Welcome to the distraction that is the Friday Dose. This is where you can get your mind off painful thought loops by learning, discovering or enjoying. Let’s start off with an article from the New York Times about the nature of awe. In reading it, it’s interesting to consider the fact that when the original Hebrew name for God (Yahweh) was translated by the Greeks they used the word agape, which was their word for awe.
And finally we’ll end off with some Joey Alexander. As impressive as some of the classical examples are, this kid seriously makes you question how the world works. Is it possible we’re all able to tap into superior knowledge and ability…?
Turn this weekend into the best weekend you can by turning toward things to be grateful for and away from things that frustrate you. Enjoy.
Following a serious childhood brain injury Scott McPherson unwittingly spent his entire life meditating on the concepts of thought, consciousness, reality and the self. This made him as strange to others as they were to him. Seeing the self-harm people created with their own overthinking, Scott dedicated part of his life to helping others live with greater awareness. He is currently a writer, speaker and mindfulness instructor based in Edmonton, AB, where he finds it strange to write about himself in the third person.