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TWTS – The Old New You: a Ritual Practice

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TWTS – Episode 73 – The Old New You: a Ritual Practice

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We can use our old stories to tell new stories, and make new habits by choosing to engage in practice work that prepares us to create, explore, dream, and do, in more effective ways when we are faced with life’s bigger challenges. And the more regularly we choose to play with these rituals of connecting with ourselves and others in meaningful ways, the more comfortable we can become as we navigate through the flow that is a robust and rewarding life.

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Links referenced in episode:

A list of my posts about the Speaking Up process

More of me!: www.reddit.com/user/turil/overview

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The Big Picture:

My big goal that is getting very much closer, thanks to generous donations, is starting a non-profit community resource hub with resident artists, techies, and educators all working with the community to find creative solutions using available resources to serve the needs of the community members freely and unconditionally so that everyone can be their best possible selves. I’m currently (Summer 2018) starting to seriously look for (very cheap) property, ideally an old farm, probably in mid-coast Maine, and seeking folks who can help figure out the legal stuff of starting a non-profit or whatever, and putting the property into a trust so that it’s always there to serve the needs of those who live there.

I’ve also created a Patreon creator account for those who believe that my work is valuable and who have an excess number of banking points (aka $’s, £’s, ¥, or whatever).

If you want to toss me a little Bitcoinage, this is my wallet address: 1KH9wQmrRrpaMKYM3WFrMJBTGhNGhjBHLo

Subscribe to The Wise Turtle Speaks Podcast on iTunes or subscribe manually in your favorite podcast application by using the rss feed address – https://turil.wordpress.com/category/TWTSpodcast/feed/.

(Also, note my “gifts wanted” on the rightmost sidebar for ways to help out in non-monetary ways.)

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Happy Winter Solstice!

I wish you all the best creating, exploring, dreaming, and doing this coming year.

Namaste

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TWTS – SciFi Cities

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TWTS – Episode 72 – SciFi Cities

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Combine Burning Man together with a farmers’ market with a library and a mini forest, and maybe that’s a bit like what a neighborhood in our future cities will be like. The ultimate in multi-use urban development, emerging out of a combination of technology, specialization, networking, and good old fashioned humanity getting messy and doing the really meaningful and awesome work that needs doing.

Not like Blade Runner. Way more friendly, fun, diverse, and welcoming. For everyone.

Future cities are places you really want to live at least some of the time. While also leaving some of the time, to go off on your own for a while. And then return to, to share and reconnect.

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Links referenced in episode:

More of me!: http://www.reddit.com/user/turil

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The Big Picture:

My big goal that is getting very much closer, thanks to generous donations, is starting a non-profit community resource hub with resident artists, techies, and educators all working with the community to find creative solutions using available resources to serve the needs of the community members freely and unconditionally so that everyone can be their best possible selves. I’m currently (Summer 2018) starting to seriously look for (very cheap) property, ideally an old farm, probably in mid-coast Maine, and seeking folks who can help figure out the legal stuff of starting a non-profit or whatever, and putting the property into a trust so that it’s always there to serve the needs of those who live there.

I’ve also created a Patreon creator account for those who believe that my work is valuable and who have an excess number of banking points (aka $’s, £’s, ¥, or whatever).

If you want to toss me a little Bitcoinage, this is my wallet address: 1KH9wQmrRrpaMKYM3WFrMJBTGhNGhjBHLo

Subscribe to The Wise Turtle Speaks Podcast on iTunes or subscribe manually in your favorite podcast application by using the rss feed address – https://turil.wordpress.com/category/TWTSpodcast/feed/.

(Also, note my “gifts wanted” on the rightmost sidebar for ways to help out in non-monetary ways.)

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TWTS – Fake Fake News

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TWTS – Episode 71 – Fake Fake News

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You only get fake answers when you ask fake questions. Fake answers are great when we are looking for some nice fiction, but when we want more honest, meaningful, personal, and important answers with which to make crucial decisions about the world, then we want the fake fake news, aka., the real news.

So how do we ask questions that lead to the best, more useful answers?

Ask everyone to Speak Up about the stuff that gets their blood flowing, so to speak.

