A list of three things I’ve come across that have opened my world a little
“The elusive thing about confidence is that it often only comes from experience and seizing opportunities, which might elude us when first starting out or feeling stuck.”
This article was written by Madeleine Dore. I first came across Madeleine Dore when I heard about Extraordinary Routines one of the few subscriptions to blogs, which I look forward to reading.
Added Nov 2019
A look into how language shapes our understanding of our world, and how diversity in cultures is linked language. For example there is no word for safety in Aboriginal language.
“What we have instead is a lot of different words for ‘protection’, ‘awareness’, ‘alertness’, ‘responsibilities’, all these sorts of things, but particularly ‘protection’… so you have a responsibility to look out for your own safety, so you have to you protect yourself and be alert, but then at the same time you have obligations to make sure you’re watching your brother’s back, and in turn he’s watching yours… in English, the idea of safety, it’s like this abstract thing, it’s a human right that everybody just has. Like you have a right to safety and you have a right to have that provided for you by an institution or an invisible hierarchy that… the boys in blue are going to show up and help you out… You don’t know how they’re providing it but you are supposed to just trust that.” Tyson Yunkaporta
Podcast: All in the Mind (ABC in Australia) – 30 min.
Added Sep 2019
When we stop and take the time and care to listen people’s stories, precious gifts and wisdom awaits us.
Podcast: Life Matters (in Australia) – 14 min.
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