Simple messages can be powerful. That’s what I love about this TED talk.
It’s not a talk to address poverty in the developing world, to introduce a new paradigm around the way social enterprise can help local communities or to tackle the really big ideas such as a new model for a global industry. It’s a story about life spinning on a single moment, the immense power of an almost-certain-death experience and how that can change the very essence of self. It’s a story about reassessment, and a re-focus on the simple things.
This is a story about a dad who thought he was going to die. Ric Elias recounts how that experience shaped a new way of thinking, and it’s a poignant personal reflection on the power of connection. I think it’s a story about a fundamental human truth – when it comes to the crunch, we have an innate desire to nurture our offspring and loved ones. In the face losing it all, we see a future re-defined by love. I like this simple lesson – for any parent, it’s worth viewing.
You too, can choose to ‘eliminate negative energy’ from your life.