The greatest challenge is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

The more we share the more we have."





"The miracle is this: the more we share the more we have

~ Leonard Nimoy





"The miracle is this: the more we share the more we have." ~ Leonard 

Priorities abd a bakanced life




Work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back.

The other four balls – family, health, friends, integrity – are made of glass.

If you drop one of these, it will be irrevocably scuffed, nicked, perhaps even shattered.

~ Gary Keller, The One Thing

Thursday, January 17, 2019

The Significance of Philosophy - Isaiah Berlin and Bryan Magee Clips


  

The Significance of Philosophy - Isaiah Berlin abd  Bryan Magee Clips

 via




A Conversation with Bertrand Russell (1952)



  

A Conversation with Bertrand Russell (1952)

Romney Wheeler interviews British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, and social critic Bertrand Russell at Russell's home in Surrey, England.

 ───► See more on the Authors Playlist:

 https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list... 

Patreon https://www.patreon.com/Manufacturing... 





Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Face To Face | Carl Gustav Jung (1959) HQ


  

Face To Face  |  Carl Gustav Jung (1959) HQ

John Freeman interviews Professor Jung at his home in Switzerland.

(Theme music: excerpt from Les Francs-Juges by Berlioz)






There is a three hour interview done in 1957 by Dr. Richard Evans, released in a 77 minute version as "Jung on Film".



BUT the complete three hours was available as a DVD-Rom : "Great minds of the 20th century : Dr. Carl Jung", by Penn State Media Sales.



Out of print. Penn State no longer holds the rights. These libraries have it: 1. Dun Laoghaire Institute Art Design and Technology, Dublin Ireland. 2. University of Scranton, Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Memorial Library, Scranton, PA. 3. North Hennepin Community College Library, Brooklyn Park, MN 55445 United States. Content: Film no --6: Fundamental concepts / Personality organization Film no --7: Motivation ; Meetings with Einstein, Rorschach, Toynbee ; Psychosomatic medicine ; Tranquilizers Film no --8: Summary and historical development of major ideas. Is someone able to make a copy or alternatively post the 3 hours directly to youtube? (Though there could be copyright issues for what should be educational material)


79
















































Sunday, January 6, 2019

Imagine A Better World



"We have to imagine the kind of world we want and then work to create it."

- David Suzuki




Saturday, January 5, 2019

Words of wisdom from Rachel Carson.







Some beautiful words of wisdom from Rachel Carson.

 


  

Some os Nature's most ezquisite handiwork is on a miniature scale, as ahyone knows who has applied a magnifying glass to a snowflake.



 
 
Rachel Carson/Quotes
 
 
Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.

The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction.

In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth.

It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know the sense of wonder and humility.

Only within the moment of time represented by the present century has one species -- man -- acquired significant power to alter the nature of the world.


As crude a weapon as the cave man’s club, the chemical barrage has been hurled against the fabric of life.


For the sense of smell, almost more than any other, has the power to recall memories and it is a pity that you use it so little.


  • “The most alarming of all man's assaults upon the environment is the contamination of air, earth, rivers, and sea with dangerous and even lethal materials. This pollution is for the most part irrecoverable; the chain of evil it initiates not only in the world that must support life but in living tissues is for the most part irreversible. In this now universal contamination of the environment, chemicals are the sinister and little-recognized partners of radiation in changing the very nature of the world-the very nature of its life.”
    -- Rachel Carson
     
  • “Why should we tolerate a diet of weak poisons, a home in insipid surroundings, a circle of acquaintances who are not quite our enemies, the noise of motors with just enough relief to prevent insanity? Who would want to live in a world which is just not quite fatal?”
    -- Rachel Carson
     
  • “The lasting pleasures of contact with the natural world are not reserved for scientists but are available to anyone who will place himself under the influence of earth, sea and sky and their amazing life.”
    -- Rachel Carson
     
  • “A rainy day is the perfect time for a walk in the woods.”
    -- Rachel Carson
     
  • “It is not half so important to know as to feel.”
    -- Rachel Carson
  • “Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.”
    -- Rachel Carson
     
