KW 11 March 2018
I’m getting ready to move to Bali. But first we have some more work to get done. Videos to be published. And things to be learned.
My last week in Kuala Lumpur just started, and I’m mentally already getting ready for Bali. But first there is more work to be done, and things to experience. I the last week, explored the city just a little tiny bit, met with friends, and shared some lovely conversations. It’s one of the beauties of living with no home, meeting up with people around the world. Experiencing different cities together, and building connection in different places.
One of the guiding themes of the last few weeks has been me shutting down a whole bunch of projects. This week that decision haunted me again. I almost wanted to restart one of them. But in the end, I was able to break through, get to the core, and actually get moving on what I actually want to do more of. The result is in the “What I am doing” section of this weeks email.
If you have any interesting links, apps, ideas, or videos, please share them with me for the upcoming issues of this email newsletter. I’d love to know what you are interested in.
Sidebar: if you are interested in hearing crazy thunders and daily short bursts of rain, come to Kuala Lumpur. It’s an incredible light show every afternoon. I love it. It’s refreshing and cleansing.
Let’s see what this week has in store:
Subtitled “The Armor We Use to Protect Ourselves and Why It Doesn’t Serve Us”, this 1-hour video class explains a lot about shame. The language around it, the way everybody is affected, and how shame is treated in society. It’s powerful to learn about this and understand how to work with it. This will not only have an effect on the people around you, it’s just as much about every one of us and the way we hold ourselves up high.
If you’d prefer a quick version, you can watch “3 Things You Can Do to Stop a Shame Spiral” [2:15 min video]. But my recommendation for more in-depth understanding is the extended version.
The full Video (needs free email signup) [1-hour video]
Precisely one year ago, I challenged myself to produce videos on YouTube. I created about 50 videos in 50 days, and they were very well received. Then I stopped. Fear, anxiety, and shame were all part of the mix that made me hold back. But no more. I started again. This time with a first video about the creative struggle.
A big thank you to Candice for the very necessary challenge to actually get moving.
Watch the full Video [8:30 min video]
In this article, I share a couple of questions that I regularly use in my morning journaling session. They give clarity and a certain ease for the decision making that follows. I hope they will help you as well.
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Listening to some German music again. It’s been part of a short playlist I recently built for my work sessions. A song about building a city for each other. A city where streets leading out, also lead back in. Enjoy.
Listen to Stadt by Cassandra Steen, Adel Tawil
Quotes of the Day:
“Shame is the most powerful, master emotion. It’s the fear that we’re not good enough.”
~ Brene Brown
“The grass is not, in fact, always greener on the other side of the fence. No, not at all. Fences have nothing to do with it. The grass is greenest where it is watered. When crossing over fences, carry water with you and tend the grass wherever you may be.”
~ Robert Fulghum
“The way you tell your story to yourself matters.”
~ Amy Cuddy
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