"Ideas Worth Spreading" - Thank you TED Conferences LLC

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams of Central PA RS334568


“Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.” 

― Brené Brown


We have all heard the phrase "you are what you eat" -


However, have you considered: "you are what you watch, listen to, and invite into your space."

The other night I was sitting beside a crackling fire, I was sipping raspberry tea and enjoying some background holiday tunes, covered by an extra soft blanket. 

It was a fairly perfect moment and suddenly a family member walked in and asked if they could put on the TV.  "Sure, I responded."  Suddenly before my eyes I was immersed into a prison scene.  The music was suspenseful, the lighting was dim and one inmate was bullying another one.  Immediately my stomach tightened. Within seconds, I could sense that a fight would probably break out and I blurted out, "can you change the channel? This is so depressing!" 

Our lives are bombarded with a variety of interruptions.
Commercials dangling the thought that we need this, or that to feel fulfilled.
Songs that speak of sorrow and heartbreak 
Advertisements that try to whisper to our vulnerabilities that we aren't 'enough' 

Yet, I have also found that in the midst of disheartening messages, there is always a glimmer of hope waiting to be noticed....Inspiration ready to be 'caught.'

For me, I thrive on deep connection and authentic conversation, so rather than submitting to just turning on the tube and being subject to the evening movie, I prefer to proactively think through what I will invite into my space.

 

 So, during this holiday season, and beyond - may I invite you to consider the "ideas worth spreading." 

 

Have you watched/listened to any TED Talks lately that brought you to tears?  Caused you to see something form a very different perspective?  Walked you into a concept that overwhelmed you with passion?

If you're looking for some thought provoking TED talks, here are two that embody authenticity and vulnerability in the most courageous way...  


Brené Brown | TEDxHouston The power of vulnerability

Creating extraordinary intimacy in a shutdown world | Michael J. Russer | TEDxUniversityofNevada

 

Wishing each of you a season filled with thought-provoking ideas, true reflection, heart-to-heart connection, and deep intimacy with those you love - and the best part is that we each have the privilege of defining what all that means to us...

Cheers!

Photo by Diego PH on Unsplash
Photo by Fachy Marín on Unsplash

Thank you Carol Williams for extending this challenge to the AR Community.
  

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Maria Sapio
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI - Thank you s very much for your comment that took such thought and care to write.  I actually do watch the TED talks on my TV and then discuss them with others.  If you have a smart TV, you can esily watch them directly from You-Tube and I also have a TED talk app and can watch them directly from the app as well.  However for some reason, it seems that You-Tube has a better selection than the app.  Cheers to you and I hope the TED talks provoke many moments of sacred, vulnerable, authentic, loving, open conversation in your home!

Dec 02, 2018 06:55 AM #17
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Maria Sapio
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Kevin J. May I am most appreciative for your huge compliment and kindness.

Dec 02, 2018 06:55 AM #18
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Maria Sapio
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Gabe Sanders - "Ideas worth spreading" for sure, and I'm glad to hear that you too are inspired by the many fabulous TED speakers.

Dec 02, 2018 06:57 AM #19
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Maria Sapio
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Brian England - I agree with you.  I too dislike watching the news and prefer to watch a news show that tells 'the rest of the story' rather than just depressing snippets.  

Dec 02, 2018 06:58 AM #20
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Maria Sapio
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Grant Schneider - Yes, We are what we eat - whether it is through our mouth, eyes, or ears!  Thank you so much for stopping by to share your thoughts on my post.

Dec 02, 2018 07:00 AM #21
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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This sounds like a great suggestion to"tune in" to something new !

Dec 02, 2018 07:19 AM #22
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Maria Sapio
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson - I love being confronted by such thought provoking ideas and TED is a fantastic resource that challenges and delights at the same time.

Dec 02, 2018 07:21 AM #23
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Hello Maria, I will watch this after the game today.  I believe we are what we eat and I believe we are what we listen to also.  I listen to Tom Ferry You tube so much, it fee and gives lots of suggestion for Real Estate!

 

Dec 02, 2018 07:31 AM #24
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Maria Sapio
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Will Hamm - I love podcasts too and I often listen to Tom Ferry and Brian Buffini for real estate suggestions too.

Dec 02, 2018 07:41 AM #25
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Oh my gosh, had a similar experience recently. Only, it was Bernie's choice to turn on "Escape at Dannemora...it's getting great reviews. However, it's not my cup of tea - it's not where I want to put my energy.  It really made me feel awful - he watched it, but went into another room and read. 

Dec 02, 2018 08:37 AM #26
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Maria Sapio
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - I love your sentiment - "It's not where I want t put my energy."  I love that you could quickly identify that it "made (you) feel awful" and you removed yourself from the situation.  Of course, we all react differently to viewing things, so I would never cast judgement on those that enjoy this type of program, but indeed it is so healthy to be in-tune with our-selves and to know how things impact us.

Dec 02, 2018 09:17 AM #27
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Hi Maria,  Thanks for sharing this Ted Talk.  I enjoy listening to any positive and informative talks as they tend to inspire my whole day.

Dec 02, 2018 09:16 PM #28
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Maria Sapio
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Bob Crane - We all benefit from living in the realm of inspiration.  It's a great practice o fill our mind with encouraging, thought provoking ideas.

Dec 03, 2018 04:33 AM #29
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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Maria, I've never listened to Ted Talks and will be checking out the links.

Dec 04, 2018 04:20 PM #30
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Maria Sapio
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor® I'm so glad to hear that my post has inspired you to consider listening to the TED talks.

Dec 04, 2018 04:28 PM #31
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Beth Atalay
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I love this post Maria Sapio, unfortunately, there's too much negativity in our world. We have to make a conscious decision to search, look for the positive. TED talks is one of my favorites, I follow their FB page as well as YouTube.  

Dec 05, 2018 02:42 PM #32
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Thanks for sharing, I never heard of TEDTalks until reading your post.  I'm one for finding positive things to help me make better decisions.  Reading the comments, I see they have a FB page and Youtube, in which I will now follow.  Again, thank you for a great post.

Dec 06, 2018 11:24 AM #33
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Beth Atalay I so appreciate your comment and I too am always on the hunt for positivity!!

Dec 06, 2018 11:27 AM #34
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Graziella Bruner - Thank you so very much for your gracious comment and I'm so glad that I could be a resource to share the TED talks with you.  I hope you will find "ideas worth spreading" too...!!

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Oh, I love this, Maria! We are what we eat, what we surrounds ourselves with and who we interact with too. I do love the TED Talks and am often inspired by them as well as moved to tears by them. Thank you for sharing these two.

Dec 28, 2018 04:32 AM #36
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