Michael Hedges revolutionized solo acoustic guitar performance.

Aerial Boundaries is quite possibly his best known performance.

It’s absolutely brilliant!

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Mike Manring demonstrates his musical virtuosity with his custom made bass capable of switching to different tunings mid-performance.

In this extended video, after his first astonishing performance he eloquently celebrates the instrument he loves, before playing two more pieces.

He’s a musical pioneer who continues to break new ground. In my humble opinion, he is the world’s finest bass player – ever.

Find out more about Chris Orwig here.

Find Chris’s new book The Creative Fight here.

“Chris Orwig brings unique perspective, creativity and passion to all that he does. As a photographer, he subscribes to Marc Riboud’s observation that “Photography is about savoring life at 1/100th of a second.” For Chris the adventure is now, and the journey has already begun – discover, look, listen, learn and live.”

Chris shares that what’s imperfect or broken can be a source of depth, strength, and inspiration.

Find out more about Chris Orwig here.

Find Chris’s new book The Creative Fight here.


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Listen to Chris read the Introduction here.

48 Quotes On Wonder

September 29, 2015 | Leave a Comment |


Enjoy this collection on wonder.

“Wonder is the desire for knowledge.” – St. Thomas Aquinas

“As knowledge increases, wonder deepens.” – Charles Morgan

“Wisdom begins in wonder.” – Socrates

“What was wonderful about childhood is that anything in it was a wonder. It was not merely a world full of miracles; it was a miraculous world.” ― G.K. Chesterton

“The capacity for wonder has been called our most pregnant human faculty, for in it are born our art, our science, our religion.” – Ralph Sockman

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30 Quotes On Depth

September 23, 2015 | Leave a Comment |


Enjoy this collection of quotes on Depth.

“It is not length of life, but depth of life.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The length of your education is less important than its breadth, and the length of your life is less important than its depth” – Marilyn vos Savant

“You can’t do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth” – Henry Louis Mencken

“What matters is not the idea a man holds, but the depth at which he holds it.” – Ezra Pound

”Like the sea itself, the unconscious yields an endless and self-replenishing abundance of creatures, a wealth beyond our fathoming.” – C.G. Jung

“The greatest explorer on this earth never takes voyages as long as those of the man who descends to the depth of his heart.” – Julien Green

“It’s our challenges and obstacles that give us layers of depth and make us interesting. Are they fun when they happen? No. But they are what make us unique. And that’s what I know for sure… I think.” – Ellen DeGeneres

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Enjoy this collection of quotes on Adapting.

“Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.” – Stephen Hawking

“The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.” ― Albert Einstein

“The wise adapt themselves to circumstances, as water moulds itself to the pitcher” – Chinese Proverb

“Every success story is a tale of constant adaption, revision and change.” – Richard Branson

“Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach. It’s the end you’re after.” – Anthony Robbins

“Adaptability is not imitation. It means power of resistance and assimilation.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” – George Bernard Shaw

“But in practice master plans fail – because they create totalitarian order, not organic order. They are too rigid; they cannot easily adapt to the natural and unpredictable changes that inevitably arise in the life of a community.” – Christopher Alexander

“If you’re not stubborn, you’ll give up on experiments too soon. And if you’re not flexible, you’ll pound your head against the wall and you won’t see a different solution to a problem you’re trying to solve.” ― Jeff Bezos

“Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” ― George Bernard Shaw

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Enjoy this collection of quotes on Quality.

“It is quality rather than quantity that matters.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“Quality is more important than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles.” – Steve Jobs

“Always do things right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.” – Mark Twain

“Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.” – Henry Ford

“The quality, not the longevity, of one’s life is what is important.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“The quality of life is more important than life itself.” – Alexis Carrel

“To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one’s potential.” – Bruce Lee

“One of the rarest things that a man ever does, is to do the best he can.” – Josh Billings

“The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.” – Vince Lombardi

“Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.” – William A. Foster

“Quality questions create a quality life. Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.” – Anthony Robbins

“The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives.” – Tony Robbins

“Eventually everything connects – people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.” – Charles Eames

“Quality is everyone’s responsibility.” – W. Edwards Deming

“If a thing’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well.” – Chinese Proverb

“Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly until you learn to do it well.” – Steve Brown

“Quality is the best business plan.” – John Lasseter

“Everything can be improved.” – C. W. Barron

“There is no such thing as a perfect method. Methods always can be improved upon.” – Walter Daiber

“Quality needs to be constantly improved, but it is just as necessary to make sure that quality never deteriorates.” – Shigeru Mizuno

“Make the workmanship surpass the materials.” – Ovid

“By the work one knows the workmen.” – Jean De La Fontaine

“Quality is not an act. It is a habit.” – Aristotle

“Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way… you become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions.” ― Aristotle

“That which we persist in doing becomes easier – not that the nature of the task has changed, but our ability to do has increased.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Persistence is the twin sister of excellence. One is a matter of quality; the other, a matter of time.” – Marabel Morgan

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Enjoy this collection of quotes on Focus.

“If you chase two rabbits, both will escape” — Anonymous

“That’s been one of my mantras – focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.” – Steve Jobs

“Focusing is about saying No.” ― Steve Jobs

“My success, part of it certainly, is that I have focused in on a few things.” — Bill Gates

“Most of what we say and do is not essential. If you can eliminate it, you’ll have more time, and more tranquillity. Ask yourself at every moment, ‘Is this necessary?’” — Marcus Aurelius

“A person who is gifted sees the essential point and leaves the rest as surplus.” – Thomas Carlyle

“If you don’t pay appropriate attention to what has your attention, it will take more of your attention than it deserves.” – David Allen

“One way to boost our will power and focus is to manage our distractions instead of letting them manage us.” – Daniel Goleman

“Avoid fragmentation: Find your focus and seek simplicity. Purposeful living calls for elegant efficiency and economy of effort—expending the minimum time and energy necessary to achieve desired goals.” – Dan Millman

“Do whatever you do intensely.” — Robert Henri

“To create something exceptional, your mindset must be relentlessly focused on the smallest detail.” — Giorgio Armani

“If you just focus on the smallest details, you never get the big picture right.” – Leroy Hood

“When you are completely caught up in something, you become oblivious to things around you, or to the passage of time. It is this absorption in what you are doing that frees your unconscious and releases your creative imagination.” – Rollo May

“For a person to become deeply involved in any activity it is essential that he knows precisely what tasks he must accomplish, moment by moment.” — Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

“The more a person feels skilled, the more her moods will improve; while the more challenges that are present, the more her attention will become focused and concentrated.” — Mihaly Csikszentmihaly

“Life is a train of moods like a string of beads; and as we pass through them they prove to be many colored lenses, which paint the world their own hue, and each shows us only what lies in its own focus.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” – Mark Twain

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