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Bill Moyers and Junot Díaz: Together at Last
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Haha, so in accord with this evening's thread of discussion about acquainting oneself with great works before engaging another person with ideas on smaller scales, I just remembered a few snippits of thought that were stirred and deferred by this post/its accompanying video.

I didn't make it very far in watching/listening to the show when you first posted this over the holiday season, but two notes:

"You need to cultivate the marti* mind..." - Diaz ~01:58

That's an iteration of aikido in concept. I'll even link to a post of mine that pulls a few descriptions of the idea into one place if you want to find more, but that's pretty much it. The only part now missing from the internet that makes aikido relevant and compelling is a brief essay about "do" as a process of losing the self, which I came to realize was discovering underlying/overarching humanity.

The Moyers quote I mentioned in the cafe:
“What we need to match the science of human health is what the ancient Israelites called ‘hocma’—the science of the heart. . . the capacity to see. . . to feel. . . and then to act. . . as if the future depended on you. Believe me, it does.”-Bill Moyers

I liked the quote a lot, but never actually read or saw anything else by Moyers until now!

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