I’ve got some delightful enthusiasms for you this week. Enjoy! Jx
1. A quote I’m resonating with this week
I was reading an interview with the Dalai Lama a while back, and came across this quote. It really resonated with me (or me with it). Today is the second day of a 2-day workshop I’m running with Clarity Coaches Dorothy Kolomeisky and Robin Lockhart called ‘Resolving the Roots of Youth Violence’. We’re sharing the principles behind clarity with youth workers from the UK and around the world, and looking at how we can support them in making a difference to the young people they work with. Yesterday, we spent much of our time talking about the power of connection, realisation and insight. It seems to me that we may have our hands on the very thing the Dalai Lama is pointing to here:
“My main hope is eventually, in modern education field, introduce education about warm-heartedness, not based on religion, but based on common experience and a common sort of sense, and then scientific finding.”
2. The work you’re here to do
In this episode of the Thriving Coaches Podcast you will hear a brief recording of a FB Live broadcast I did called ‘The 5 Paradoxical Clues to Doing the Work You’re Here to Do’. I did this one evening from deep in the Leicestershire countryside while I was in the midst of a 3-day intensive with a client, and I had a lot of fun with it (as you’ll here). Enjoy!
3. This week’s glimpse of the future
I don’t know if you’ve heard of CRISPR, but if you haven’t, it’s one of the most important, lifesaving (and potentially dangerous?) technologies developed in a long time. CRISPR is a gene editing technology. It can be used to do somatic edits (where you change your genes) and what’s called germ-line edits (where you change your genes, and those of all your descendants). The future is now! Here’s a one-hour primer from Sam Harris and CRISPR co-creator Jennifer A. Doudna.
4. A brilliantly made and heart-rending documentary
I’m watching the excellent Netflix documentary, November 13 : Attack on Paris, about the ISIS attacks on people at the Bataclan concert, the national stadium and in various bars and cafes. The documentary tells the human stories of that night, and it’s incredibly moving. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLKBBaQLGo8
5. This week’s 3 minute miracle
I’ve spent the last month trying to think of the name of this band so I could share their songs with you. It’s Turin Brakes, and in this song, there’s a guitar break that sounds like it’s paying homage to Led Zeppelin and Stairway. Here’s Underdog (Save Me) https://youtu.be/Evn5DTVCbLk
That’s it for this week!
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