What Makes Your Identity?
What makes a person who they are? Is it possible to truly know yourself? Take a moment to think about it. We are all searching to find out who we are. Maybe the point is that we already are who we are suppose to be. As Ram Dass put it: "I think I spent 30 years of my life, trying to become something, I wanted to become good at things, I wanted to become good at tennis, I wanted to become good at school and grades and everything I kind of viewed in that perspective. I'm not okay the way I am, but if I got good at things. I realized I had the game wrong, because the game was to find out what I already was." - Dr. Richard Alpert/Ram Dass ~Alyssa Lapp Shifting Perspectives Counseling If you are in need of mental health counseling or someone to bounce perspectives off feel free to get in touch with me via my website: www.shiftingperspectivescounseling.com ****If you are in immediate crisis please contact your nearest emergency services. If you are in the USA you can contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 Check out these pages for more information: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shiftingperspectivescounseling/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shiftingperspectivescounseling LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/alyssa-lapp
The Feeling of Loneliness
We've all felt lonely before. Our habitual negative thinking mixed with the instinctive need for connection creates a feeling of loneliness even if we are surrounded by others. What does loneliness mean to you? Is it just the thoughts that make us feel this way? Are we really alone or are we all connected and therefore never truly alone? ~Alyssa Lapp Shifting Perspectives Counseling If you are in need of mental health counseling or someone to bounce perspectives off feel free to get in touch with me via my website: www.shiftingperspectivescounseling.com ****If you are in immediate crisis please contact your nearest emergency services. If you are in the USA you can contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 Check out these pages for more information: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shiftingperspectivescounseling/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shiftingperspectivescounseling LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/alyssa-lapp
Stanford's Sapolsky On Depression in U.S. (Full Lecture)
Stanford Professor Robert Sapolsky, posits that depression is the most damaging disease that you can experience. Right now it is the number four cause of disability in the US and it is becoming more common. Sapolsky states that depression is as real of a biological disease as is diabetes. Stanford University: http://www.stanford.edu/ Stanford University Channel on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/stanford
Michael Pollan - Psychedelics and How to Change Your Mind | Bioneers
Michael Pollan's new book "How To Change Your Mind" surveys the highly controversial terrain of the renaissance of both the science and popular usage of psychedelic substances. As one of our most brilliant and clear-eyed explorers of such topics as plant intelligence and how we feed ourselves, Michael will share his luminous insights from what began as investigative reportage and became a very personal interior journey into the mystery of consciousness and the nature of spirituality. Read an excerpt from Michael Pollan's book, How To Change Your Mind, at https://bioneers.org/how-to-change-your-mind-ze0z1805/ This keynote talk was delivered at the 2018 National Bioneers Conference. Introduction by Kenny Ausubel, Bioneers Co-Founder and CEO. Bio: Michael Pollan, a contributing writer to The New York Times Magazine since 1987, Professor of Journalism at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism and Director of the Knight Program in Science and Environmental Journalism, is one of the nation's most influential writers and scientific and environmental investigative journalists. His many award-winning, best-selling books include: The Botany of Desire; The Omnivore's Dilemma; In Defense of Food; and, most recently, How to Change Your Mind. *** Since 1990, Bioneers has acted as a fertile hub of social and scientific innovators with practical and visionary solutions for the world's most pressing environmental and social challenges. To find more talks like this one, along with engaging articles, interviews, podcasts and ways to take action, visit www.bioneers.org. Subscribe to the Bioneers Radio Series, available on iTunes and other podcast providers and on your local radio station. Support Bioneers today: www.bioneers.org/donate Please join our mailing list (http://www.bioneers.org/subscribe) Stay in touch via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Bioneers.org) Follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/bioneers) Follow us on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/bioneers/)
Life is NOT a Journey - Alan Watts
Alan Wilson Watts (6 January 1915 – 16 November 1973) was a British philosopher, writer, and speaker, best known as an interpreter and populariser of Eastern philosophy for a Western audience. His philosophies seem to transcend ego, politics and limitations. His monologues have a powerful way of connecting distant abstract ideas with the present moment and his words have a unique way of putting life into perspective. Life is a gift. These animations take a tremendous amount of time and effort. If you'd like to help keep this channel running, then please support After Skool on Patreon. Your generosity means the world! Thank you https://www.patreon.com/AfterSkool For more interesting animation, please subscribe! Send us your video ideas or get in touch if you want to make an animation of you own.
Happiness is NOT the Meaning of Life - Alan Watts
Some of history's greatest philosophers have spent their entire lives writing about the meaning of life. Why are we here? Surely there must be a reason? Many people in western culture believe the meaning of life is to "be happy". Alan Watts has a brilliant way of eloquently challenging this notion. If we were to live in a state of eternal bliss, then bliss would become dull. Without darkness, there would be no light. Without pain, there would be no pleasure. Happiness is based in perspective. Embrace every aspect of life, the good and the bad, and learn to see the beauty in it. Please help us keep this channel running by supporting us on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/AfterSkool . Your donation will go directly to creating better animations.Thank you! Song at the end: Adi Osi - Chiara For more interesting videos, please subscribe!
Why You Shouldn't Want To Live Forever - Alan Watts
Alan Wilson Watts (6 January 1915 – 16 November 1973) was a well-known British philosopher, writer and speaker, best known for his interpretation of Eastern philosophy for Western audiences. He left behind more than 25 books and an audio library of nearly 400 talks, which are still in great demand. The audio from this video comes from a full lecture that can be heard here https://www.organism.earth/library/document/20#ch7 The After Skool book finally on Amazon! https://www.amazon.com/Dont-Country-Flags-Color-Purple/dp/0578489244/ref=sr_1_1?qid=1571374688&refinements=p_27%3AAfter+Skool&s=books&sr=1-1&text=After+Skool Please consider supporting After Skool on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/AfterSkool If you're interested in having us create an animation for your company visit https://www.afterskool.net/ Check out the new After Skool T-shirt design! https://teespring.com/stores/afterskool Artwork at 7 minutes into the video by Syamarani Dasi and Alex Grey Thanks for watching!
10 Life Lessons From The Taoist Master Lao Tzu (Taoism)
In this video we will be talking about 10 Life Lessons from the Taoist master, Lao Tzu. Lao Tzu is considered to be the founder of Taoism and is also credited as the writer of Taoism’s most sacred text, Tao Te Ching. So here are 10 Taoism lessons that we can learn from Lao Tzu 01. Look within and you will find everything you need 02. By letting go, you become free 03. Let go of your labels if you truly want to know yourself 04. Pay no attention to evil and it will crumble away 05. Kindness and compassion for others will always win in the end 06. Be yourself without caring what others think 07. Wisdom and strength come from remaining humble 08. Change is inevitable, so embrace it, even if it seems uncomfortable 09. Learn to follow first if you ever wish to lead 10. Always go with the flow Taoism is a Chinese philosophy attributed to Lao Tzu which contributed to the folk religion of the people primarily in the rural areas of China and became the official religion of the country under the Tang Dynasty. Taoism is therefore both a philosophy and a religion. Taoism teaches to embrace wonder and the joy in living gracefully with style. Lao Tzu is a central figure in Chinese culture, but his words can apply to people all over the world. Hope we could add value with this video. Subscribe To Downtown Success – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp1mRTkVlqDnxz_9S0YD9YQ Music - Enchanting Inspirational Music - Royalty Free - This Moment https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VObTSz0ufhQ