Your daily notes / #13

Your powernotes arrived (Friday, 10 September, 2021)

Hello friends,

here we are again. We made it, it’s friday ! We will start today with…birds.

Here is a nice video of the Rarest Birds in the World that should bring a smile on your face ( we hope so) :

Five Daily Booknotes / wisdom from books

The notes today are from a groundbreaking work in the field of new biology, a book that will forever change how you think about life. The Biology of Belief by Bruce Lipton synthesizes the latest and best research in cell biology and quantum physics, showing that our bodies can be changed as we retrain our thinking.

Here are five notes from the book:

  1. You know why it’s hard to be happy, it’s because we refuse to LET GO of the things that make us sad.

  2. Just like a single cell, the character of our lives is determined not by our genes but by our responses to the environmental signals that propel life.

  3. The Universe is one indivisible, dynamic whole in which energy and matter are so deeply entangled it is impossible to consider them as independent elements.

  4. You may consider yourself an individual, but as a cell biologist, I can tell you that you are in truth a cooperative community of approximately fifty trillion single-celled citizens.

  5. We have been culturally programmed to believe that if we reach our goals, then we’ll be happy. However, this formula for happiness is actually inverted: happiness fuels success, not the other way around.

Smart Voices / ideas and opinions from experts

Speaker Marc Lesser on the two kinds of exhaustion:

The “good” kind is when we feel well-used, like at the end of a full workday, or any activity, when we've been fully engaged, where our intentions and actions are mostly aligned. I usually feel great and tired at the end of these days and love the feeling of being "well spent" – a good kind of exhaustion. The other kind of exhaustion is when your intentions, feelings, and your activity are out of alignment.

Nature Shorts / a daily nature moment

If you have not seen this documentary yet, then you need to see it right away. A mesmerizing film about an unusual friendship between a filmmaker and an octopus.

My Octopus Teacher is streaming on Netflix.

Smart Notes / very short knowledge nuggets

Today we have a short tech knowledge nugget. We learn about Cyberspace. What does Cyberspace mean? Cyberspace is used to describe the virtual world of computers. For example, an object in cyberspace refers to a block of data floating around a computer system or network. Another example, if you send an email to a friend, you can say you sent friend the email through cyberspace. The word “cyberspace” is credited to William Gibson, who used it in his book, Neuromancer, written in 1984.

Interesting Reads / Why we're in for a long wait to hear from intelligent aliens

Hints of bacteria on Venus are encouraging, but finding life beyond Earth is the easy part. A new analysis suggests the evolution of human-like intelligence on another planet is more improbable than we like to imagine. Read more.

Moments in History / bite-sized pieces of history

Today’s history moment revolves around the Minoan Civilization.

The Minoan Civilization flourished in the Middle Bronze Age, around c. 2000 - c. 1500 BCE on the island of Crete located in the eastern Mediterranean. The fresco you see above depicts a Minoan funeral ritual honoring a dead nobleman. The Minoans were a great maritime trading power, exporting timber, pottery, and textiles. The Minoan civilization declined in the late 15th century BCE. Some historians attribute this to a volcanic explosion on the island of Thera, while others argue that it was the result of an invasion by the Mycenaeans.

From The Web / cool and interesting stuff from the web

How would you like to chat with Albert Einstein? Now you can, with a digital version of Einstein, of course. Try it.

Pocket Thought of the day

Speak your mind even if your voice shakes.

Quote of the day

The things of the world cannot affect the soul; they lie inert outside it, and only internal beliefs disturb it. / Marcus Aurelius

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