John Mbiti’s influential and controversial claim that traditional Africans experience time as having “a long past, a present, and virtually no future.”
A conversation with Sam Imbo on approaching oral traditions as philosophy and the Ugandan thinker and poet Okot p'Bitek.
Do you want to be happy? | Tony, Sage and Michael Singer on breaking patterns and finding inner peace
What does it take to be happy? We live in a culture where happiness is largely based on external forces - like what we get and what we achieve. And when our life conditions don’t match our expectations, we experience pain and fear. We suffer. But imagine what it would feel like to create a constant sense of inner peace and freedom, and live each day in a beautiful state. In this episode of the Tony Robbins Podcast, you’ll hear a very special conversation with Tony, Sage and Michael Singer, renowned teacher and author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Untethered Soul. They discuss what happiness really is, and what’s preventing you from living a life of peace and joy. They dive into the thoughts, beliefs and behaviors that are limiting your consciousness, and shed light on the ways you can commit to the new habits and patterns that will allow you to let go of pain and suffering and start living a life of self-realization. Discover what’s holding you back from being happy. Tap into unique methods of meditation and mindfulness that you can use to start living in the present moment. This is the time to take the risk and let go of your pain, step into the unknown, and allow life to unfold in the beautiful way it is meant to.
Libraries have the power to create a better world; they connect communities, promote literacy and spark lifelong learners. But there's one thing that keeps people away: the fear of overdue book fines. In this thought-provoking talk, librarian Dawn Wacek makes the case that fines don't actually do what we think they do. What if your library just stopped asking for them altogether?
How many times in your life have you set expectations for yourself? Perhaps you believed you would have achieved a number of goals by a certain time. Or maybe you expected that you’d be married by a certain age. Or that your relationship would last a lifetime. While it’s admirable to set goals, and aspire to find love and connection, it’s also dangerous to tie our happiness to our expectations. Because when reality doesn’t meet our expectations, we often find ourselves lost, confused and in pain. Welcome back to the Tony Robbins Podcast where we are continuing our breakthrough series - taking you to events like Date with Destiny, UPW and Business Mastery, where you’ll have a front row seat to life-changing transformations. And in this episode, you are going to hear Tony work with Dano. Dano has been with his partner for decades. They’ve built a family and a life together, but they are finding themselves at a crossroad. He’s deeply in love, and struggling to let go, blaming himself for the relationship’s trajectory. Tony works with Dano to take a new perspective on his relationship, and to learn how to trade his expectations for appreciation. They delve into what it means to be truly masculine in this trying situation and why loving his partner ultimately means letting her go.
An introduction to the “ethnophilosophy” approach inaugurated by Placide Tempels, its promises and potential pitfalls.
One of the most important decisions you could ever make is the person you choose to spend the rest of your life with. Yet so many of us make this decision with blinders on - ignoring some of the most glaring red flags. And it is these red flags that often become very real issues in the relationship, and can lead you down a path of pain, suffering and heartbreak. In this episode of the Real Breakthrough Series, we’re going back to one of Tony’s most intimate events, where he’s working with participants on building extraordinary relationships. While it may not sound particularly romantic, Tony shows us why love and passion are not the only things that matter when choosing your partner. In fact, he explains just why we must make a concerted effort to choose our partners consciously. And he even offers up the three most critical questions that we must ask ourselves when we are considering this important decision. Love is not enough. It’s vital. And it’s what life partnerships are built upon. But in the end, it’s not enough. Because opposites may attract, but it’s those with similarities that bond. And if you’re looking to build a lifetime partnership - you must remember that the right person and the right connection are everything.
Peter speaks to Souleymane Bachir Diagne about Islamic scholars in West Africa.
After a visit to a European library in search of Arabic and Middle Eastern texts turned up only titles about fear, terrorism and destruction, Ghada Wali resolved to represent her culture in a fun, accessible way. The result: a colorful, engaging project that uses LEGO to teach Arabic script, harnessing the power of graphic design to create connection and positive change. "Effective communication and education is the road to more tolerant communities," Wali says.
