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TWTS – What are we doing here?

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TWTS – Episode 48 – What are we doing here?

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Thinking, mostly. Everything thinks. Therefore it is. What is thinking? Absorbing information/energy, and processing it in some way.

Thinking is patterns.

And there are only a few basic building blocks that make up, or at least describe, all possible patterns in reality: empty, pregnant space, a point or location in that space, a movement or line between two points, and so on, with each next pattern being more changes/lines between a point or set of points in space.

And Pascal’s triangle tells us how many points and lines (vectors, changes, differences, etc.) there are for each dimension of thinking that we’re doing.

(Note that I initially talk about the 1, 3, 3, 1 level of Pascal’s traingle as the 3rd/objective dimension, when it is the 2D/shape dimension, but I correct myself pretty quickly.)

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Links referenced in episode:

I Think Therefore I am, In Context – podcast episode

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

The Examined Life discussion community on Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/theexaminedlife

https://www.twitch.tv/turilcronburg

https://www.instagram.com/turilcronburg/

And for good measure: Pascal’s Triangle

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Free Speaking Up Workshop in Stockton Springs, Maine – January 21

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The Wise Turtle presents:

Speaking Up Workshop for Clarification and Communication
Saturday January 21, 10am-noon
Stockton Springs Town Office Community Room (lower level, rear entrance/parking lot)
217 Main St.

Children welcome when accompanied by an adult.
Free.

A fun and meaningful process for crafting the story of who you are and what you want. Aimed at artists, activists, and self explorers alike.

Using a philosophical understanding of the loopy pattern through which life naturally flows, this workshop will guide participants in identifying their most important stories about themselves, and then help them write, illustrate, sing, or simply tell those tales in the most inspiring way. Using this process, participants can learn how to be better communicators, and improve relationships, whether personal or professional.

For an introduction to the Speaking Up process, you can listen to an older podcast: Speaking Up for Yourself

Email me for more info at TheWiseTurtle on Gmail, or comment here if you want.

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TWTS – Episode 47 – The Universal Law of Weirdness

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The only law that always applies to reality is the laws of physics/nature, and that law is what we also call entropy/evolution, as far as I can tell.  This law essentially says that the universe starts with simple, boring, somewhat predictable stuff and grows increasingly more complex, diverse, weird, and unpredictable.  And it does so through a simple set of instructions for dividing things up and recombining them in novel ways to produce all possible combinations of matter and energy.

So the best way to stay as safe and uninjured in life as possible is to be expecting the (seemingly) unlikely to happen, at least somewhat often.

There are a variety of ways to do this, which I go over in this podcast, in a fairly meandering way. (Which is, of course, what you might be starting to expect!)

And as for me, I expect that you will be able to find yourself finding ways to embrace the weirdness in some weird and seemingly unpredictable way.

(Including, perhaps, noticing the reality that sometimes things are weird and sometimes they are wierd.)

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Links referenced in episode:

The ideal algorithm for keeping options open – TED Talk by Alex Wissner-Gross

This Explains Everything (the art installation video version): https://youtu.be/KX959aZ6WpU

A general example of the Pascal’s Triangle chunking category approach

Byron Katie’s “The Work” process and her grammatical/logical“Turnarounds”

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

The Examined Life discussion community on Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/theexaminedlife

https://www.twitch.tv/turilcronburg

And for good measure: Pascal’s Triangle

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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/.

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TWTS – Art is at the Edges (fixed)

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TWTS – Episode 46 – Art is at the Edges (fixed)

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The edges between the past and the future, the edges between what is and what isn’t, the edges between two different things, are where life, and all it’s diverse and expansive creativity, are born.

First we contract into ourselves, defining the edges of who we are and what we want, and then we can look around at our immediate environment to see what the edges are of what it is and what it wants, and then we can look for ways to recombine ourselves with our environment by dissolving the edges between us and our world in a way that is most useful for helping us create a better world.

So… I’d like to wish you a happy dissolving of the edge between 2016 and 2017!

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Links referenced in episode:

Speaking Up Process podcast

Speaking Up Process discussion on Reddit

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

The Examined Life discussion community on Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/theexaminedlife

Me live streaming: https://www.twitch.tv/turilcronburg

A video of the making of my newly acquired art
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TWTS – Away from Fight, Towards Flight

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TWTS – Episode 45 – Away from Fight, Towards Flight

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For a century, we’ve been dwelling solidly in humanity’s stage of flight, as our basic reaction to global stress. But that’s coming to an end. The age of Extravert Sensing types being in the lead is starting to subside. And now, we’re entering the stage of flight. It’s time for the human world to be lead by the more Introvert Sensing types, who focus inwards in the more extreme ways, which will allow our world to move into some seriously quiet, reserved, and possibly magical, new-age, Buddhist, internally-focused navel gazing.

