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#TEDTalkTuesday: Awaken possibility

The perfect back-to-school TEDTalkTuesday message.  In this beautiful talk, Benjamin Zander gives us all a couple of great charges.  Let’s talk about taking up the challenge to move to more one-buttock playing, no matter our “music.”

Benjamin Zander: The transformative power of classical music

I realized my job was to awaken possibility in other people. And of course, I wanted to know whether I was doing that. How do you find out? You look at their eyes. If their eyes are shining, you know you’re doing it. 

 And I say, it’s appropriate for us to ask the question, who are we being as we go back out into the world? And you know, I have a definition of success. For me, it’s very simple. It’s not about wealth and fame and power. It’s about how many shining eyes I have around me.

As we begin again, how might we make small shifts to increase our number of shining eyes?