Social justice belongs in our schools, says educator Sydney Chaffee. In a bold talk, she shows how teaching students to engage in activism helps them build important academic and life skills -- and asks us to rethink how we can use education to help kids find their voices. "Teaching will always be a political act," Chaffee says. "We can't be afraid of our students' power. Their power will help them make tomorrow better."
Do you ever feel like a fraud? | Tony helps Dave shed the belief he's not good enough and claim what he is made for
What’s the biggest chokehold on your business? When a business is struggling, most business owners tend to believe that it’s because they don’t have the necessary skills to run a business, or the right strategy to help it grow. But 80% of the time, the chokehold on a business is actually the psychology of the business owner. Yes, the strategy, skills and tools are all critical components to creating real and sustainable growth. But knowledge alone is not power - it’s simply potential power. You have to be able to execute to make strides forward. And all too often, we are standing in our own way. In this episode, we’re taking you to Business Mastery, where you’ll hear Tony work with a business owner whose negative thoughts have been overshadowing his potential for greatness. Dave has convinced himself that he’s not worthy of building a successful business, and in turn, he’s barely scraping by. Tony helps Dave break free from his limiting beliefs and adopt a new mindset that will allow him to create the type of business that will bring his customers more value than anyone else in the game, and allow him to find the joy and fulfillment he has always desired.
Are you scared of being cheated on? | Tony helps Aly to push past her two deepest fears and finally be open to love
For almost 40 years, Tony has been obsessed with learning the answer to what makes a difference in quality of people’s lives. And he’s worked with more than 50 million people from every walk of life - from some of the world’s most powerful leaders to individuals who have struggled to overcome dire circumstances. Tony doesn’t teach people just to solve their problems, he helps them solve what caused the problems in the first place - digging into their fundamental beliefs, values and goals. Because that’s where the breakthrough happens. In this new series of the Tony Robbins Podcast, we are going to be taking you to events like Date with Destiny, UPW and Business Mastery - where you’ll have a front row seat to some of these life-changing breakthroughs. In this episode, you are going to hear Tony work with Aly. For a lifetime, Aly was fed toxic thoughts from her mother - thoughts she allowed control her life. And as a result, she’s struggled with intimacy, and has moved from relationship to relationship, encountering the same problems. Tony works with Aly to answer her fundamentally unquestioned thoughts - why she believes certain things, why she expects certain things, and why she behaves in certain ways. He helps her see that her suffering doesn’t just come from the past - it comes from her choice to allow certain beliefs to guide her life. And that if she wants to shift out of pain and loneliness, it’s time to let go of those old thoughts and start living in a way that opens her up to true love.
Africa's youth is coming of age rapidly, but job growth on the continent isn't keeping up. The result: financial insecurity and, in some cases, a turn towards insurgent groups. In a passionate talk, agricultural entrepreneur Kola Masha details his plan to bring leadership and investment to small farmers in Africa -- and employ a rising generation.
Philosophy in Ethiopia, with translations of religious and philosophical texts into Ge’ez and a national epic called the Kebra Nagast.
Jakob Magolan is here to change your perception of organic chemistry. In an accessible talk packed with striking graphics, he teaches us the basics while breaking the stereotype that organic chemistry is something to be afraid of.
What can we learn from the slimy, smelly side of life? In this playful talk, science journalist Anna Rothschild shows us the hidden wisdom of "gross stuff" and explains why avoiding the creepy underbelly of nature, medicine and technology closes us off to important sources of knowledge about our health and the world. "When we explore the gross side of life, we find insights that we never would have thought we'd find, and we even often reveal beauty that we didn't think was there," Rothschild says.
Finn and Alice discuss the present perfect with just, already and yet.
Ethical reflection in ancient Egyptian grave inscriptions and in works of instruction, such as the Maxims of Ptahhotep and the Instructions named for Amenemope, Ani, and Merikare.
Comic books and graphic novels belong in every teacher's toolkit, says cartoonist and educator Gene Luen Yang. Set against the backdrop of his own witty, colorful drawings, Yang explores the history of comics in American education -- and reveals some unexpected insights about their potential for helping kids learn.
Ancient Egyptian figures and writings including the Pyramid Texts, Imhotep, and the “first monotheist” Akhenaten reflect on the nature of things and questions of morality.