Flow

“I really don’t know why it is that all of us are so committed to the sea, except I think it is because in addition to the fact that the sea changes and the light changes and ships change, it’s because we all came from the sea. And it is an interesting biological fact that all of us have, in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch it we are going back from whence we came.

The Secret Life of Water

A Critical Resource

Be Like Water: Practical Wisdom from the Martial Arts  by Joseph Cardillo

Read The Complete ‘Art of War’https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/sun-tzu/works/art-of-war/

Remember the last time that you were so focused, that you felt at the absolute top of your form -- alert, energized and free of self-consciousness?  Flows shows how you can achieve this state of mind at will. Drawing on over 30 years of breakthrough research into what makes people satisfied, he explains the key elements of flow.

Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

We Are Tied To The Ocean

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- John F. Kennedy

Be Like Water

What Water Does For You

What if you stopped drinking water?

THE ART OF WAteR

Be Formless:

Law #48 - ’48 Laws of Power’

Law #48 - Assume Formlessness

By taking a shape, by having a visible plan, you open yourself to attack.  Instead of taking a form for your enemy to grasp, keep yourself adaptable and on the move.  Accept the fact that nothing is certain and no law is fixed.  The best way to protect yourself is to be as fluid and formless as water; never bet on stability or lasting order. 

Everything changes.

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In The Secret Life of Water, the author guides us along water’s remarkable journey through our planet and continues his work to reveal water’s secret life to humankind and how we can apply its wisdom to our own lives, and how, by learning to respect and appreciate water, we can better confront the

challenges that face the twenty-first century—and rejuvenate the planet.

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“Be water my friend”

Bruce Lee

More on water and flow...

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Tao Te Ching Chapter 66

By Lao Tzu


All streams flow to the sea

because it is lower than they are.


Humility gives it its power.


If you want to govern the people,

you must place yourself below them.


If you want to lead the people,

you must learn how to follow them.


The Master is above the people,

and no one feels oppressed.


She goes ahead of the people,

and no one feels manipulated.


The whole world is grateful to her.


Because she competes with no one,

no one can compete with her

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After Alaska’s 1964 earthquake stranded salt water stickleback fish in freshwater ponds, it took just 50 years for them to evolve into happy pond dwellers.

"Individually these ants would be nothing, but five or ten million of them together--and suddenly they are a force to be reckoned with. Because they act as if they are a single animal with a single purpose--to preserve the home that they all live in together.”

Cooperative Servitude:

It took him years of searching in the Canadian Arctic, but in 2004, Neil Shubin found the fossilized remains of what he thinks is one of our most important ancestors. Turns out, it's a fish.

The electric eel's powerful ability to deliver deadly shocks — up to 600 volts — makes it the most famous electric fish, but hundreds of other species produce weaker electric fields. Now, a new genetic study of electric fish has revealed the surprising way they got electrified.

Evolutionary changes in the early Cambrian period were, on average, 5.5 times faster than today - meaning natural selection had temporarily sped up. Lee speculates that, because genes and anatomy evolved at the same rate, the changes were likely driven by the appearance of new competition and predators.

"The Future of Work" A Discussion around the theme "prepare to be disrupted" ranged from how the emergent sharing economy, along with 3D desktop manufacturing, would take work back into the home to worries that automation could eliminate as much as 47 percent of current jobs in the United States.

Leaf-cutter ants - The Ultimate Cooperative Society

Part of NPR’s
‘The Human Edge’ Serieshttp://www.npr.org/series/128245649/the-human-edge

In fact, not only are we related to an ancient fish, but many of the parts critical for making yeast are also critical for making us.

"About one-third of the yeast genes have a direct equivalent version that still exists in humans.”

- Gavin Sherlock

Stanford Univ. Geneticist

Scientists in California report they are using the rapidly reproducing organism to track evolutionary changes. The twist is that the new work on evolution has implications for human cancers.

Part of NPR’s
‘The Human Edge’ Serieshttp://www.npr.org/series/128245649/the-human-edge

Nathan Gardels   Editor-in-chief, THEWORLDPOST

“Amy Rosen writes that the skill most needed in the future is an entrepreneurial mindset to navigate the ever-changing innovation economy.”

Ant Flow: Why Ants Handle Traffic Better Than Humans

(3:19)

“Ants seem to get more disciplined as their density increases.”

Flow

These west African frogs have been known to spontaneously change sex from female to male.[2] This likely occurs when the population does not have enough males to allow procreation and is accomplished when a chemical trigger activates the sex gene to disintegrate the female organs and develop the male ones.[3]

Adaptation

Be Like Water

Sex Changes In Nature: Yes, It Does Happen!

My growth approach was inspired by Clayton M. Christensen book How Will You Measure Your Life? Read it, be immune to social conformism and pressure, show your true self and have your own answer. So... how do you measure your life?


I look at growth mindfully. To me it’s more about growing deeper than broader. This holistic perspective is in alignment with my values and my idea of how I measure my life. Looking at growth multidimensionally, I’ve been aspiring to have a meaningful business that is profitable and makes a difference. Instead of focusing on how to make it even more profitable, I recognized the sweet spot of enough and refocused my energy on growing in other areas of my life.

Getting rid off the obsessive pursuit of business growth has been liberating and rewarding.

evolution

cooperation

adaptation

evolution

evolution

evolution

Adaptation

How Much Water Should You Drink A Day?


Your Throat

Will Tell

You.

Tai Chi (Taiji) "Supreme Ultimate" state of   undifferentiated absolute and infinite potential

“Do not strive for things occurring to occur as you wish, but wish the things occurring as they occur, and you will

flow well.”

-Epictetus, The Nature of Things

ADAPT      FLOW              EVOLVE

“dow • osso • fee”

Equip yourself against the trappings

of the ego and align with the way.

Flow

Water as the ultimate model for existence: seamless adaptation to immutable circumstances

as a necessary coping mechanism; formlessness; avoidance of rigidity.

“This is the real secret of life– to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now.

And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.” — Alan Wilson Watts