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December

Three Gifts and a Bonus

Monday December 20, 2021

In this, my final blog before Christmas, I wanted to give you gifts of enormous value without cost to you. All are YouTube videos, and I am stunned that people are prepared to give so much without asking for anything in return. This, to me, is the spirit of Moodscope.

GIFT 1: EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED
https://youtu.be/rPh3c8Sa37M I was deeply touched by a message of how much you and I ‘matter’ even when we don’t feel like it. Even our breathing makes a difference to the future.

Leonardo da Vinci coined the phrase, “Everything is connected.” You are connected. You are made of stardust, and the iron that makes it possible for you to live comes from Supernovas. Forget Ironman! At your core, is iron – you are Ironheart!

Thus, every heartbeat is connected. Every breath you take contributes to future generations. Every outbreath you make is mirrored by the in breath of a plant. Every inbreath you make is mirrored by the outbreath of a plant. You are a history-maker, a planetshaker. Watch the video to embrace the concept of “The Palette of Being,” it is transformational. May you create a new colour for 2022! The Colours of Moodscope?

GIFT 2: JOY
Next up is Tshering Tobgay, The Prime Minister of Bhutan. In this TED Talk, Tshering shares how the country has a mission to put happiness before financial growth in terms of priorities, and of how they’ve managed to become Carbon Negative as a Nation. I watch this secondarily for the message of hope for all Nations, and primarily for the JOY of the chap and the vision of his Country.
https://youtu.be/7Lc_dlVrg5M

GIFT 3: ART
Is the secret of resilience to turn every experience we have into ‘Art’? Writer, Neil Gaiman’s Commencement Speech, “Make Good Art,” to the University of the Arts, is simply stunning. Neil is behind famous films and series such as the film, “Stardust,” and recent series, “Good Omens,” co-authored with Terry Pratchett.
https://youtu.be/plWexCID-kA

The message is one of the most empowering I know: you can use everything in your life to serve your bigger purpose. Neil believes we are all artists – whether poets or painters, potters or sculptors, knitters or narrators, photographers or writers… What we can do, must do, desire to do is to, “Make Good Art.”

BONUS
This one would seem to be purely for videographers! I say, “Seem,” because I now watch this to catch Peter’s energy. Like the Prime Minister of Bhutan, Peter McKinnon is JOYous. I ‘found’ Peter originally when I was seeking to understand what “B-Roll” is. I was hooked and have cheerfully watched other videos where he enthuses about topics as diverse as leather-working, and, of course, creating the best coffee on the planet.
https://youtu.be/TXzLvYN-HSc

I hope this opens the floodgates of sharing gifts today. I would relish the opportunity to know what YouTube videos lift your spirit and enrich your life.

Joyeux Noël!!!

Lex
A Moodscope member.

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