  • “Eventually man, too, found his way back to the sea. Standing on its shores, he must have looked out upon it with wonder and curiosity, compounded with an unconscious recognition of his lineage. He could not physically re-enter the ocean as the seals and whales had done. But over the centuries, with all the skill and ingenuity and reasoning powers of his mind, he has sought to explore and investigate even its most remote parts, so that he might re-enter it mentally and imaginatively.”
    -- Rachel Carson
     
  • “There is no drop of water in the ocean, not even in the deepest parts of the abyss, that does not know and respond to the mysterious forces that create the tide.”
    -- Rachel Carson
     
  • “The human race is challenged more than ever before to demonstrate our mastery, not over nature but of ourselves.”
    -- Rachel Carson
     
  • “To stand at the edge of the sea, to sense the ebb and flow of the tides, to feel the breath of a mist moving over a great salt marsh, to watch the flight of shore birds that have swept up and down the surf lines of the continents for untold thousands of years, to see the running of the old eels and the young shad to the sea, is to have knowledge of things that are as nearly eternal as any earthly life can be.”
    -- Rachel Carson
     
  • “Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature -- the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.”
    -- Rachel Carson
     
  • “The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction.”
    -- Rachel Carson
     
  • “It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know the sense of wonder and humility.”
    -- Rachel Carson
     
  • “The discipline of the writer is to learn to be still and listen to what his subject has to tell him.”
    -- Rachel Carson
     
  • “I like to define biology as the history of the earth and all its life - past, present, and future.”
    -- Rachel Carson
     
  • “As crude a weapon as a cave man's club, the chemical barrage has been hurled against the fabric of life.”
    -- Rachel Carson
     
  • “Now I truly believe that we in this generation must come to terms with nature, and I think we're challenged, as mankind has never been challenged before, to prove our maturity and our mastery, not of nature but of ourselves.”
    -- Rachel Carson
     
  • “But man is a part of nature, and his war against nature is inevitably a war against himself.”
    -- Rachel Carson
     
  • “The question is whether any civilization can wage relentless war on life without destroying itself, and without losing the right to be called civilized.”
    -- Rachel Carson
     
  • “If I had influence with the good fairy who is supposed to preside over the christening of all children I should ask that her gift to each child in the world be a sense of wonder so indestructible that it would last throughout life, as an unfailing antidote against the boredom and disenchantments of later years, the sterile preoccupation with things artificial, the alienation from the sources of our strength.”
    -- Rachel Carson
     
  • “The edge of the sea is a strange and beautiful place.”
    -- Rachel Carson
     
  • “One way to open your eyes is to ask yourself, "What if I had never seen this before? What if I knew i would never see it again?”
    -- Rachel Carson
     
  • “Why would anyone believe it is possible to lay down such barrage of poisons on the surface of the earth without making it unfit for all life? They should not be called insecticides, but biocides.”
    -- Rachel Carson
     
  • “The most alarming of all man's assaults upon the environment is the contamination of air, earth, rivers, and sea with dangerous and even lethal materials.”
    -- Rachel Carson
     
  • “The 'control of nature' is a phrase conceived in arrogance, born of the Neanderthal age of biology and philosophy, when it was supposed that nature exists for the convenience of man.”
    -- Rachel Carson
     
  • “Only within the moment of time represented by the present century has one species -- man -- acquired significant power to alter the nature of the world.”
    -- Rachel Carson
     
  • “For the first time in the history of the world, every human being is now subjected to contact with dangerous chemicals, from the moment of conception until death.”
    -- Rachel Carson
     
  • “We urgently need an end to these false assurances, to the sugar coating of unpalatable facts. It is the public that is being asked to assume the risks that the insect controllers calculate. The public must decide whether it wishes to continue on the present road, and it can do so only when in full possession of the facts.”
    -- Rachel Carson
     
  • “Those who love and free nature are never alone.”
    -- Rachel Carson
     
  • “I am always more interested in what I am about to do than what I have already done.”
    -- Rachel Carson 
     
