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FishIE Tank fish 1024 x 1002 window size The progress of insight map (Editor’s note: Introduce and define the Progress of Insight Map before describing it in detail.) The following is a description of how the Progress of Insight stages might be experienced by an idealized meditator. If the Progress of Insight were plotted on a graph, it would start out flat, rise until reaching a peak event, descend into a trough, stabilize, and then resolve. The Progress of Insight The opening act is the flat line at the left, understanding that the cycle moves from left to right. (As it is a cycle, this whole process might be more accurately represented as a circle, but I have deliberately chosen a linear graph for ease of understanding.)

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When You’re Lonely By Leo Babauta Sometimes, when Eva and the kids are out of town, I get lonely. I’m so used to having people around me that being by myself becomes strange, quiet, empty. And this feeling of emptiness can be frightening. I know it’s fashionable to say that it’s wonderful to be cool with being alone, but for many people, it’s a depressing thing. Binary - it's digitalicious! How binary works: The binary number system (aka base 2) represents values using two symbols, typically 0 and 1. Computers call these bits. A bit is either off (0) or on (1). When arranged in sets of 8 bits (1 byte) 256 values can be represented (0-255). Using an ASCII chart, these values can be mapped to characters and text can be stored. It's not magic, it's just math!

Mindfulness Course Mindfulness is an integrative, mind-body approach to life that helps people relate effectively to their experiences. It involves paying attention to thoughts, feelings and body sensations in a way that can increase our awareness, help us manage difficult experiences, and create space for wise choices. Though rooted in ancient traditions of meditation, mindfulness has become the subject of increasing scientific attention in recent years, as a rapidly-expanding body of research is suggesting it can help people manage a range of physical and mental health problems, as well as promoting well-being generally. Research has consistently shown that programmes based on mindfulness (such as mindfulness-based stress reduction, and mindfulness-bsed cognitive therapy) can help people reduce their levels of stress, and mindfulness skills are now being used in medicine and mental health as well as in workplaces, schools and other community settings. What is mindfulness-based stress reduction?

Scales and emotions See also a post about making chords from scales. So maybe you want to write a song or an instrumental in a particular mood or style, and you’re feeling overwhelmed by all the scales. Here’s a handy guide to the commonly used scales in Western pop, rock, jazz, blues and so on. Click each image to play the scale right in your browser with the aQWERTYon. » U.S. Senate rushing through cyber-surveillance bill Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind! Today the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee will secretly consider the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), a bill that would enable companies to sign, seal, and deliver your personal information to the NSA. The draft bill allows companies to forward “cyber threat indicators” to the government, which are then distributed with every relevant agency (e.g. the NSA.)

The Fear of Being Alone ‘All men’s miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.’ ~Blaise Pascal By Leo Babauta Forget About The Past, Learn How To Stay In The Moment Staying in the present takes a lot of practice. Often times, people are stuck in the past or caught up with the future. Not focusing on current problems or tasks at hand can lower productivity. Furthermore, it can dampen relationships and force you to think about things that are not happening in the present time. Leo Babauta offers a solution to this universal problem that we’ve all been stuck in before. He shines light on the benefits of staying in the moment.

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