Inspiration! Roundup: The Thousand-Hand Boddhisattva, a Tickle or Sledgehammer, Moving Forward, and More!

This Week's "I want to go to there": A treehouse without the tree!
Photo by Arnold Dougelas.

Thousand-Hand Boddhisattva

This performance of the Thousand-hand Boddhisattva is impressive enough on its own (that precision!), and even moreso if you know that the dancers are all hard of hearing and the musicians playing for them are all blind.


Cue Sledgehammer
“If you’re open to learning, you get your life-lessons delivered as gently as the tickle of a feather. But if you’re defensive, if you stubbornly persist in being right instead of learning the lesson at hand, if you stop paying attention to the tickles, the nudges, the clues—boom! Sledgehammer.”
― Gay Hendricks (via Swiss Miss)
The Beer Can

I quite enjoyed reading this excerpt from a 1964 issue of The New Yorker lamenting progress as personified in the beer can. Not because of the excerpt itself, it's pretty douchey, but because of the analysis below the piece. It does a good job of pointing out the basic things to look for when discovering the bias in a text.

The Mechanics of Moving Forward

(Sometimes it's awkward.)

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Which is Worse?

"Which is worse... fear of failure or failure? Fear or fear of fear? Trying and failing or not trying at all? Speaking up and not being heard, or suffering in silence? Caring and losing, or not caring at all? Doing or wondering?"
-Seth Godin

Kanako Abe's Paper Art

I love the intricate papercut artwork by Kanako Abe!

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