  • “Knowing what I do, there would be no future peace for me if I kept silent.”
    -- Rachel Carson
     
  • “We stand now where two roads diverge. But unlike the roads in Robert Frost's familiar poem, they are not equally fair. The road we have long been traveling is deceptively easy, a smooth superhighway on which we progress with great speed, but at its end lies disaster. The other fork of the road-the one "less traveled by"-offers our last, our only chance to reach a destination that assures the preservation of the earth.”
    -- Rachel Carson
     
  • “It is also an era dominated by industry, in which the right to make a dollar at whatever cost is seldom challenged.”
    -- Rachel Carson
     
  • “It is a curious situation that the sea, from which life first arose, should now be threatened by the activities of one form of that life. But the sea, though changed in a sinister way, will continue to exist: the threat is rather to life itself.”
    -- Rachel Carson
     
  • “A Who's Who of pesticides is therefore of concern to us all. If we are going to live so intimately with these chemicals eating and drinking them, taking them into the very marrow of our bones - we had better know something about their nature and their power.”
    -- Rachel Carson
     
  • “As crude a weapon as the cave man's club, the chemical barrage has been hurled against the fabric of life - a fabric on the one hand delicate and destructible, on the other miraculously tough and resilient, and capable of striking back in unexpected ways. These extraordinary capacities of life have been ignored by the practitioners of chemical control who have brought to their task no "high-minded orientation," no humility before the vast forces with which they tamper.”
    -- Rachel Carson
     
  • “We cannot have peace among men whose hearts find delight in killing any living creature.”
    -- Rachel Carson
     
  • “It is ironic to think that man might determine his own future by something so seemingly trivial as the choice of an insect spray.”
    -- Rachel Carson
     
  • “In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth.”
    -- Rachel Carson
     
  • “I sincerely believe that for the child, and for the parent seeking to guide him, it is not half so important to 'know' as to 'feel'.”
    -- Rachel Carson
     
  • “Beginnings are apt to be shadowy.”
    -- Rachel Carson 
     
  • “Short version: For the child. . ., it is not half so important to know as to feel. If facts are the seeds that later produce knowledge and wisdom, then the emotions and the impressions of the senses are the fertile soil in which the seeds must grow. . . . It is more important to pave the way for a child to want to know than to put him on a diet of facts that he is not ready to assimilate.”
    -- Rachel Carson
     
  • “A child's world is fresh and new and beautiful, full of wonder and excitement. It is our misfortune that for most of us that clear-eyed vision, that true instinct for what is beautiful, is dimmed and even lost before we reach adulthood.”
    -- Rachel Carson
     
  • “Over increasingly large areas of the United States, spring now comes unheralded by the return of the birds, and the early mornings are strangely silent where once they were filled with the beauty of bird song.”
    -- Rachel Carson
     
  • “Those who dwell, as scientists or laymen, among the beauties and mysteries of the earth, are never alone or weary of life.”
    -- Rachel Carson
     
  • “For all at last return to the sea- to Oceanus, the ocean river, like the ever-flowing stream of time, the beginning and the end.”
    -- Rachel Carson
     
  • “In nature nothing exists alone.”
    -- Rachel Carson
     
  • “To the bird watcher, the suburbanite who derives joy from birds in his garden, the hunter, the fisherman or the explorer of wild regions, anything that destroys the wildlife of an area for even a single year has deprived him of pleasure to which he has a legitimate right. This is a valid point of view.”
    -- Rachel Carson
     
  • “This is an era of specialists, each of whom sees his own problem and is unaware of or intolerant of the larger frame into which it fits.”
    -- Rachel Carson
     
  • “The beauty of the living world I was trying to save has always been uppermost in my mind - that, and anger at the senseless, brutish things that were being done. . . . Now I can believe I have at least helped a little.”
    -- Rachel Carson
     
  • “Any concept of biology is not only sterile and profitless, it is distorted and untrue, if it puts its primary focus on unnatural conditions rather than on those vast forces not of man's making that shape and channel the nature and direction of life.”
    -- Rachel Carson
     