Best Things (Loves): What most precious people, places, and things in the universe do you most value and want to take good care of?

Challenges (Losses): How have you struggled, or are struggling, with being able to protect the people, places, and things you love?

Purpose (Dreams): What do you most want to create and/or explore in this vast universe? (Eg., stuff for taking good care of physical bodies, for creating heathy living spaces, for building healthy communities on a larger scale, and for generating the most flourishing global culture possible.)

Needs (Hopes): What basic resources does your body most need in order to continue to work on your life’s purpose effectively? (In general: inputs of high quality food, water, air, warmth, light, information, and outlets for expressing the body’s excess solids, liquids, gases, and energy.)

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Links referenced in episode:

More of me!: http://www.reddit.com/user/turil

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The Big Picture:

My big goal that is getting very much closer, thanks to generous donations, is starting a non-profit community resource hub with resident artists, techies, and educators all working with the community to find creative solutions using available resources to serve the needs of the community members freely and unconditionally so that everyone can be their best possible selves. I’m currently (Summer 2018) starting to seriously look for (very cheap) property, ideally an old farm, probably in mid-coast Maine, and seeking folks who can help figure out the legal stuff of starting a non-profit or whatever, and putting the property into a trust so that it’s always there to serve the needs of those who live there.

I’ve also created a Patreon creator account for those who believe that my work is valuable and who have an excess number of banking points (aka $’s, £’s, ¥, or whatever).

If you want to toss me a little Bitcoinage, this is my wallet address: 1KH9wQmrRrpaMKYM3WFrMJBTGhNGhjBHLo

Subscribe to The Wise Turtle Speaks Podcast on iTunes or subscribe manually in your favorite podcast application by using the rss feed address – https://turil.wordpress.com/category/TWTSpodcast/feed/.

(Also, note my “gifts wanted” on the rightmost sidebar for ways to help out in non-monetary ways.)

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TWTS – How To Be Comfortable with Chaos

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TWTS – Episode 70 – How To Be Comfortable with Chaos

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Control versus freedom. Predictability versus unpredictability. Arbitrariness versus randomness.

Life is messy, and fluctuating, and we sometimes want to learn how to deal with the unknown better.

Here’s a bit of my story of how I learned to live with the chaos of a messy life.

I gave up thinking I could plan, and control, everything.

I understood that failure and sadness are a normal part of the learning/grieving process.

I learned to let go of my attachment to the details of what I loved and lost, while embracing the more important overall ideals and ideas of what I still want to get, so that I might find something similar but new that the universe might be happy to give me.

And I learned to see that the whole fluid movement of the interacting stories of all of our lives is beautiful on a large scale, even if the details of my own situations might be ugly sometimes.

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Links referenced in episode:

A list of my posts about the Speaking Up process

Byron Katie’s inquiry process (which inspired my own Speaking Up process)

The Stages of Grief are Loopy

Peter Draws glowy ink in water video

My version of a glowy ink in water video

More of me!: www.reddit.com/user/turil/overview

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The Big Picture:

My big goal that is getting very much closer, thanks to generous donations, is starting a non-profit community resource hub with resident artists, techies, and educators all working with the community to find creative solutions using available resources to serve the needs of the community members freely and unconditionally so that everyone can be their best possible selves. I’m currently (Summer 2018) starting to seriously look for (very cheap) property, ideally an old farm, probably in mid-coast Maine, and seeking folks who can help figure out the legal stuff of starting a non-profit or whatever, and putting the property into a trust so that it’s always there to serve the needs of those who live there.

I’ve also created a Patreon creator account for those who believe that my work is valuable and who have an excess number of banking points (aka $’s, £’s, ¥, or whatever).

If you want to toss me a little Bitcoinage, this is my wallet address: 1KH9wQmrRrpaMKYM3WFrMJBTGhNGhjBHLo

Subscribe to The Wise Turtle Speaks Podcast on iTunes or subscribe manually in your favorite podcast application by using the rss feed address – https://turil.wordpress.com/category/TWTSpodcast/feed/.

(Also, note my “gifts wanted” on the rightmost sidebar for ways to help out in non-monetary ways.)

