The Death Delusion →
“Afraid of dying? Don’t be. It’s never going to happen to you, and I can prove it.”
Scientists have thick skins. They do not abandon a theory because facts...– Imre Lakatos, philosopher, 1973
Talking to yourself is healthy.
Is there anyone that you have more in common with?
It is possible to undergo a profound crisis involving non-ordinary experiences...– Stanislav Grof
One attribute of the human being is the potential to keep on growing, to keep on...– William Segal in an interview with Daniel L. Hess: Shambhala Sun, 1992. (via parabola-magazine)
Stasis in Fossil Record →
There are three major problems with the fossil record. 1. The first is that the fossil record shows species originating abruptly. This contradicts the predictions of Darwin’s hypothesis. His hypothesis calls for very many intermediate forms gradually grading from one species to another. But instead the record shows the opposite - species arise abruptly. 2. Secondly, the geologic record...
What I hate is ignorance, smallness of imagination, the eye that sees no farther...– Egyptian Book of the Dead (via elige)
It’s all like a dream. Everything is ecstasy, inside. We just don’t know it...– Jack Kerouac (via thechocolatebrigade)
13 Principles of Spiritual Activism
heartmindspirit: 1. “Transformation of motivation from anger/fear/despair to compassion/love/purpose. This is a vital challenge for today’s social change movement. This is not to deny the noble emotion of appropriate anger or outrage in the face of social injustice. Rather, this entails a crucial shift from fighting against evil to working for love, and the long-term results are very...
Awareness means that you notice the brief silence between each individual syllable and each word that you read out loud from this non-exhaustive sentence. With all the noise, you find that silence coexists with it seamlessly. Can you hear it?
A person does not have to be behind bars to be a prisoner. People can be...– Maharaji
The founder of the theosophical movement, Madame Blavatsky had a strange habit her whole life — and she lived long, and traveled all over the world and created a world movement… In fact no other woman has been so powerful in the whole history of man, has had influence worldwide. She used to carry many bags with her, full of seeds of flowers. Her whole luggage was nothing but seeds...
I am not a thing — a noun. I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process — an...– Buckminster Fuller (via peelandform)
All you saw was the burden standing beside all...
Of course life frightens me sometimes. I don’t happen to take that as the...– Haruki Murakami (via bookwormshaven)
Alert, radiation, death, alarm, earthquakes,...
NEWS IS A HUGE MAGNIFYING GLASS ON THE NEGATIVE SIDE OF EXISTENCE
What is positivity?
True positive thinking is acknowledging the negative and emphasizing the positive. A conscious choice. Never just focus on the positive and forget or deny the negative. Balance is the main goal.
The human spirit knows, deep down that all lives intersect.– Mitch Albom (via kari-shma)
The great majority of men are bundles of beginnings.– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Japan Nuclear Update →
I have just returned from a conference call held at the British Embassy in Tokyo. The call was concerning the nuclear issue in Japan. The chief spokesman was Sir. John Beddington, Chief Scientific Adviser to the UK Government, and he was joined by a number of qualified nuclear experts based in the UK. Their assessment of the current situation in Japan is as follows: * In case of a...
All great artists and thinkers are great workers, indefatigable not only in...– Nietzsche
I believe, indeed, that overemphasis on the purely intellectual attitude, often...– Albert Einstein, “The Need for Ethical Culture” celebrating the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Ethical Culture Society, founded by Felix Adler (5 January 1951). (via mohandasgandhi)
When you see for the first time, a great laughter arises in you - the laughter...– Osho (via breatheuniverse)
He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.– Elbert Hubbard (via oceanofmind)
Death is extraordinarily like life when we know how to live. You cannot live...– J. Krishnamurti, Freedom from the Known (via universoul)
The free soul is rare, but you know it when you see it - basically because you...– Charles Bukowski (via -xerces)
Nature loves courage. You make the commitment and nature will respond to that...– Terence McKenna (via slychedelic)