‘Drama of Life Before Birth': Landmark Work, Five Decades Later In the five decades since Lennart Nilsson’s portrait of an 18-week-old human fetus appeared on the cover of the April 30, 1965, issue of LIFE — along with other, equally jaw-dropping pictures across multiple pages inside the magazine — the debate about when life begins and who, ultimately, wields control of a woman’s body, both before and after birth, has only intensified. Religious, ethical, legal and medical arguments swirl around the issues of conception, contraception and abortion, and few political “hot button” issues are more radioactive than that of (put in the simplest and, perhaps, the most incendiary possible terms) the “right to choose” versus a “right to life.” In 1965, however, the central question gripping most everyone who saw Nilsson’s pictures was the far more prosaic, and readily answerable, “How on earth did he do that?”
7 Words For Starting Your Day Off Right A few months ago, a friend shared their favorite mantra on Facebook and I immediately took it on as my own. The phrase was ‘I am letting go of all resistance’ (FYI those aren’t the 7 words). Resistance being any fear-based emotion, eg. worry, jealousy, hate and fear itself. This worked extremely well for me for a while. 25 Great Quotes to Inspire and Brighten Your Day Here’s a collection of great quotes by some of the most inspirational men and women that ever walked this earth. Hopefully you’ll find them inspirational in some way. If you do like them and find them helpful, check out our similar posts by visiting the links listed below. We have created over 20+ of these galleries, so there is lots more to be seen. Also, be sure to inspire your friends, family and coworkers by sharing some great quotes with them. More popular quotations: – 25 Inspirational Quotes – Great quotes to ponder upon
30 Challenges for 30 Days Did you know that it takes 30 days to form a new habit? The first few days are similar as to how you would imagine the birth of a new river. Full of enthusiasm it gushes forth, only to be met by strong obstacles. The path is not clear yet, and your surroundings don’t agree. Old habits urge you to stay the same.
john cage: some rules for students and teachers RULE ONE: Find a place you trust, and then try trusting it for awhile. RULE TWO: General duties of a student - pull everything out of your teacher; pull everything out of your fellow students. RULE THREE: General duties of a teacher - pull everything out of your students. “Don’t Read Books!” A 12th-Century Zen Poem by Maria Popova “It’s annoying for others to have to hear you.” We live in a culture that often romanticizes books as the tender and exhilarating love-making to the “orgasm without release” of Alan Watts’s admonition against our media gluttony — an antidote to the frantic multitasking of modern media, refuge from the alleged evils of technology, an invitation for slow, reflective thinking in a fast-paced age obsessed with productivity.
Spoiler Alert: You Do Not Exist I would like to start this article gently, but the truth is. No matter how I put this, it will seem odd. No matter how I say this, it will rub someone up the wrong way. No matter how delicately I handle this it, will challenge the foundations of your entire life. If moving towards the truth is not what you want. Why Your Vision Must Be Grounded in Reality Whether you realize it or not, you're on a path. You can look back and see exactly how you got to where you stand today. The path ahead is far more nebulous, of course, but it's still a path. Your actions and decisions help to define it, as do all sorts of factors both in and out of your control. If you think of your path as a physical entity, you can easily see that it has certain properties.
A Simple Yoga Exercise To Build Your Brain Power I recently stumbled upon an interesting Yoga brain training exercise that according to it’s developer can enhance ones brain function and fitness. It’s called SuperBrain Yoga and is being used by doctors and teachers alike to improve peoples thinking and mental function. Improved grades and increased mental focus among people who practice Superbrain Yoga are being reported, even among those with mental disabilities.
Quotations by Berlin I have quite a good memory for human beings: less good for facts, alas; appalling for quotations. IB to G. R. Potter, 20 September 1971 Antiphon We all breathe through our mouth and nostrils – but we are not by nature Greeks and barbarians.