  • “But most of all I shall remember the monarchs, that unhurried westward drift of one small winged form after another, each drawn by some invisible force.”
    -- Rachel Carson
     
  • “The obligation to endure gives us the right to know.”
    -- Rachel Carson
     
  • “I like to define biology as the history of the earth and all its life past, present, and future. To understand biology is to understand that all life is linked to the earth from which it came; it is to understand that the stream of life, flowing out of the dim past into the uncertain future, is in reality a unified force, though composed of an infinite number and variety of separate lives.”
    -- Rachel Carson
     
  • “The real wealth of the Nation lies in the resources of the earth soil, water, forests, minerals, and wildlife. To utilize them for present needs while insuring their preservation for future generations requires a delicately balanced and continuing program, based on the most extensive research. Their administration is not properly, and cannot be, a matter of politics.”
    -- Rachel Carson
     
  • “We have been troubled about the world, and had almost lost faith in man; it helps to think about the long history of the earth, and of how life came to be. And when we think in terms of millions of years, we are not so impatient that our own problems be solved tomorrow.”
    -- Rachel Carson
     
  • “We are not truly civilized if we concern ourselves only with the relation of man to man. What is important is the relation of man to all life.”
    -- Rachel Carson
     
  • “Wonder and humility are wholesome emotions and they do not exist side by side with a lust for destruction.”
    -- Rachel Carson
     
  • “It was a spring without voices. On the mornings that had once throbbed with the dawn chorus of robins, catbirds, doves, jays, wrens, and scores of other bird voices there was now no sound; only silence lay over the fields and woods and marsh... Even the streams were now lifeless... No witchcraft, no enemy action had silenced the rebirth of new life in this stricken world. The people had done it themselves...”
    -- Rachel Carson
     
  • “The aim of science is to discover and illuminate truth. And that, I take it, is the aim of literature, whether biography or history or fiction. It seems to me, then, that there can be no separate literature of science.”
    -- Rachel Carson
     


  • “Science is part of the reality of living; it is the what, the how, and the why of everything in our experience.”
    -- Rachel Carson
     
  • “Nothing is wasted in the sea; every particle of material is used over and over again, first by one creature, then by another. And when in spring the waters are deeply stirred, the warm bottom water brings to the surface a rich supply of minerals, ready for use by new forms of life.”
    -- Rachel Carson
     
  • “Have we fallen into a mesmerized state that makes us accept as inevitable that which is inferior or detrimental, as though having lost the will or the vision to demand that which is good?”
    -- Rachel Carson











Zubin Mehta and Khatia Buniatishvili With the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra


  

Zubin Mehta and Khatia Buniatishvili  with the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra






Friday, January 4, 2019

Chet Atkins and George Benson- "Help Me Make It Through The Night" (Merv Grffin)


 
Chet Atkins and George Benson- "Help Me Make It Through The Night"

 (Merv Griffin)  


via @YouTube




Miles Davis according to Herbie Hancock


  

Miles Davis according to Herbie Hancock  




Hey, everybody! Now that the option "Allow viewers to contribute subtitles and closed captions" was activated, everyone can help us to share these words of wisdom with the whole world!! =)



via @YouTube




Sunday, December 30, 2018

How To Stop Putting Pressure On Yourself



Visit our other Verywell sites:


Stress Management Management Techniques
How To Stop Putting Pressure On Yourself
Cut Down On Self-Imposed Stress

By Elizabeth Scott, MS
Updated August 01, 2018







 



We face enough stress in life without putting more on ourselves, but that's exactly what many of us do, in one way or another, sometimes without even realizing it. The first step toward easing off of yourself is to realize when you might be making things harder on yourself unnecessarily. Without blaming yourself for this common practice, why not learn what you can do to stop the self-sabotage and be your own strongest ally in stress relief? Here are some of the best ways to make the most of your life and cut down on self-imposed stress.

