TED – brilliant speakers; Entertaining and insightful videos, and you?

October 27th, 2009

I don’t have television, and haven’t for a long time. I spend my evening late night relaxation-chill time reading, writing and occationally watching news and on-line videos. My favorite source for entetaining and inspiring videos is Ted Talks.  Check it out. www.ted.com  It’s great because they are all short videos, about 20 minutes, and brings the best of the best from each speaker. Last night I watched Tim Ferris on learning, Martin Seligmen on Optimism, and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi about FLOW.   Here is the Mihaly video for you to check out.  I have studied his work for years and have certainly experienced it in a variety of settings.  I love the model of Challenge and Ability and all the emotional states in between.  Flow comes to me in many forms. Playing music (percussion), rock climbing (long alpine routes most notably), writing (when I am fully engaged in the content), speaking (when I SHOW UP and am open to my own improv), and I could list a few more but will hold with that.

Check it out, and then be prepared to get hooked on TED! 

When you do, let me know what creates FLOW FOR YOU, will you?

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