Turil

I am for you

You are a valuable resource

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“Each person is uniquely qualified at something. They have some specific knowledge, capability, and desire that nobody else in the world does. That’s just purely from the combinatorics of human DNA and development. And so your goal in life is to find out the people… the project… the art that needs you the most. Because there’s something out there just for you.”

~Naval Ravikant

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Your uniqueness makes you fit into the universe in some special way, that no one else could. The same is true for every other animal, vegetable, mineral, etc., in the universe. We are all capable of something that someone, somewhere, absolutely needs. Our goal in life is to find out what that is.

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a bit more going with the flow – part 2: the extra good stuff

Here is the second part to my little video intro to an idea about how to have more productive flow in our relationships with the world. This covers the real deal flow stuff in our relationships where we find others to support and create with.

Enjoy!

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Here is the full size handout that goes with with video:

And here is the first post with video #1:

a little bit of going with the flow

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namaste

a little bit of going with the flow

Here is a little video intro to an idea about how to have more productive flow in our relationships with the world. It’s just a funny way to think about what we want to do, and how we can do it more effectively by exploring the world around us a bit more, to seek out those who want what we want to express, and want to express what we want to get.

Enjoy!

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And here is the full size handout that goes with with video:

TWTS – How to Know What’s Right and True

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TWTS – Episode 75 – How to Know What is Right and True

DOWNLOAD (right click to save linked file): TWTS – Episode 75 – How to Know What is Right and True

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The title of this is a good old fashioned bait and switch, really. That’s because I want to talk about the question itself. I want to talk about these concepts of “right and wrong” and “true and false”.

These ideas are based in a limited, one dimensional, linear view of reality, which, while useful sometimes, is generally ineffective in the long term, and/or on large scales. To get a more effective view of reality, we can look at things from a higher dimension, with more complexity, seeing how reality is like a tree branching outwards in a fractal pattern. It’s not always easy! But it’s worth it if we want to find good solutions to our problems and gain more joy and meaning in life.

Ultimately, from the perspective of the center of the universe, “right” is just a subjective direction. All directions are “right” if every direction is available and interesting and moving reality forward, or “true”, just like every branch of a tree is the right branch.

So, whatever you do, and whomever you are, is what’s right, from the universe’s perspective.

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Links referenced in episode:

The British Royal Institution’s (for science) video “How to Think Like a Mathematician – with Eugenia Cheng” which talks about moving up a level of understanding to see the complexity of things a bit more.

Me on Twitter: thewiseturtle

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.)

Yay!

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TWTS – The Best… For What Purpose?

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TWTS – Episode 74 – The Best… For What Purpose?

DOWNLOAD (right click to save linked file): TWTS – Episode 74 – The Best… For What Purpose?

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When we are asking for the “best” option or solution to a problem, it’s very useful to also be clear about:

Why are we asking the question? (Who, specifically, are we trying to help, and what are we specifically trying to help them get or do?)

How are the complex probabilities, and values of each option/solution, being simplified (to reach a single “best” answer)?

Bias, aka, subjective perspective, is a necessary part of a healthy, diverse system, but it can be problematic when we’re not aware of why individuals are coming up with dramatically different answers to what can seem, on the surface, like the exact same question.

For example, when asking an important question such as “Do we want to vaccinate ourselves and/or our children?” we can look at what our own, personal, goals are in life, what the options available to us are, how we give weight to the different possibilities, and what the probability is that the “best” choice is going to help us achieve our goals, relative to what the probabilities are that the other choices will get us to where we want to be.

And then we can seek to understand all of these things — goals, available options, and assessed probabilities — for everyone else who’s asking the same question and getting different answers, whether those others are animals, vegetables, or minerals even (computers, etc.).

Of course, understanding why their “weird” answers are the “best” from their perspective doesn’t mean that our own best answers aren’t the best for us. We might not need to change our own ideas about the best answers to our own problems when learning about others at all, since our own goals and options are probably different. But even so, getting to know a little more more about others’ thought processes is just a healthy way to feel more comfortable with the diversity of goals, and approaches to those goals, that life creates.

Or, we can skip the deep exploration of why and how, and just trust that life is doing what it needs to do, as we individually learn how to take excellent care of the specific people, places, and things that we find most precious.

Also, ultimately, we can become aware of the reality that life, as a whole, has to explore all the different options for all the different tactics, so that every time living organisms are thrust into new situations and new environments, there is someone, somewhere, capable of navigating through the new territory effectively, specifically because of their particularly abnormal modus operandi.

As strange as others’ answers might seem to us, and our answers might seem to them, all of our answers, and our thinking processes, are probably important for the success of life as a whole.

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Links referenced in episode:

The diverse roles different personality types fill in a healthy planetary system

Video explaining machine learning (deep learning) by the wonderful YouTube math guy “3blue1brown”

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.)

Yay!

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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

DOWNLOAD (right click to save linked file): 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.)

Yay!

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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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