Today’s Dose is about amazing people doing amazing things. We’ll start off with artist Alexa Meade. And no, that woman is not holding anything. Alexa found canvas a little boring and so she decided to go out into the real world and she started painting it. The results are surprising and informative about the art of painting. That’s Alexa up there in the photo of her work. She done some amazing stuff. Have a look here:
Next we’ll go to Lars Anderson. As a kid Lars started noticing a consistency in ancient paintings and hieroglyphics that featured archery. Lars learned that as the gun showed up and bows and arrows were seen as pointless, we lost an entire set of amazing skills that we’re completely capable of. Lars proves this by doing things you’ll think are impossible. In fact, Lars makes you wonder what is possible for human beings. It certainly seems that people like this are suggesting our limits as a species far exceed our imagination to pursue them. You really won’t believe what belief and a lot of practice has done for Lars:
Next we’ll head to more amazing people prodding us all to reimagine the world filled with bold and brave people all feeding off each other’s feats. Humanity expanding rapidly because through the web we can all see each other’s achievements and we can applaud them and honour them by doing something even more amazing. Human capability has changed enormously in my lifetime and I fully expect that to only accelerate. Who knows what kind of video I might be able to post here in a year or three… For now, here’s some inspiring, amazing and beautiful people:
And finally, just to bring your heartrate back down a bit, here’s one of the many cool ways that mathematics can represent the world. This is remarkably beautiful and meditative and in a way these structures are entirely natural, although the required humans to bring them into such sharp focus. They’re rather mesmerizing. Enjoy:
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We all think of ourselves in far too limited ways. Stop telling yourself why you can’t do things, and start wondering if you can. Because you just never know what might happen if only you give it a shot. Have yourself an outstanding weekend everyone!
The Friday Dose is a collection of cool, interesting and surprising things that are chosen for their potential to distract you away from any painful thought loops that may currently be disrupting your sense of perspective. Save these for when you’re feeling low and you want to change your perspective. They’ll help Enjoy. And please let me know if you bump into any broken links. Thanks!
A serious childhood brain injury lead Scott to spend his entire life meditating on the concepts of thought, consciousness, reality and identity. It made others as strange to him as he was to them. When he realized people were confused by their own over-thinking, Scott began teaching others to understand reality. He is currently CBC Radio Active’s Wellness Columnist, as well as a writer, speaker and mindfulness instructor based in Edmonton, AB where he still finds it strange to write about himself in the third person.