For years I have been meaning to get to James Baraz’s meditation group here in Berkeley. I am reading his book Awakening Joy now and loving it. (And can’t believe that this amazing course has been going on only blocks away from my house all this time!) There are many things that awaken joy in me– beauty, the surprise of something delightful (like this bike rack pictured below) Nico’s laughter, Ben’s samurai moves… I love the idea of awakening joy… like it is has been there all along, sleepy, but willing to come alive.
And this! Possibly the best radio piece I’ve ever heard about creativity. If you’re short on time, forward to the part with Elizabeth Gilbert. Love you Radio Lab!