7inspirations - February 21 2021

Daedelus, The Coddling, Midnight Gospel, Duncan Trussell's Mom Made Me Cry, Peanut, Pirsig, Sitting

Hi all. It’s Paul. I’m writing this to you while sipping coffee with flavor notes of orange peel and blackberry jam, paired with a Peanut Butter flavored Four Sigmatic Protein Powder shake (Not a sponsor. I love this brand. All their products taste incredible. No bullshit, either. Just pure food.)

Breakfast of champions, I know.

It’s SUNDAY. Which means it’s time for another 7inspirations — A short list of 7 things that inspired me last week.

Enjoy, and cheers to your good health.


Music

Daedelus - DJ set (Live at KEXP)

Daedelus is an electronic music producer from Los Angeles, California.

Style: improbable.

Genre: impossible.

Cool as hell? Most definitely.

If you like this, check Nosaj Thing

Book

The Coddling of The American Mind by Greg Lukainoff & Jonathan Haidt

Ever wonder why talking about politics or other hot button issues is as risky as driving on any freeway in California? It’s all in here. Highly recommended.

Movie/Video

“And this is an extreme…extreme version of a tornado knocking a house down.”

From The Midnight Gospel by Pendleton Ward and Duncan Trussell

Go grab a box of tissues first.

(A brief preview of the podcast mentioned below)

Quote

“Mental reflection is so much more interesting than TV it’s a shame more people don’t switch over to it.”
Robert M. Pirsig — Zen and The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

That people are surprised when someone tells them that they meditate for an hour a day is, well, it’s something. I don’t know what it is, but it’s something.

Podcast

The Duncan Trussell Family Hour - My Mom Parts 1 & 2

This 2 part episode of Duncan Trussell’s mindwarping podcast is one of my favorite podcast episodes of all time.

Still have that box of tissues from earlier? Good. You’ll need it. That’s all I’ll say.

I highly recommend setting aside 2 hours to listen to these episodes back to back.

Preferably alone. In the dark. It’s an experience.

You won’t come out of it the same person.

And after it’s over, tell her you love her.

Good Fucking Food

Four Sigmatic Peanut Butter Protein Powder

18g protein. No maltodextrin or other chemicals that your stomach will never evolve to digest. Pure goodness. I love this brand. They even sent me a free pouch of their vanilla protein for FREE on valentines day.

I wish I could tell you that I have a special INTERNET INFLUENCER discount code, but alas. I’m not that cool yet :)

(I’m drinking a shaker bottle milkshake with this stuff as I send this newsletter!)

Moment

Sitting, meditating, whatever you want to call it - an hour of it this morning. Unguided.

Some good feedback was coming up this session, so I could have sat longer, but I’ve been pavlovianly conditioned to stop when the alarm goes off.


Cheers to your good health,

Paul

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