Faith Dickey is a Master of balance and controlling her fear. Last year she walked on the rope strung between two trucks that were driving on the highway at 80 miles (129 km) per hour. She had to cross the rope before the trucks entered tunnels separated by wall that broke the rope. Continue reading
Creativity is for everybody. Not only for the people who are involved in professions that are usually perceived as creative. Creativity is a part of life for all of us: housewives, technicians, students, presidents, nurses, accountants, teachers, drivers, divers, mothers, fathers,… . Even just a spark of creativity can change the whole experience of our regular day and usual task. Continue reading
Steve Jobs gave this speech in 2005 to the graduates of Stanford University. He spoke about connecting the dots, about love and loss, and about death.
His advice was about not wasting time by living someone else´s life, and having the courage to follow own heart and intuition. Continue reading
Giles Duley was a photographer of fashion world and celebrities, but then he changed his focus. He used his camera to document the stories that had not been told. They were not easy stories. They were uncomfortable. Real.
Last year during his assignment in Afghanistan he stepped on a landmine. He continues telling stories. And he has become a powerful story himself.
Are you a daughter? Do you you know somebody who is a daughter?
Sarah Key´s poem “For my daughter” that she performed in March 2011 on TED was met with standing ovations and has been viewed millions of times. The above title “Beauty of this funny place called LIFE” is a quote from her poem.
Watch this performance – it will certainly enrich your day, no matter what is your gender. You might start to see the world and yourself differently and understand something about the world and yourself a little bit better. It will add beauty to your day.
We all learn the best through stories. This video features the speech of Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen who is a very talented story teller. Her stories are real. They are her own stories, or stories that other people have shared with her. All of them have a message that makes a difference and teaches us the art of living every minute of our life.
Our last post featured the Brene Brown´s impressive TED talk from 2010 about the Power of Vulnerability. This year she returned to TED to speak about Shame.
It is really interesting (and lots of fun too!) to watch her speaking about what she experienced after she had given her very famous Vulnerability talk.
Vulnerability has an incredible power. It makes us more alive, it inspires others, it is a source of strength and being truly alive. It serves us to make the world a better place.
This great speech by social scientist Brene Brown not only illustrates the power of vulnerability from a scientific and personal point of view, but it also serves as a wonderful inspiration. Continue reading
This poem is found written on the wall in Mother Teresa´s home for children in Calcutta, India:
People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway.
What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, will often be forgotten. Do good anyway.
Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. Give your best anyway.
In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.
This video from 70-ies is great not only for racism issue, but also for understanding how strong we influence each other when it comes down to creating “US” versus “THEM”. Continue reading
Benjamin Zander has a passion for classical music. And he has a great talent to inspire others to perform their best and think deeper.
Ballerina Ma Li was 19 years old when she lost her right arm in a car accident. Her boyfriend left her. She tried to kill herself, but was rescued by her parents. She had to learn how to do things like comb her hair, cook, write, take care of herself in the new situation. Five years later she returned to theaters and met her soul mate Tao. Then due to the outbreak of SARS in 2004 theaters were closed, and couple had no money.
In autumn of 2005 Ma Li met national Special Olympics cyclist Zhai Xiaowei who was then 21 years old. He had lost his left leg in an accident at the age of four. In the beginning Zhai did not understand how he could dance with Ma Li as he had not danced before. But they decided to try. Their training was very intensive. It lasted more than a year, from 8 in the morning till 11 at night. Zhai dropped her thousands of times.
The Journey of Making Difference begins and you are welcome to join. Any time you wish. As long as you wish.
There is no need to add anything to the excellent way Ze Frank puts it: “There is no need to sharpen my pencils anymore. My pencils are sharp enough. Even the dull ones will make a mark.”
We hope you enjoy watching this video just as much as we do. Every time we watch it, something clicks inside us. For good. For action. For change. “…and God, let me enjoy this!”:-)
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