The Hobbit: another call for a journey

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Every time I watch Lord of the Rings, my heart burns with the urge to take a journey to become my better self. Whether Frodo, Aragorn, Gandalf and now… Bilbo. The story is always about taking an adventure that will kill one’s limited self so that the better self could emerge.

This time, Bilbo is to take a journey that started it all. In fact, I think Bilbo relates more to us than all other lead characters, he is, after all,  a normal folk. He had a seemingly respectable and certain life where things unexpected never really happen, until Gandalf calls him to discover an unexpected parts of himself; that is always there but unseen even by him.

Are we not all a bit like Bilbo? Let’s make the journey and become truly amazed by our own undiscovered self (to borrow the term CG Jung).

My favorite quote by Gandalf: “The world is not in your maps and books. It’s out there.”

Okakura’s Book of Tea is translated to Thai

One of the most important books for me, The Book of Tea, is translated into Thai by OpenBooks.

The book is about the Zen in this unique culture of Japanese tea ceremony. It outlines a fresh perspective on Eastern Aesthetics, the idea of Wabi Sabi, Taoist emptiness, understated beauty, equality in the tea room, the meaning of flower in life and much more.

The meaning of simplicity amidst this modern chaotic and fast life, is the essence of this book written at the dawn of modernization.

Sunit

แนะแนวสุดเยี่ยม

Daniel Pink คนเขียน The Whole New Mind ออกหนังสือใหม่เกี่ยวกับการแนะแนวเด็กและผู้ใหญ่เกี่ยวกับหน้าที่การงานแบบแปลกๆดี น่าคิดสุดๆ เลยเอา slide ที่เพื่อนเขาซึ่งเป็นสุดยอดปรมาจารย์ present ทำมาฝากครับ

Books bought 7-1-08

 

Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery (Voices That Matter) (Paperback)
by Garr Reynolds (Author) | bought from IT-Books shop at Fortune | recommended by Kan (palawat)

 

 Beyond Reality: A Guide to Alternate Reality Gaming (Paperback)
by John W. Gosney (Author)| bought from IT Books shop at Fortune |
I’m always aroused by the topic! want to do one. Munish introduced me to the stuff sometime ago in India!