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The Enermazing Weekly Ticker (3)

Topic Of The Week 14th – 20th August 2011:  Extremes and Choice

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Have a happy weekend :)

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Extreme? >>> Asparagus 8-layer-cake

One link to five videos on “Happiness”

  • video 1: Dan Gilbert, author of “Stumbling on Happiness”, describes the human brain as an “experience simulator”
  • video 2: Nobel laureate and founder of behavioral economics Daniel Kahneman on the implications of how our “experiencing selves” and our “remembering selves” perceive happiness in different ways
  • video 3: Mihaly Czikszentmihalyi, best known for his work “Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience”, asks “What makes a life worth living?”
  • video 4: Psychologist Barry Schwartz questions whether freedom of choice makes us happier
  • video 5: Martin Seligman talks about “The 11th Reason to be Optimistic” 

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Post the story of your own small and big successes in the comments section. Next week it will be featured in this spot. Nobody posted a success story last week – be the first :)

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How do you make extremes meet?

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“Extremes meet, and there is no better example than the haughtiness of humility.”” Ralph Waldo Emerson

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What colour are you today? How does it make you feel?

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Without Extremes…

wood grown naturally in yin-yang shape

wood grown naturally in yin-yang shape

Without extremes

without extremes, no exchange.
without exchange, no motion.
without motion, no life.

without light, what would be dark?
without sorrow, what would be joy?
without fear, what would be safe?

without spirit, what would be matter?
without matter, what would exist?

without chaos, what would be structure?
without destroying, what could we create?

without need, what would we dream of?
without dreams, what would we do?
without action, what would change?
without change, what would have meaning?

without extremes, where would be balance?
without extremes, where would be choice?
without extremes, how could we grow?

black and white yin-yang symbol

yin and yang

Challenge yourself 

Write down pairs of extremes which rule your life. 

How do they help you in making decisions?

Where are your points of balance?

Focus on one pair of extremes at a time: What can you do right now to move closer to balance?

Enjoy the ride :-)

Maria

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Featured: “Save Somali Children from Hunger” – an eleven-year-old boy wants to raise $13 million

The East Africa Drought

drought

"drought" - not only a natural phenomenon, but also a state of deprivation of Heart and Mind

Compassion, choice, determination and action know no age restrictions. Andrew Adansi-Bonnah, 11, wants to raise $13 million for his cause. Read how a Ghana schoolboy launches solo famine fundraiser (Associated Press via yahoo.com), and the related article on modernghana.com.

UNHCR spokesperson Melissa Fleming: “We estimate that a quarter of Somalia’s 7.5 million population is now either internally displaced or living outside the country as refugees. The drought is compounded by prevailing violence in southern and central parts of the country.”

Source of the quote and more on the Horn of Africa famine and how you can help: http://www.unhcr.org/4e16da4d9.html

How do you choose to act?

Maria

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…Topic of the week: Extremes and Choice

The safest road to Hell is the gradual one — the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.- C. S. Lewis

cactus with a happy face

smile!

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Life: A Roller-Coaster or a Trolley Ride?

Topic Of The Week: Extremes & Choice

Do you sometimes dream of an easy, uncomplicated life, without conflicts and other problems? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the path to your dreams and goals were like a high-speed train and not a roller-coaster or a trolley in a maze?

Really? Always?

The Vekoma roller coaster Limit in the german Heide-Park

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