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#249 — Distance & Arrival

Making Sense with Sam Harris

14 May 2021

33mins

Owltail Summaries

1 quote, 3 ideas & 1 question from each episode

_________

#249 — Distance & Arrival

14 May 2021

33mins

Weekly hand curated podcast episodes for learning

Quote

"Maturity is the ability to live fully and equally across the past, the present, and the future all at once."

Ideas

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In life, destinations are an illusion, as at the arrival of a destination, a new one pops up.
It is the journey along the way of each destination, that we get to truly experience and enjoy.

And therefore, life is about choosing the right destinations but focusing and enjoying the journey that it takes us on.

The ultimate secret is that the journey to a destination is filled with more than anything the destination could offer.

1

In life, destinations are an illusion, as at the arrival of a destination, a new one pops up.
It is the journey along the way of each destination, that we get to truly experience and enjoy.

And therefore, life is about choosing the right destinations but focusing and enjoying the journey that it takes us on.

The ultimate secret is that the journey to a destination is filled with more than anything the destination could offer.

2

We often don't appreciate what we have until it's gone.
One strategy in helping you review whether or not you're appreciating and doing things right is, imagining you completely losing everything, your sight, smell, anything valuable, and then having it given back to you.

How would you feel if you had died yesterday and then today you're reborn? What would you change with this second chance?

2

We often don't appreciate what we have until it's gone.
One strategy in helping you review whether or not you're appreciating and doing things right is, imagining you completely losing everything, your sight, smell, anything valuable, and then having it given back to you.

How would you feel if you had died yesterday and then today you're reborn? What would you change with this second chance?

3

Help is strangely, something we want to do without, despite it being something we deeply depend on.
From the day that we are born, we need extraordinary physical & psychological nurturing. Even as adults, we need those around us at work or at home, to help and support us.

Help isn't something to not want, but something we must learn to do well. To ask for help and to learn how to ask for the right kind of help, is a primary, not secondary part, of our growth.

3

Help is strangely, something we want to do without, despite it being something we deeply depend on.
From the day that we are born, we need extraordinary physical & psychological nurturing. Even as adults, we need those around us at work or at home, to help and support us.

Help isn't something to not want, but something we must learn to do well. To ask for help and to learn how to ask for the right kind of help, is a primary, not secondary part, of our growth.

Questions

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Can you think about how losing something of value and getting it back would change how you acted?

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Can you think about how losing something of value and getting it back would change how you acted?

What else is in the episode

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How we are shaped by our shaping of the world and are shaped again in turn

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How we are shaped by our shaping of the world and are shaped again in turn

2

he most powerful invitation leadership can give

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he most powerful invitation leadership can give

3

The difference between visible & invisible help

3

The difference between visible & invisible help

Who is David Whyte?

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Led off leading natural history expeditions in the Amazon and Himalayas, and then went onto work with companies such as Boeing, AT&T, NASA and more for organizational leadership. Finally, he's written ten volumes of poetry and four books on topics such as human identity, human striving happiness & more.

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Led off leading natural history expeditions in the Amazon and Himalayas, and then went onto work with companies such as Boeing, AT&T, NASA and more for organizational leadership. Finally, he's written ten volumes of poetry and four books on topics such as human identity, human striving happiness & more.

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