In a way, we’re all going to be refuges running away from the aggression and towards something unknown, with an open belief system, looking to discover what beauty and wonder the universe has to offer us all, from virtual reality, to cat memes, to deeply intimate but distant relationships, to quantum physics, and artificial intelligence.

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Links referenced in episode:

The Stages of Grief are Loopy

DSM-MBTI four quadrant diagram

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and his Flow state theory

Personality Types and how they fit into EVERYTHING (Prime Directive Earth MBTI)

https://www.twitch.tv/turilcronburg

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

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Solstice 2016 – Turning Point

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TWTS – Episode 45 – Solstice 2016 – Turning Point

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Happy Winter Solstice!

I believe that we are well into a decade long turning point where we swing as far out towards the masculine, intellectual, 3D, objective, “Judging”, past-centered, bad-stuff-avoiding, artificial, controlling, technology based society as we can and then start changing direction, moving towards a more feminine, philosophical, 4D, universal, “Perceiving”, future-centered, good-stuff-creating, natural, spirituality based society where we focus our energies on helping the whole system flow as a unified organism.

Through the very personal, open, and honest stories we tell — of where we were, where we are now, and where we want to go — while using our greatest losses to understand what is most meaningful to us and how we want to honor our past while creating a better future — one that supports and inspires younger generations — a new culture is emerging. But it sometimes takes a while for that to be recognized, as large things such as whole planets take a while to pivot around the various corners of reality.

Much love and curiosity to you all this Solstice.

Enjoy!

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Links referenced in episode:

Speaking Up process (Storytelling with a purpose)

Life: Earth Mission Diagram

Life: Earth Mission TWTS Podcast episode

Generations X, Y, and Z Rebooting Humanity TWTS Podcast episode

Governmental Personalities diagram

The Stages of Grief are Loopy (the learning/growing process)

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

https://www.twitch.tv/turilcronburg

The Examined Life subreddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/theexaminedlife

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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/.

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Are you Angry, Sad, Scared, Confused? Here is what you can do!

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How to deal with overwhelming drama? Tragedy? Disappointment? Frustration? Hopelessness? Fear?

Well, I’ve been through all of that, having felt abandoned by my family, forced into homelessness, and thinking that everything was just so damned wrong with the world. Over the past decade I’ve slowly emerged up and out of that misery, and the following are just some of the things I’ve come up with that allow me to feel like my life is honestly worth living, and my work truly worth doing…

I suggest you start here:

Sit down with yourself and really listen, to yourself, as you clarify what is most precious to you. And then speak up about it! – https://turil.wordpress.com/2015/06/18/twts-speaking-up-for-yourself/

Consider playing a better “game”! Instead of a Monopoly game, try playing the collaborative game of life, where the goal is increasing everyone’s health, rather than hoarding money. To make this game a little easier, I offer you a bit of a map.

– Life: Earth Mission – https://turil.wordpress.com/2016/08/16/do-you-want-to-play-the-best-game-ever/

– Here’s a podcast explanation of this same game – https://turil.wordpress.com/2015/06/24/twts-life-earth-mission/

Like to explore history? Then take a look at one way to put all the socio-political changes that have been happening into perspective — past, present, and future — in this blog post and podcast on the evolution of human culture and generations – https://turil.wordpress.com/2016/06/08/twts-generations-x-yand-z-rebooting-humanity/

Want to DO something? Then consider helping build a global network of community resource centers where artists, educators, and techies collaborate with local communities to find creative ways to use freely available resources to meet the basic needs of everyone, so that we can all pursue the creative and explorative awesomeness that we’ve always dreamed of spending our lives doing – https://www.createspaceearth.org

And for anyone who has a kid in their lives, offer them a (free PDF, or paid printed) copy of my Speaking UP for Young People book.

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And, of course, feel free to ask for, or offer, help on a more personal level, via my email using TheWiseTurtle on Gmail.com as the address. (Make that into a normal address before sending! :-)

And whatever you do, remember that life is all about two simple processes, repeating over and over again, ad infinitum – dividing things up into smaller pieces, and then recombining those smaller pieces in novel ways, to make new, more complex, more creative, more diverse, and more interesting stuff. This is true for genes, art, memes, and entire ideologies. The division process can be dramatic, but it’s always followed by the creation of something even better than before.

~Namaste

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