The Friday Dose #72

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Today I’ll try to pull you away from any painful, worrisome or angry thoughts by focusing all on calm ideas. The first are these sculptures by Masayoshi Matsumoto which are primarily made of air:

The Amazing Balloon Creations of Masayoshi Matsumoto

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I don’t know what it is about miniaturized things but every kid I know loves miniature houses, horses, cars and people. These incredibly detailed and accurate sculptures of famous artist’s studios will captivate your imagination endlessly. The detail is simply remarkable:

Artist’s Studio’s Recreated in Painstaking Detail by Artist Joe Fig

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Next we’ll get behind a good Kickstarter idea that holds real promise. If you want a calmer life, consider this:

The Light Phone

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And finally we will end with some dance. This very evocative piece by Brian Johnson features Canadian dancer and choreographer Crystal Pite. Enjoy:

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Have a wonderful weekend everyone. Place your thoughts into your consciousness consciously. Maintain awareness. Do not get caught up in habitual thought loops. Come awake, come to life. Be.

peace. s

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The Friday Dose #48

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Today we’ll get your mind off troubling things by first diverting you towards the incredible cuteness of baby animals. When they’re young is when they seem the most like us, or rather when we seem more like them. We are animals after all. I wonder if we’re as cute to them as they are to us:

Baby Animals!

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Next we’ll look at the Law of Attraction. This is one of the most misunderstood concepts in spiritual thinking and it’s one of the easiest ways for me to spot a charlatan. It’s easy to spout other people’s language, but when pressed you can see where people’s understanding is incomplete. This breakdown does include some ideas that misunderstand the concept but it also has some useful information presented rather nicely so I’ll leave it to your wisdom to separate the wheat from the chaff:

One Definition of the Fundamentals of the Law of Attraction

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I’ve posted stuff from zefrank1 before. Here’s a piece of his that was put to dance by Harry Shum Jr. It’s a piece about shyness and not fitting in, and it’s as informative to the non-shy as it is to the shy. It’s about a man finding his place in the world—a place to realize himself. It’s about a man who shows you what you can do too—which is take all of the skills that you thought were for survival and instead use them to thrive. Those skills are in you because they’re in all of us. Go find your outlet for your true self:

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Set yourself free. Send out to the world the energy you want back and most times it will happily oblige. Be kind to others, be kind to yourself and always know that there are days to move life forward, and there are other days where moving it forward is actually a move backward. So don’t assume you’re not moving forward when what you’re really doing is being busy growing as a person.

peace. s

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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. Focus on these and change your mind. Enjoy.

The Friday Dose #30

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. Enjoy.

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Today we’re going for a trio of videos. We’ll start off with a super-cool bit of scientific creativity that is so amazing it’s remarkable that high school physics teachers can manage to make it seem boring. This rendering of the famous double-slit experiment proves that the world is not as it appears to us. Many people saw it in the film What the Bleep, but most people don’t stop to think about what that experiment really means. It literally changes how we think reality works. It’s stunning. And yet people look at it and go cool, and then they’re done. Crazy. This is some very seriously amazing stuff:

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Second we’re going to inspire you. If you read The Friday Dose you know I’m a Shane Koyczan fan, and this piece sounds like it could be a blog here on Relax and Succeed. Sit back and enjoy:

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And finally we’ll end on something to get your heart pumping, your face smiling and your feet tapping. This is The Company performing at the Vibe Dance Competition. Their tight synchronization and great use of costuming really brings a vibrancy to their performance. As with the poem by Shane above, crank up your speakers and sit back and enjoy:

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Smile, say hello to people, hold doors, give compliments, offer assistance. Make it a great day by really connecting with your fellow man. The enjoyment of your day is much more in your control than you realize.

peace. s