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Living contagiously

  1. Life is a mysterious, wonderful, juicy place.
  2. Why do we have so little tolerance for mystery and wonder?
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  7. Standing on a whale, fishing for minnows
  8. Paul Sparks Head of Innovation, Social Experience Architect
  9. THE ART OF LIVING CONTAGIOUSLY
  10. Good Ideas Are Contagious They spread like viruses
  11. Story is a vehicle for good ideas
  12. FIRST, MY SUCCESS STORY
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  15. I am addicted to ART
  16. The purpose of art is the gradual lifelong construction of a state of wonder and serenity. -Glen Gould
  17. <ul><li>The new opportunity of artists: </li></ul><ul><li>To merge the traditions of cultural myths and storytelling </li></ul><ul><li>to create heart-opening, earth-shattering experiences </li></ul><ul><li>wrapped in the medium of film </li></ul><ul><li>spreading virally through the peer-to-peer connections on the social web. </li></ul>
  18. To challenge the status quo, violate expectations, & leave people questioning their assumptions
  19. Text Text Text Text -Pre-Med Degree -Started College Notes Business to get through college -Licensed Massage Therapist with Private Practice - Bartender @ Ritz Carlton - Organic Raw Food Chef Business - Web/ Graphic Design - Creative/ Art Director - Writer, Poet, Culture Curator
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  34. If you want to speak to humanity ... get in touch with your own humanity
  35. Gary V : Get Eyeballs by Curating what you’re passionate about
  36. The question is not: How do I influence society? but instead: How do I become an influential human being?
  37. Answer: Pursue Your Passion.
  38. Rumi: That One Thing...
  39. One Person's Awakening Can Elevate the Consciousness of the Planet.
  40. Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken -Oscar Wilde
  41. What do you mean you can't afford to live your passion?! You can't afford NOT TO ! The greatest risk is taking no risk at all. Better to die trying!
  42. The equation is simple. If you don’t do whatever it takes to live on purpose, then you’ll live a purposeless life!
  43. Let what you love be what you do, because what you love is the very thing that you are best at... it is the thing that you were designed for. What you came to this earth to do! Everything else in your life is worth risking in order to uncover and express your gifts and passions!
  44. <ul><li>People have the notion of saving the world by shifting things around, changing the rules, and who’s on top, and so forth. No, no! Any world is a valid world if it’s alive. The thing to do is to bring life to it, and the only way to do that is to find in your own case where the life is and become alive yourself. </li></ul><ul><li>~Joseph Campbell </li></ul><ul><li>If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. When you can see that, you begin to meet people who are in your field of bliss, and they open doors to you. I say, follow your bliss and ...don't be afraid, and doors will open where you didn't know they were going to be.  </li></ul><ul><li>~Joseph campbell </li></ul><ul><li>There are no prescriptive solutions, no grand designs for grand problems. Life's solutions lie in the minute particulars involving more and more individual people daring to create their own life and art, daring to listen to the voice within their deepest, original nature, and deeper still, the voice within the earth. </li></ul><ul><li>Stephen Nachmanovitch </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;We're in a freefall into future. We don't know where we're going. Things are changing so fast, and always when you're going through a long tunnel, anxiety comes along. And all you have to do to transform your hell into a paradise is to turn your fall into a voluntary act. It's a very interesting shift of perspective and that's all it is... joyful participation in the sorrows and everything changes.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>— Joseph Campbell (Sukhavati) </li></ul><ul><li>When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds; your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be. </li></ul><ul><li>(Patanjali) </li></ul>
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  48. When the heart weeps for what it has lost, the spirit laughs for what it has gained. -Sufi Saying
  49. What is the role of art / story / poetry / aesthetic in today’s digital age?
  50. Human Network 1:00
  51. So, Cisco makes internet routers but they haven’t lost sight that it’s about humans connecting with other humans
  52. If you want to spread a message Make it human
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  55. 11,065,386 views! ( Aug 20, 2010 ) 2.2 million online views first month! http://www.ultimatelifespan.com/105/embrace-life-always-wear-your-seatbelt/
  56. Let’s go deeper
  57. Using metaphors in storytelling is a powerful way of expressing the inexpressible' or `saying the unsayable'.
  58. The best metaphor is humanizing essential principle of myth greek mythology myth in movies Yet that which transcends all talk is the very essence of your own being, so you're resting on it and you know it. The function of mythological symbols is to give you a sense of &quot;Aha! Yes. I know what it is, it's myself.&quot; This is what it's all about, and then you feel a kind of centering, centering, centering all the time. And whatever you do can be discussed in relationship to this ground of truth.
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  60. How can I make these types of experiences?
  61. Impactful art can only be created by an impactful person
  62. You know it will rock other people’s hearts because it’s rocking your own.
  63. MORE THOUGHTS
  64. Stories are the vehicle that moves metaphor and image into experience. Like metaphor and images, stories communicate  what is generally invisible and ultimately inexpressible . In  seeking to understand these realities through time, stories  provide a perspective that touches on the divine, allowing us  to see reality in full context, as part of its larger whole. Stories invite a kind of vision that gives shape and form even to the invisible, making the images move, clothing the metaphors, throwing color into the shadows. Of all the devices available to us, stories are the surest way of touching the human spirit.   -- The Spirituality of Imperfection
  65. Android: Keep Walking 1:00
  66. Okay, so I want to apply this to my own life. How will I know if I’m on the right track?
  67. GUIDING PRINCIPLE: When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds; your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be. ( Patanjali )
  68. Our job is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. Mark Twain
  69. The best of any story or communication is not the thought which it contains, but the thought which it suggests ; just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones but in the echoes of our hearts. - John Whittier
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  71. It’s about the human connection.
  72. Where are we heading?
  73. &quot;There's good news and there's bad news. The bad news: Civilization, as we know it is about to end. Now, the good news: civilization, as we know it, is about to end.&quot; (Swami Beyondananda)
  74. <ul><li>So, my fellow creators. </li></ul><ul><li>If we are in charge of making a New Earth </li></ul><ul><li>Where do we begin? </li></ul><ul><li>What stories do we want at the heart of our experiments? </li></ul>
  75. Have you caused a disruption today?

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