Julian Renlong Wong

“I sort of just follow where the learning is” JW
“I have an abundance of attention for games” JW
“is learning the same thing as gaining more knowledge and understanding. i’m not sure that it is.” JW

Ep 46:

Julian Wong is a learner. He also performs music and dance. We talk about his ongoing practise and more including:

-how does calm happen
-going where the learning is
-operating with agency
-Important and not significant
-epiphany and surprise and shock
-dissolving of self and experience of transcendence
-playing an instrument and playing a game
-Settlers of Catan (Book) or (Game)
-”everything is a movement practise” JW
-how can i know?
-what are you paying attention to?
-some realizations are more tricky than others
-the intelligence of the body
Lizzy Thomson podcast link
-”maybe you don’t need to use the words the body” – Julie Peck
-“the back is often lost” – JW
The Potent Self – Moshe Feldenkrais (book)
-”if you don’t have a body, there is no such thing as right or left” – JW
Buckminster Fuller book – Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth
-it’s much easier to see other people than it is to see yourself
-experiences that are unwordable
-words as triggers
-dropping significance
-”bringing more of myself into each one (practise). They are not separate from each other.” JW
-”Specialisation is for insects” (book)
-faculties is the word i was looking for.
-skills as part of identity
-the sensations of wholeness
Esther Perel (book) TED talk
-wanting until you have
buyers remorse
-the gift of desire
-”the use of wanting and the power of that” JW
-”better at wanting than we are at having” – MC
-addiction to learning or realization
Nonviolent communication festival – Denmark
Reinventing the Organisation book video
-”i don’t think it’s at all important to know anything at all, except for those moments of realization to springboard to the next one… asking the questions, i think that’s important” JW
-favourite question: “how is my contract with the ground” JW
-having meaning disassociated from work
Robert RodrigueziTunes link
-”you can’t do anything but meet someone where they are” JW

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Matt Cornell is based in the Asia-Pacific region and grew up in Darwin, on Larrakia land. He works through dance, choreography, sound, photography, and discussion to question the arbitrary configuration of systems, and is passionate about overcoming cognitive bias... to ask better questions… to dissolve malignant social narratives.

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