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Food for thought this morning. Among the many great speaks at Ted.com.

 

The thesaurus might equate “disabled” with synonyms like “useless” and “mutilated,” but ground-breaking runner Aimee Mullins is out to redefine the word. Defying these associations, she shows how adversity — in her case, being born without shinbones — actually opens the door for human potential.

About Aimee Mullins

A record-breaker at the Paralympic Games in 1996, Aimee Mullins has built a career as a model, actor and activist for women, sports and the next generation of prosthetics. Full bio and more links

 

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This really got my wheels spinning. Been thinking about the Mana concept for the last few weeks. Yesterday, inspired by friend Chati Coronel, I took a blank piece of canvas, nailed it to the wall, and wrote a… statement about life. I wanted to say poem, but it really wasn’t poetic. As part of the journey, a mystical path, allowing oneself to be in a place of discovery, I am happy to run into something like this.

Today I am inspired by roots, dancing plants, and the power of Vegetative Intelligence.

yay big words!

Scott~ Roots. Roots. Roots!

..<<Off to meditate>>..

Something light for a Sunday  morning.

As a novelist and memoirist, Isabel Allende writes of passionate lives, including her own. Born into a Chilean family with political ties, she went into exile in the United States in the 1970s — an event that, she believes, created her as a writer. Her voice blends sweeping narrative with touches of magical realism; her stories are romantic, in the very best sense of the word. Her novels include The House of the Spirits, Eva Luna and The Stories of Eva Luna, and her latest,Ines of My Soul and La Suma de los Dias (The Sum of Our Days). And don’t forget her adventure trilogy for young readers — City of the BeastsKingdom of the Golden Dragon andForest of the Pygmies.

As a memoirist, she has written about her vision of her lost Chile, in My Invented Country, and movingly tells the story of her life to her own daughter, in Paula. Her book Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses memorably linked two sections of the bookstore that don’t see much crossover: Erotica and Cookbooks. Just as vital is her community work: The Isabel Allende Foundationworks with nonprofits in the SF Bay Area and Chile to empower and protect women and girls — understanding that empowering women is the only true route to social and economic justice.

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I would have thought that this would be a joke, but it’s not.

Ted.com serves up another interesting talk. Jane McGonigal: Gaming can make a better world.

Now I feel better about Warcraft, more than ever before. :p

In all seriousness, there are some incredible ideas and amazing research involved in this video. Watch it, think about it and if you want to participate you can jump on board the new online game with real world value, Urgent Evoke.

Here’s the link for Urgent Evoke. Recommend it: http://www.urgentevoke.com/

Scott

This entire performance sent chills through my body. I love great art. I love brilliant artists, channels like Natalie here, who bring through the light of poetry in song and music.

Scott~

Natalie Merchant sings from her new album, Leave Your Sleep. Lyrics from near-forgotten 19th-century poetry pair with her unmistakable voice for a performance that brought the TED audience to its feet.

In the 1980s, Natalie Merchant led the great folk-rock band 10,000 Maniacs. She went solo in the ’90s, and to maintain creative control over her music, she self-funded her debut album,Tigerlily, which had chart-toppers like “Jealousy,” “Carnival” and “Wonder.” She recorded her sophomore album, Ophelia, at her home studio; the album went platinum, and she headlined at Lilith Fair and joined the American Folk Music Tour before releasing Motherland, which paired her rich voice with more strings.

Merchant independently released her 2003 album, The House Carpenter’s Daughter, which veers back toward classic folk; she covers traditional songs such as “House Carpenter” and “Weeping Pilgrim,” an 18th-century hymnal she found in the NY Public Library archives. Merchant is dedicated to supporting a wide array of nonprofits and social justice groups. For the past five years, she has been researching, writing and recording a collection of songs adapted from the works of classic and contemporary poets. She is set to release Leave Your Sleep in March 2010.

“I’ve always considered it a great privilege to be a musician, I’ve never lost sight of that.”

Natalie Merchant

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Great video @ Ted

For those of you who do not know Karen Armstrong, get introduced. She is a provoking, candid, voice for spirituality and harmony between religious ideologies that have lost their way.

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As she accepts her 2008 TED Prize, author and scholar Karen Armstrong talks about how the Abrahamic religions — Islam, Judaism, Christianity — have been diverted from the moral purpose they share: to foster compassion. But Armstrong has seen a yearning to change this fact. People want to be religious, she says; we should act to help make religion a force for harmony. She asks the TED community to help her build a Charter for Compassion — to help restore the Golden Rule (“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”) as the central global religious doctrine. To brainstorm on this wish and get involved, visit TEDPrize.org >> (Recorded February 2008 in Monterey, California. Duration: 21:27.)

VIDEO!

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Watch….

Personal thanks to Carla Golden for pointing this one out.

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