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Happy Little Clouds

The Joy of Painting, with Bob Ross… remixed.


BONUS! Here’s a similar remix of Mr. Rogers on the power of curiosity, imagination and learning. Enjoy!


1974: Philip K. Dick Discovers The Matrix

In February and March 1974, Philip K. Dick experienced a series of visions of an information-rich “pink light” beam that transmitted directly into his consciousness. A year after the events Dick summarized the experiences that would pervade his writing for the final eight years of his life:

“March 16, 1974: It appeared – in vivid fire, with shining colors and balanced patterns – and released me from every thrall, inner and outer.”

“March 18, 1974: It, from inside me, looked out and saw the world did not compute, that I – and it – had been lied to. It denied the reality, and power, and authenticity of the world, saying, This cannot exist; it cannot exist.”

“March 20, 1974: It seized me entirely, lifting me from the limitations of the space-time matrix; it mastered me as, at the same time, I knew that the world around me was cardboard, a fake. Through its power of perception I saw what really existed, and through its power of no-thought decision, I acted to free myself. It took on in battle, as a champion of all human spirits in thrall, every evil, every Iron Imprisoning thing.”

American Nomads

Beneath the America we think we know lies a nation hidden from view – a nomadic nation, living on the roads, the rails and in the wild open spaces. In its deserts, forests, mountain ranges and on the plains, a huge population of modern nomads pursues its version of the American dream – to live free from the world of careers, mortgages and the white picket fence.


The Hilarious Power of Conformity

This vintage stunt from a 1962 episode of Candid Camera makes for a good laugh. But it also captures something important about human psychology.

We laugh that these people are manipulated like puppets on invisible strings, but this scenario makes us aware of the number of situations in which we mindlessly follow the dictates of group norms and situational forces.

The Strangest Secret in the World

The Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale has sold over a million copies and is the only gold record ever achieved for the spoken word. Its message is simple, yet powerful, and it became the basis for the Nightingale-Conant Corporation. Many thousands of people have attributed this recording with turning their lives around and helping them make their fortunes in the world.

And the secret is… “We become what we think about.”

Read the transcript at Mind Power News


Quantum Jumping