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TWTS – Art & Science

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TWTS – Episode 69 – Art & Science

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Humans are extraordinarily majestic when it comes to the arts and sciences, and as we move into the future where technology — computers, AI (if we ever help truly intelligent synthetic beings evolve), robots, etc. — can take over the jobs that we humans find boring or dangerous in a bothersome way, humanity will become far more free to focus on exploring and creating new art and science.

So what is art? What is science?

Art is the emotional connection and communication with various media — the two-dimensional relationship between you and your medium, or you and your audience (via a medium/media). Art is the individual, subjective stories of what it’s like to be an individual relating to someone or something else in our big ol’ universe.

And science is taking two more more of those art stories and simplifying, analyzing, and comparing them to one another, collectively, to find the important similarities and differences so that we can generate a more broad, literally objective, view of reality.

art + art = science

art + art = science

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Links referenced in episode:

Peter Draws a community of lines Must Art have an Objective? (video)

Understanding Comics, a book, by Scott McCloud

More of me!: http://www.reddit.com/user/turil

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The Big Picture:

My big goal that is getting very much closer, thanks to generous donations, is starting a non-profit community resource hub with resident artists, techies, and educators all working with the community to find creative solutions using available resources to serve the needs of the community members freely and unconditionally so that everyone can be their best possible selves. I’m currently (Summer 2018) starting to seriously look for (very cheap) property, ideally an old farm, probably in mid-coast Maine, and seeking folks who can help figure out the legal stuff of starting a non-profit or whatever, and putting the property into a trust so that it’s always there to serve the needs of those who live there.

I’ve also created a Patreon creator account for those who believe that my work is valuable and who have an excess number of banking points (aka $’s, £’s, ¥, or whatever).

If you want to toss me a little Bitcoinage, this is my wallet address: 1KH9wQmrRrpaMKYM3WFrMJBTGhNGhjBHLo

Subscribe to The Wise Turtle Speaks Podcast on iTunes or subscribe manually in your favorite podcast application by using the rss feed address – https://turil.wordpress.com/category/TWTSpodcast/feed/.

(Also, note my “gifts wanted” on the rightmost sidebar for ways to help out in non-monetary ways.)

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TWTS – Serotonin is the Soul

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TWTS – Episode 68 – Serotonin is the Soul

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Serotonin is the deep, philosophical, self-defining chemical that governs our most important connection with external reality.

Dopamine is the physical motivation chemical, but serotonin is the one that *inspires* you to become your best possible self, and find your place in the grand experience of the whole universe of space and time. When you are feeling at one with the universe, in pure euphoria, naturally, it’s because serotonin is letting you know that your patterns of biological input and output are literally synchronized with reality’s grand purpose.

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Links referenced in episode:

A somewhat easy to read scientific explanation of the history of serotonin: Evolutionary ancient roles of serotonin: long-lasting regulation of activity and development.

A discussion about this podcast on Reddit: Serotonin: it’s probably not what you think it is. It’s definitely not what mainstream science and media portray it to be. Serotonin is your soul, which comes online around age 39.75.

More of me!: http://www.reddit.com/user/turil

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The Big Picture:

My big goal that is getting very much closer, thanks to generous donations, is starting a non-profit community resource hub with resident artists, techies, and educators all working with the community to find creative solutions using available resources to serve the needs of the community members freely and unconditionally so that everyone can be their best possible selves. I’m currently (Summer 2018) starting to seriously look for (very cheap) property, ideally an old farm, probably in mid-coast Maine, and seeking folks who can help figure out the legal stuff of starting a non-profit or whatever, and putting the property into a trust so that it’s always there to serve the needs of those who live there.

I’ve also created a Patreon creator account for those who believe that my work is valuable and who have an excess number of banking points (aka $’s, £’s, ¥, or whatever).

If you want to toss me a little Bitcoinage, this is my wallet address: 1KH9wQmrRrpaMKYM3WFrMJBTGhNGhjBHLo

Subscribe to The Wise Turtle Speaks Podcast on iTunes or subscribe manually in your favorite podcast application by using the rss feed address – https://turil.wordpress.com/category/TWTSpodcast/feed/.

(Also, note my “gifts wanted” on the rightmost sidebar for ways to help out in non-monetary ways.)

Yay!

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