🤔 COLLECTED WISDOM
“One of the most difficult things to do in skateboarding is to learn to ‘drop-in’. This is the commitment at the top of the ramp. One moment, you’re standing still, at the abyss, and the next you’re committed, fully engaged with gravity.
The worse thing you can do is half.
When you sort of commit, you’re likely to fall.
The rule is pretty simple: If you’re going to bother going skateboarding, then you’ve already decided. In this moment, you’re not making a new decision. You’re simply acting on what you said you wanted to do in the first place.
Decide once. It’s fine to opt-out. But once you decide, there’s no upside in re-litigating your decision, particularly when it leads to needless risk and wasted effort.
And of course, you may have realized all the moments in our lives where our hesitation to drop in is precisely at the heart of the challenge.”
- Nina Simone is one of my favorite artists of all time. I’d never seen this short interview before. Wow, I love her even more.
- If you haven’t read Sapiens and aren’t going to but want to get the gist of it, this post breaks it down into digestible bites. I loved the book and reading this helped jog my memory of the important bits.
- I spent a lot of time listening to Radiooooo this week while reading. It allows you to travel around the globe and back in time to experience music in a new way. Love!
- There is something so magical about this video of a man playing a duet with an echo version of himself in a massive pipe.
- Favorite productivity upgrade of the week: Forest. This app helps you stay focused by planting digital (and real-life) trees the less you use your phone.
- I have been enjoying doing Metta (loving-kindness) meditation this past week. If you’re interested but haven’t tried before, this video is a great explanation. It’s not a guided meditation, but will set you in the right direction.
- Good news on microdosing, which is about to get easier: New company to put psilocybin on dissolvable sublingual strips to help treat depression.
- Johns Hopkins launches a real-world psilocybin study. Go here if you’d like to get involved.