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Ebb & Flow with Solomon Ezra

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Ebb & Flow, like the chassidic concept of Ratzo V’Shuv (running and returning), aims to provide you with the principles and practices, wisdom and willpower, insights and inspiration, and empowerment to access your higher vision, internalize it, and express it to the world. This podcast integrates Ho… read more

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33: Space Exploration, Self Exploration, & asking the right Questions | Dr. John Charles

  Show notes:

  • John's Background
  • A search for more information      
  • Johns work may not have been fun but it was gratifying
  • What initially interested John in spaceflight
  • How much human drama is involved in spaceflight intellectually and emotionally
  • Published decisions are the result of negotiation and argument
  • Process of discovering lunar module 
  • Logic prevailed in spaceflight 
  • Wanting to see the behind the scenes work
  • Progressively more responsible positions
  • Being able to ask the right questions to Discern true answers
  • With knowledge comes responsibility to understand, differentiate what knowledge really means 
  • Develop critical thinking skills to understand the wonderful bounty of knowledge 
  • Ability to ask immensely simple questions, like Einstein
  • Initial questions to ask oneself about something:
    • Do I know anything about this topic? Does what I'm hearing make sense based on what I know?
    • How do I find out what the reality is, so I can make an accurate judgement about this information?
  • Trial and error in regard to the situation. How can I generalize from the experience?
  • John's Highlights over the years 
  • How John sustained the drive 
  • The fire in the belly of working with NASA
  • Weightlessness 
  • The next big thing? The Moon? Mars?
  • Each stage gives you lessons to make the next stage successful 
  • What drives us to explore?
  • Space exploration and Self exploration 
  • The Blue Marble, Earth rise credited with starting the environmental movement. They went to the Moon and they discovered the Earth
  • The further you go out the more you can see what's inside 
  • "The farther back you look, the farther forward you are likely to see" - Winston Churchill
  • Advice to his younger self: Patience, Preparation, and Persistence but only if you're interested in something because then you make your own lucky breaks
  • Luckiness implies you have prepared for what comes your way, Study really hard but study what you're interested in.
  • What am I interested in ? And how much? 
  • Try different things and see what interests you, and see what sticks. The thing you think about a lot      are the ones you ought to be doing .
  • John's gift to share: Know thyself. What could be better than doing something that's fun and      gratifying and knowing the world is a better place because of it. 
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