Compilation 4.17.17

Why imaginations should be exercised, a rant on Myers-Brigg’s personality test, how to find your “self”, and a question on notebooks. Also, you will never watch a TED talk the same way.

Welcome to the Compilation – a list of cool content that I find across the interwebs.

Article

“What is imagination good for? And why do we need imaginative stories?” Those are the questions explored in this amazing article on Story Warren.

Imaginations Should Be Exercised

Music

Instagram

shepherd & a shipwreck

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Life forms.

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YouTube

Now I can never watch a TED talk the same way again…

The Myers-Briggs test is fun to take. But I think C.S. Lewis hit the nail on the head with our obsession of “personality”.

Quote

C.S. Lewis in the final chapter of Mere Christianity:

Until you have given up your self to Him you will not have a real self…

But there must be a real giving up of the self. You must throw it away “blindly” so to speak. Christ will indeed give you a real personality: but you must not go to Him for the sake of that. As long as your own personality is what you are bothering about you are not going to Him at all. The very first step is to try to forget about the self altogether. Your real, new self (which is Christ’s and also yours, and yours just becaus it is His) will not come as long as you are looking for it. It will come when you are looking for Him

Give up yourself, and you will find your real self.

Question

Last thing. I’m looking for a good quality notebook for journaling, something durable enough for me to take anywhere. I also like the pages to be blank with no lines (I know, it’s weird).

If you know of a good brand/notebook, please let me know in the comments below. Thanks!

Have a greet week,
Samuel Byers
  • Loved that Ted Talk! Hilarious!

  • Try paperchase for durable, unlined notebooks. Or the Flying Tiger shop if you have them in the states. I prefer blank notebooks for journaling too, less restrictive 🙂

    • Thanks Cara! Unfortunately there is no Flying Tiger shop here, at least in the state I’m in, but I’ll definitely check out paper chase.