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One Grain of Rice: Mathematics and Emotion

March 14th, 2020 · Comments

This podcast features a version of a very old story, loosely based on the retelling by Hugh William McKibbon called The Token Gift. It uses this story of exponential growth as a way to think about our feelings about the math we hear as experts explain the probabilities of various outcomes. In a time when math is at the heart of a global crisis, it's important to recognize our emotional reaction to the math so that we can use both math and our emotions better.

Tags: storytelling · perception · self-coaching

How will you know your heart’s desire? An old story about the power to choose

November 17th, 2014 · Comments

The stories you hear and remember become your stories. They are anchors to what you believe and what you expect and what difference you think that a choice can make. If you were a storyteller, you would find that some stories stick and some stories slip through your ears and are gone. You would find that the stories that stick, the stories that become your stories, are about you even when they are stories of another time and other people. If you hear a story and remember it, then it is your story. Your brain does not remember without a reason. So listen and notice what sticks and what other stories come to mind to tell you what you believe about finding your heart's desire.

Tags: Trance · Focus · storytelling