For me life is a lot about encounterings. Encounterings with humans, books, videos, stones, trees, with actually everything.
I get a lot of inspiration out of these encounterings and new things arise out of them.
Here I want to share a couple of my inspirations. Sometimes there are more, sometimes less. Inspirations do change, too 😉
The n’Goni is a harp with its origins in West Africa. It is beautiful and so easy to play. Hard to believe but yes everybody who can hold this instrument is able to play it. Have a look into the biggest n’Goni encyclopedia I have been able to find so far by Jeremy Cloake at https://www.ngoni.org/
For people in Central Europe my man for the n’Goni is Thomas Weiss from Twice Percussion in Switzerland. He builds beautiful instruments. Get in touch with him via http://www.twicepercussion.ch/
Let yourself inspire by this instrument!
What makes us happy and healthy as we go through life?
If you want to invest in “the good life,” where should you put your time and energy? Robert Waldinger answers these questions with lessons learned from a 75-year-long study of adult life that started in the late 1930s and continues to this day.
Brené Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk at TEDxHouston, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. A talk to share.
In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert. But, as Susan Cain argues in this passionate talk, introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world, and should be encouraged and celebrated. A talk to share.
How is technology controlling us?
You need not delete your social networks or destroy your cell phones, the message is simple, be balanced, be mindful, be present, be here.
1 minute 49 seconds. Thich Nhat Hanh nails it: WE ARE ONE.