Ted Talks Thursday

Anyone who knows me knows that I’m Ted Talks and NPR geek. I binge watch Ted Talks on a regular basis. Hours at a time and since I’ve cut the cable cord I seem to be watching more TED Talks. If you’ve never watched, I suggest you do. It so addictive.

One of my favorites is, “The Day I Stood Up Alone” by Boniface Mwangi. He ended his talk with a question, “Do you know why you were born?”

After watching Mwangi’s Talk for some reason my eyes got teary and my voice a little shaky. I wondered if it was because he talked about the injustice in Kenya and standing up for justice or if it was his mention of being a ‘smart coward’ or perhaps what I discovered to be the single most powerful statement/question of his talk – Do you know why you were born?

I often struggle with that question and other questions, too. What is my purpose here on earth? Am I even on the right path to fulfilling that purpose?

So, I challenge you to ask yourself the question: “Why was I born?” 

Feel free to share in the comments, whether you know or not.


3 thoughts on “Ted Talks Thursday

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  2. “We are here to awaken from the illusion of our separateness.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh

    This is why I am here…to remember my connection to myself, to my family, to my community, to the earth, and all of the energy on this planet and beyond. It manifests in different ways, but it is the resounding theme of my life. I’ll happily take it 🙂


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