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These posts include videos that have inspired me over the years. They range in topic from science and space all the way to health and fitness.
If you need a moment of inspiration, a moment to believe in humanity and more importantly, yourself, take a moment to explore these inspirational videos…I hope you enjoy.
“Life exists in individual moments, and it is up to us to make sure that those moments are vast, interconnected, and grand… [Doing so] to make a masterpiece out of life, one that we would willingly live again and again for all of eternity, this is what we can strive for.” – Jason Silva
This excerpt from the Joe Rogan Experience Podcast explores how seemingly good corporate jobs by normal standards are restricting personal growth in society. Joe explains how corporate culture, work/life imbalance, and materialism contribute to a lack of self expression.
So, get it together, and this is your life now. No natural behavior, everybody’s wearing clothes they don’t want to wear, everybody’s showing up and doing something they don’t want to do and they have no connection to… that’s the problem with our society.
Joe seems to hit on some pretty solid points in this short video. The main point that I find in this is to actively pursue your interests until your passion reveals itself, and then explore that passion until it has given you everything that it can.
It is difficult to remove money as the motivator of our lives. It is difficult to see the potential in our passions, but just remember as Joseph Campbell said, “Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.”
Jason Silva’s latest Shot of awe explores the concept of engineering your own divinity. The idea is that life is a blank canvass, and the surroundings in which we choose to exist can and does affect our mental and emotional states. It’s like a feedback loop where our mind creates an atmosphere or environment which then turns around and alters our mode of thought resulting in continued evolution down manufactured emotional and mental canals.
Those spaces we built, “the architectures of happiness” as Alain de Botton writes, the spaces we create inform, shape, sculpt our subjective experience…. we script intention into our designs and those designs in turn script our subjective experience.
This is a great concept to take to heart. Our ability to create the world we want to live in is very real. I follow this philosophy as a general guideline to help manufacture serendipity and inspiration into my own life.
As Terrence McKenna so poignantly states, “We are living in the condensation of our imaginations”
This video to the voice of Carl Sagan explores the vastness of space in comparison to the relative insignificant size of this pale blue dot called Earth. Sagan continues to illustrate the beauty and importance of the pale blue dot through the movements of life.
This dot is the only known vessel for life that is known in this universe, and that fact alone inspires pride and respect for our home… however long we may stay here.
The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Thick of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors, so that in glory and triumph they could become the momentary masters of a fragment of a dot.
The amazing comedian Bill Hicks paints a philosophical painting of life, simplifying all the complexities and subtexts of human interaction into a simple statement, “It’s Just a Ride”. This Bill Hicks piece inspires goodwill, social responsibility, and inner exploration.
Here’s what we can do to change the world right now… to a better ride – Take all that money that we spend on weapons and defense each year, and instead spend it feeding, clothing, and educating the poor of world, which it would many times over; not one human being excluded, and we can explore space together… both inner and outer, together forever in peace.
I have recently discovered Bill Hicks and his material which I highly recommend to fans of comedy, honesty, and provocative thought.
In this speech from The Great Dictator, Charlie Chaplin encompasses the goodness of humanity. In what is truly the greatest speech ever, Chapman incites feelings of unity, compassion, and altruism in a way that gives you an intense jolt of hope.
We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other’s happiness — not by each other’s misery.
I truly believe this speech can affect everyone in a positive way.
If you enjoyed this as much as I did, share it with those you love and spread the happiness. This kind of feeling can be infectious and bring someone a brief moment of beauty.
This short energetic video by Jason Silva asks the question, “Why do we explore space?”. Silva among others believe that it is our desire to expand our consciousness. By seeking new horizons we develop new expectations of what the world is and what it can be.
I feel as we explore into the far reaches of the universe, we’re also delving deeper into ourselves. We’re questioning where we came from, what our future holds, and the laws that govern what lies in-between.
When we keep pushing beyond all limits, when we get to Kubrick’s “Beyond the Infinite”, the place where dreams are born…through the wormhole, down the rabbit hole… It’s glorious!
I like these shots of awe because they are short, energetic, positive jolts of futuristic philosophy. They’re a way to experience awe in compact form, and best of all it’s easy to share with others. I Hope you enjoyed.
When we dream of space, we dream of transcendence, we dream of what we might become.
After receiving the first auditory brain stem implant, Grayson has a great reaction to hearing his father’s voice for the first time. I love the possibility that with rising technology, sight sound and overall health will be a human-born right.
This video does a great job detailing the condition and the implant process, the reaction begins around the 2:15 mark.
This is Professor Randy Pausch who’s video I happened upon tonight and wanted to take the time to share it here. Pausch finds that it is not the duration of our life that is the most important; however, it is more important to fill our lives with passion and love.
We beat the reaper by living well, and living fully… For the reaper will come for all of us. The question is, what do we do between the time that we’re born, and the time that he shows up. Because when he shows up, it’s too late to do all the things that you were always, gunna, kinda get around to.
I don’t think you can really go wrong if you follow those words of wisdom. I try to think of it as creating a life that you would happily and willingly live over and over on purpose.