Welcome to Monday’s News on the March – The week that was in my digital world.
What is Reality? – Alan Watts
Audio lecture at Endeavour
The truth of the matter is – it all begins here (present). This is where the creation begins…You can’t conceive reality. You could say God is reality….We are so fixated on the future…It’s much better to have a present because if you don’t, it’s useless to make plans because when they work out you won’t be there to enjoy them, you’ll be thinking of something else.
So this is one activity which is curiously different from all others (meditation) – it has no purpose, it’s rather like music or dancing in that respect. You see, music is peculiar because it is a marvellous pattern of sounds which doesn’t mean anything except itself. In music we come into the present, not a hairline present, but an expanded present. In this you are released into reality. That is why it is said the angels in Heaven have harps and why they circle the throne of God and sing ‘Hallelujah’…(Listen to audio lecture here)
Tom Cruise at 60
Audio presentation at BBC Sounds
As he turns 60, Tom Cruise remains at the top of his game. His latest blockbuster, Top Gun: Maverick, is the world’s highest grossing film of the year so far. So how has he managed to remain relevant and successful for more than forty years? For 5 Minutes On, our Entertainment reporter Steve Holden, has been looking back at the actor’s career and hearing from people who’ve met him. (Listen to audio presentation here)
WHO Nudge Unit chief – ‘So what if I’m a Communist’?
Video presentation at UnHerd
Freddie Sayers reflects on the appointment of Prof. Susan Michie, who he interviewed in 2020 for LockdownTV, to the WHO Behavioural Insights advisory group. (Watch video presentation here)
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