So my technique really is I like to hear people that have different views, and try to figure out, as I said earlier, what is it that has created their view of life. My attempt is to try to understand those with whom I disagree.
~ Former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright speaking to Time about her new book, Fascism: A Warning, on generosity of spirit being the best antidote to the qualities that enable fascism
I love podcasts. Rather than listening to music or staring mindlessly out the window, I try to listen to use the time to learn something new. Three podcasts caught my ear this week.
Oprah had a SuperSoul conversation with Jack Kornfield, a leading Buddhist teacher in the US. This podcast was really a great explainer of what Buddhism is and how that it really isn’t a religion and that even if you are a religious person it is not incompatible with it. He also talks about mindful living and offers tips on growing a practice
On the 10% Happier Podcast, Dan Harris spoke with Janice Marturano about mindful leadership, a subject that I have a strong interest in. She shared her experience of coming to mindfulness and the relief of having a daily practice has brought her. They also explore how she brought mindfulness to General Mills where she was a Vice President.
Another podcast that I really like is The Daily from the New York Times. I really like it because it’s a 20 minute deep dive on the news of the day. On Wednesday they explored Mark Zuckerberg’s appearance before a US Senate committee in wake of the Cambridge Analytica data privacy breach scandal. Time Tech Columnist Kevin Roose, felt that it was more like trying to find out exactly what FaceBook is (a five-hour tech support call), rather than what it does.
What I am listening to.
U2 – Get Out Of Your Own Way
Listen to the new acoustic version on Spotify.
What caught your eye this week? Leave a comment below.