I just wanted to let you all know that if you're on Facebook, we now have a page specifically dedicated to all of the things I write and speak about in the Meditations books and in my live presentations. I tend to post frequently on Facebook as it is, so we felt it would be a good thing to consolidate a lot of what I post into one place that could be easily followed by everyone. I will still be posting longer pieces here at The Signal (which also goes directly to the email accounts of everyone who has signed up), and occasionally duplicating some of the quote pics, but for more frequent day-to-day inspiration, visit the page and join in on the Awesomist Revolution. We'd love to have you come along! https://www.facebook[...]
The flip of a coin works as a decision-making device not because of the effect it has on destiny, or fate, or luck — but because in those moments when the coin is spinning in the air, we realize that our opportunity to choose is about to be taken away, and suddenly, we realize what we truly want.
Sometimes the greatest gift others can give us is the example of their choices. Last week we observed the anniversary of a day when a great many people died senseless, needless deaths — but in their last moments, those people made a tragedy into something with deep meaning because of their choices, and the example they gave to the rest of us.
Some of them died suddenly, with no time to reach out. But many of them, realiz[...]
The special promotion, offering a free PDF of the book Drawing out the Dragons: A Meditation on Art, Destiny, and the Power Of Choice, was supposed to close at midnight, on September 10th. Because of the significance of the date of the following day, I decided to leave it up. I'm glad I did.
Someone who needed the book, badly, tried the link on that day — and got the book. They spent most of that night struggling with a decision to contact me, and most of the next morning trying to do it. A phone message that they couldn't leave, followed by an email that was blank; and finally, one that wasn't. They were grateful for the book — and in serious personal trouble. And now they're not. I talked them through it until som[...]
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