Archive for November, 2011

Having a grievance…

“Having a grievance is like drinking poison and thinking it will kill your enemy.”
~ Nelson Mandela


Gabor Mate – Addiction

Vancouver physician Gabor Mate discusses addiction and our compulsive society.

Gabor Mate lectures and interviews on addiction and stress are also available on YouTube and iTunes.


Make a difference

What can you do to make a difference?
When you know deep inside that you are making a difference, your heat will sing.

Feel free to download this cartoon for your personal use.



The Decline of Civilization’s Right Brain: Animated

Renowned psychiatrist and writer Iain McGilchrist explains how the ‘divided brain’ has profoundly altered human behaviour, culture and society.
Below is a short animation of his talk.

Click here for the complete lecture.

McGilchrist discovered a quotation attributed to Albert Einstein that he felt neatly supported his thesis. He uses this quote at the end of his RSA talk:

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.”



“Worry is like a rocking chair–it gives you something to do but it doesn’t get you anywhere.”
– Unknown


Duelity: Darwinist and Creationist Origin Stories Animated

Duelity from Ryan Uhrich on Vimeo.

On the homepage of the project, you can watch the videos separately and download them. Also, the YouTube channel of Vancouver Film School is always worth a visit.

Via: Open Culture


Rilke: I want to beg you…

“…I want to beg you, as much as I can, dear sir, to be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves like locked rooms and like books that are written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.”

from Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke (translation by M.D. Herter Norton)

Via: On Being