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21C, episode 3: Worry

"You are addicted to thought."
-- +Alan Watts 

1.   Contentment
Now and then you can rest in relative contentment, except for when you've got nothing to do, and you are left with no other option than being with yourself - which is kind of a worrying thought.

2.   Denial
These are all your desires to command and control, your inner manager, your inner leader, your inner boss, your inner critic, your inner strict parent. Embrace this part of your self, and allow these desires a meaningful, constructive outlet.

3.   Confusion
These are all your desires neatly summed up by your pressing the search buttons of your own life. Particularly all the search-yet-do-not-find quests. These desires are serving you well, pushing you ever forward, walking your unique path.

4.   Renewal
These are all your unique gifts that the rest of the world is waiting for you to offer. As soon as you have begun embracing the first two stages, the third emerges, there for you to share and enrich your circles of influence.

5.   Contentment
These are your deepest desires, all centered around becoming your true self. Once you have realized even a tiny glimpse of these desires, others will be attracted to you.

Once you've realize you are moving through life, from contentment to contentment, you realize what seemed like a roller-coaster of alternating chills and thrills, of vicious and virtuous cycles, turns a spiral.

After you've consciously, deliberately revisited a moment of contentment, each iteration of through the stages of the circle turns into a spiralling, a deeply meaningful ascent as well as an increasingly happy descent into embodied, enactive presence: an increasingly intentionally chosen path. Your path.

Previous episodes:

21C, episode 1: In A Network
https://goo.gl/UDBA4Y

In a network - refers to a number of things, including a growing number of short texts, which will be designed and packaged into physical and digital products - cards and apps.

21C, episode 2: American Insecurity
https://goo.gl/2EqTDE

The short description of the why of the 21C Collection and the #21C   hashtags, is an open, extendable approach for

#sociallearning

The whereto of social learning is
#winwinwin  

#21C   #21CEnaction #worry
#contentment #denial #confusion #renewal  
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There will be live webcasts of His Holiness the Dalai Lama's teachings and talks from Australia on June 8-14, 2015.

Times are in Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST - GMT+10.00) and Australian Western Standard Time (AWST = GMT+8.00)

June 8th - Public Talk
His Holiness will give a talk on "The Wisdom of Forgiveness" at the Katoomba Public School in Leura, Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia. Live broadcast can be viewed at http://dalaila.ma/1H70QBG
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm AEST

June 11th - Multi-Faith Prayers for World Peace
His Holiness will participate in a Multi-Faith event at the Cathedral of St. Stephens in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The live webcast can be viewed at http://archbne.org/bzw
Time: 2:45pm – 3:45pm AEST

June 11th-12th - Buddhist Teaching
His Holiness will teach on Nagarjuna's "Precious Garland" at the Brisbane Convention Center in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Live broadcast can be viewed at http://dalaila.ma/1H70QBG
Times:
June 11th: 9:00am – 11:00am & 12:30pm -2:30pm AEST
June 12th: 9:00am – 11:00am AEST

June 12th - Public Talk
His Holiness will give a public talk on "The Wisdom of Compassion at the Riverstage in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Live broadcast can be viewed at http://dalaila.ma/1H70QBG
Time: 12:30pm - 2:30pm AEST

June 14th - Public Talk
His Holiness will give a public talk on "The Wisdom of Giving & Receiving" at the Perth Arena in Perth, WA, Australia. Live broadcast can be viewed at http://dalaila.ma/1H70QBG
Time: 1:30pm – 3:30pm AWST

For times in your area 1:00pm AEST on May 8th in Brisbane, Australia, is the same as 8:30am IST on May 8th in New Delhi, India: 4:00am BST on May 8th in London, England; and 8:00pm PDT on May 7th in Los Angeles, California, USA. Other times can be found using Time Zone Converter (http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html)

Photo of His Holiness the Dalai Lama wearing a classic Australian hat presented to him during his visit to Adelaide, Australia on June 21, 2013. (Photo by Rusty Stewart)
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Think about this:If you care enough to try to solve a problem, then it matters to you. If it matters to you, it must affect you in some way. If it affects you strongly, that means that you are probably inside the problem.But often we try to solve problems as if we are outside them. When people describe a problem you will often see them pointing away from themselves. You will hear the word “them” a lot. That’s because “they” are seen as the proble...
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It's those small things that fill me with so much wonder these days.  Those things I've so often ignored and neglected over the course of my rough and tumble years.

The smile my son gives me as we play.
The breeze idling through arm hairs.
A dog's enthusiastic nose pressed against my face.
The scent of an old friend, minutes after an embrace.

The snow fell in Dallas in February - it was beautiful.
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You can change the world.

Every day, you pass by someone, somewhere who has a need.

There's a need for us to think both globally and locally - but some of the biggest changes you can make to the world are through simple acts of giving - here and now.

First step, look inside - what is it the you have to give.

A kind word
A small donation
A smile to a stranger

The Butterfly Effect is a powerful concept in which you understand every small act as being a potential catalyst for much larger change.

"In chaos theory, the butterfly effect is the sensitive dependence on initial conditions in which a small change in one state of a deterministic nonlinear system can result in large differences in a later state."

To that point, today's small act of complimenting a manager on an employee's kindness could lead her to a path of promotion.  Her promotion could lead her to a management style of generosity, knowing that recognition of good work could lead others to leadership in giving.

A small token of good faith to a struggling non-profit could be the boost in the arm the staff needed to get over the yearly budget threshold.

The key is mindset.  Don't consider your ability to give, a small thing - instead, consider your ability to give the potential initial catalyst in the Butterfly Effect.

Focus on the small, daily, local things you can do.  Those are the ones that are often times overlooked, because we're so distracted by macro-events.

Change the world today, this hour, this minute, this second.

There is opportunity to give everywhere one stops to look.
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“We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable. So did the divine right of kings.” — Ursula K. Le Guin
This award winning author explains how science fiction and fantasy writers can stand up to the corporate system.
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Hi, I'm Micah Boswell.  I'm a Dad first, and a User Experience Creative Second.  I have a long list of thirds, which include design, travel, poetry, reading, RPG games, sailing, movies and more. 

I believe in the power of creativity.  I believe in the power of love, compassion, humility and most of all, the second chances life grants us.  I believe in accepting and creating serendipity.  I believe in you.
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As the son of clergy, I grew up with a deep conceptual understanding of grace, love and acceptance. I honestly didn't really get the true meaning of those words until much later in life. Through suffering, I grokked, if you will, the importance of self, and not just the public image of self. Still learning, still grateful.
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Great service, an owner who also is the Itamae (sushi chef) and some unique approaches that are worth making this place a regular place to visit. Try the Xalapa roll.
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Authentic Peruvian Ceviche, great service and a real jewel. If you've ever had real Peruvian food, you know it's not easy to replicate. Inca's Cafe has it down, all the way to the nuanced differences between Northern and Southern Peruvian. My favorites are the Ceviche, the Aji de Gallina and the Lomito Saltado. Have some green ahi sauce and a Leche de Tigre to top it off. Exquisite. Authentic, Friendly and Relaxed.
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I've been going to Mai's since 1993. Having grown up overseas and in big cities, a big part of my life has been eating authentic international foods. Mai's is consistently good, fresh and real. The same family members who were working there in 1993 are still working there, and they take great pride in the consistency. Recommendations would be any of the Pho's, the #26 grass noodle bowl, the iced coffee and the imperial shrimp rolls. You can't go wrong. It's simply one of Dallas' best Vietnamese restaurants.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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