In the end I believe scientists are hopeless romantics desperate in love with the idea that the world makes sense.
Scientists have broken hearts and by combining toxic elements and reading the stars, they are able to write poetry.
"Wherever you go, you carry with you the sense of here and now. This is what distinguishes any present experience from memory. It reveals that space and time are in you and not the other way around. Most people are not acquainted with the sense of their being but only with the knowledge of their doing. However, Wu Hsin declares that there is an organism but no entity to do anything. The end of separation is the separating yourself from what you are not. That state in which you remain at any particular moment is then considered to be the waking state and more real than any other What Wu Hsin is speaking about is not a state. It is That which knows each state: the absence of phenomena, the observing of phenomena and the interaction with phenomena. The question that normally arises from this is: “What do I need to do to see this?” However, such a question reveals a lack of understanding. For that which is always there, there is nothing to do."
"The past is not-now. What is not-now has no existence. A thought about the past is referred to as memory; it is a thought about the non-existent, not-now, appearing now. Likewise, a thought about the future is a thought about the non-existent appearing now. You are; this is a constant. Can you access the memory of “I was”? What can be said about those who spend their time attending to what doesn’t exist? Are they not dreamers? The label is unimportant. Recognize imagination as imagination and be done with it."
"Nothing has a stronger influence psychologically on their environment and especially on their children than the unlived life of the parent.
Astrologically, planets in the 4th, 8th and 12th may suggest energies, patterns and qualities which are inherited but which need individual consciousness to release their most positive dimensions. Left unconscious, they may release more destructive dimensions, impelling the individual into compulsive behaviour which results in events which feel “fated.”"
Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red - current instillation of blood poppies at the Tower of London - 2014
"There is a very simple secret to being happy. Just let go of your demand on this moment. Any time you have a demand on the moment to give you something or remove something, there is suffering. Your demands keep you chained to the dream state of conditioned mind. The problem is that when there is a demand, you completely miss what is now. Letting go applies to the highest sacred demand, and even to the demand for love. If you demand in some subtle way to be loved, even if you get love, it is never enough. In the next moment, the demand reasserts itself, and you need to be loved again. But as soon as you let go, there is knowing in that instant that there is love here already. The mind is afraid to let go of its demand because the mind thinks that if it lets go, it is not going to get what it wants - as if demanding works. This is not the way things work. Stop chasing peace and stop chasing love, and your heart becomes full. Stop trying to be a better person, and you are a better person. Stop trying to forgive, and forgiveness happens. Stop and be still."
"Man must himself by his own resolute efforts rise and make his way to the portals of liberty, and it is always, in every moment, in his power so to do. Neither are those portals locked and the key in possession of someone else from whom it must be obtained by prayer and entreaty. That door is free of all bolts and bars save those the man himself has made."
"Detachment from worldly desires is not that you should own nothing, but that nothing should own you."
Love flows naturally out of a deep relaxation just like a river flows naturally when there is nothing blocking it.
Airglow Ripples over Tibet Image Credit & Copyright: Jeff Dai Explanation: Why would the sky look like a giant target? Airglow. Following a giant thunderstorm over Bangladesh in late April, giant circular ripples of glowing air appeared over Tibet, China, as pictured above. The unusual pattern is created by atmospheric gravity waves, waves of alternating air pressure that can grow with height as the air thins, in this case about 90 kilometers up. Unlike auroras powered by collisions with energetic charged particles and seen at high latitudes, airglow is due to chemiluminescence, the production of light in a chemical reaction. More typically seen near the horizon, airglow keeps the night sky from ever being completely dark.
Five Steps to Calm Anger With Empathy - Neuroscience and Relationships →
When you are upset, you likely yearn for someone who will listen without judging or trying to fix you, and perhaps responses that gently nudge you in the direction of restoring your sense of belief and hope in yourself or others, perhaps life. Everyone needs this from time to time. It’s like the refresh button on the computer.
What word describes this feeling? Empathy.
Empathy is what helps you connect to your compassion in ways that can turn problems into joy-filled great relationships.
According to Dr. Al Kasziniak, empathy is:
1. Feeling what another person is feeling.
2. Knowing what another person is feeling.
3. Responding compassionately when another is in distress.
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