Shards of Consciousness

Podcast 34 - The Point of Power

We all have times when we look at where we are, and where we've been. As we look at our lives, there are turning points, some good, others bad. So bad that we watch them with regret. None of these things can be changed.

While the actions of our lives are a result of who we are, we are not the actions of our lives. They need not determine who we will become.

This episode of the Shards of Consciousness podcast is based on a post I wrote in January, 2007 called The Point of Power is in the Present.

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5 Responses to Podcast 34 - The Point of Power

  • Rick,

    Anyone who uses that Archimedes quote is a star in my book! This whole podcast was well thought-out and delivered. So nice I listened to it twice!

    Thank you,


  • Thank you Mike! You just made my day. When you make it into reruns, you know you've done something right. :)

    The hard part about using quotes is getting them right. The often abbreviated versions we hear don't usually say as much as the actual quote itself.

  • How right you are! This particular one is a great example. I wanted to use it for a post on social media, but wanted to get it exactly right. The quote sites are all over the map, from the very simple "Give me a place to stand on, and I will move the Earth", to the version you used. The simple one doesn't allow you to get the full metaphorical power of his idea.


  • Metaphorical power of ideas....

    I wonder if calling our mental maps metaphors rather than models would resonate with people better.

  • Hmm. You might be on to something....

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