1
Understand The Difference Between High Achievement and Perfectionism Adrian Weinbrecht/Getty Images


Many people slip into perfectionistic habits, not realizing that there is a better way to do their best without beating themselves along the way. Many perfectionists, on some level, believe that they need to attain perfection or they have failed; this belief can not only lead to stress, it can actually lead to less success than the attitude of a regular high-achiever! An important first step is to recognize the difference between perfectionism and high-achievement and really understand why perfectionism is more a form of self-sabotage than an asset. When it comes to stress, "do your best" is better than "be perfect," and in the long run, it's healthier as well. If you find yourself emotionally "holding onto" mistakes you've made, noticing more of what you've done wrong than what you've gotten right, and getting anxious when you do a good-but-not-perfect job, be aware that there is a better way. Here's how to find it.


2
Find Balance Between Being A Hard Worker and Having a Type A Personality Guido Mieth/Getty Images


Working hard can lead to less stress if it translates into greater resources and a sense of accomplishment, but "Type A" behavior, which can be associated with an extreme version of a strong work ethic, can be hard on your mental and physical health, as well as your relationships. "Type A" people tend to experience health issues to a greater degree than the average enthusiastic and balanced hard workers, and can engage in behaviors that are less than healthy as well. You may not be able to change your personality, but you can soften the edges and shift your focus toward being more relaxed, and that can make all the difference. Learn more about "Type A" traits.


3
Draw The Line Between Leading A Full Life And Being Overwhelmed Andy Ryan/Getty Images


Leading a full life is great, but if you don't live a balanced life, you can feel too stressed, too much of the time. How can you draw the line between being excitedly busy and overwhelmed? You can start by paying attention to how you feel at the end of the day, at the end of a weekend (when you're about to start a new week with new challenges), and taking a careful look at your life to see if you have enough time for nurturing relationships, engaging in regular exercise, getting enough sleep, and maintaining other self-care activities on a regular basis. Taking care of yourself is essential for stress management, and no other goals should be put above it, or you won't be able to reach those goals as effectively--exhausted people lose momentum eventually. Here's what you can do to maintain greater lifestyle balance.


4
Think Like An Optimistic Realist Rather Than A Pessimist Yagi Studio/Getty Images


Many people are afraid of positive thinking, likening it to a mental trick where you ignore important problems or valuable cues in life, and eventually make mistakes that bring even more stress. Actually, realistic positive thinking (focusing on the positive without completely ignoring and failing to address issues that require a response) can help you to be more effective in your life, and less stressed along the way. One of the best positive thinking strategies you can adopt is optimistic thinking, which is a specific pattern of thinking that allows you to focus your attention on the accomplishments that maximize your confidence and allow you to do your best in the future. Learn to think like an optimist, and find out why this is a great idea.

5
Allow Yourself To Feel, Then Feel Better peter zelei/Getty Images


You may have heard that it's not healthy to "stuff your emotions"--to deny you feel the way you feel. This is true. While it is important to find a balance between acknowledging your emotions and engaging in rumination, remaining in denial is not healthy either. A more effective way to help yourself through stressful times is to become more aware of how you feel and why by journaling, talking things out with a close friend, or talking to a therapist if necessary, and then working toward engaging in activities that will give you a healthy emotional lift and moving on. Here are some activities that can help you feel better emotionally.

6
Accept Your Weaknesses, And Everyone Else's Hero Images/Getty Images


You may have known by the title of this article that a great way to relieve stress is to simply ease up on yourself--give yourself a break. You can also relieve stress by giving everyone else a break as well--don't take things as personally, don't hold onto grudges, and try to see the best in people by understanding how things may feel from their perspective. Learn to forgive yourself and others for past mistakes. There are many effective ways to do this, but the loving-kindness meditation is one that incorporates the highly effective stress management tool of meditation in a way that helps lift your mood and help you relax. Learn how loving-kindness meditation works.



There are many ways to create more stress for yourself than life already has. There are also so many strategies for minimizing stress for yourself and those around you. These strategies should help you to move in the right direction. Enjoy!




Souce: https://www.verywellmind.com/how-to-stop-putting-pressure-on-yourself-3144724