What I found this week covers wide ground but all of them spark in me a sense of e x p a n d e d imagination. Enjoy!
1. Video: Man Barely Able to Stand Becomes an Inspiration to All. If you ever have a part of you that thinks you can’t do it, who tries to talk you into not even trying, who wants you to believe you don’t have the power to make a difference in your own life, take 5 minutes to watch this and get inspired.
2. NPR interview with Maurice Sendack. Maurice Sendcack, author of Where the Wild Things Are, among many other books, died this week. This NPR interview with him is entertaining as is this quote:
3. Video: Graffiti Fine Art – Official Extended Preview. What if the city you live in was covered with massively colorful graffiti mural art fusing street art with fine art? In Sao Paulo, Brazil this is happening. This 4+ minute video is a documentary style interview film of artists speaking about their perspective of what’s happening in Sao Paolo as well as an awesome tour of art that’s being created there.
4. Video: Bee Dancer: Bee Queen. Like bees? Like the bright buzzing energy they bring into your garden, life, and honey pot? Me too. Well, all I will say about this video is I have NEVER seen anything quite like this woman and her relationship with bees. I doubt you have either. Watch and see.
5. Book: A Path With Heart by Jack Kornfield. Lately I’ve been picking up and re-reading books that have touched me over the years. This is one of them. Jack is a wonderful teacher of heart-felt mindfulness who skillfully weaves stories into his teaching that make his points land in your memory. If you live in the Bay Area, I highly recommend going to Spirit Rock to one of his events. In this book he’s talking about living a meaningful life – one that has heart. It’s the sort of book that I want to underline just about every single line. Here’s a passage I read yesterday that stuck out as it applies to every decision we make, every moment of our lives.
Don Juan, in his teachings to Carlos Castaneda, put it this way:
Look at every path closely and deliberately. Try it as many times as you think necessary. Then ask yourself and yourself alone one question. This question is one that only a very old man asks. My benefactor told me about it once when I was young and my blood was too vigorous for me to understand it. Now I do understand it. I will tell you what it is: Does this path have heart? If it does, the path is good. If it doesn’t, it is of no use.
Happy Friday – may your path have heart!