Podcast:
“What is the meaning of life? Life. The meaning of life is the experience of life. If you are whole and complete and OK within yourself, you don’t have problems inside. Then you’re having experiences … You become greater by the experiences you have … You’re experiencing the moment that’s in front of you. That is the gift that life is giving you, period.” — Michael Singer
🤯 Cymatics: Science vs Music
(6 mins | YouTube)
Everything about this is 100% fascinating and mesmerizing. Cymatics is the study of sound and vibration made visible through matter (Wikipedia). You can think about it as “seeing sound” or “visualizing vibration.” If you are so awe-inspired that you want more, check out these videos: sand and water. Also, here’s a short video about how it works. Just imagine the possibilities for this in the future!
“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” — Nikola Tesla
💭 Deep Quote
“The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.” — Joseph Campbell
Someone else said something similar almost 2,000 years earlier:
“Follow your own nature, and follow Nature—along the road they share.” — Marcus Aurelius
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