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Quantum Contemplation “I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.” This is a long, and at times wordy post… but I am working towards a point, and I hope you will endure until that point is made! There is a great deal of literature out there that compares the findings of contemporary physics with that of non-dualistic philosophy, particularly with the contemplative traditions of the world’s religions. Many times these texts seem intent on establishing the case that science is validating the claims of religion. Almost as if contemplative spirituality is validated because science said so. I do not find this sort of comparison to be of any real value. Quantum Physics foundation was discovered by Werner Heisenberg. The Uncertainty Principle also bridges the art of physics with that of the contemplative traditions. Contemplatives are describing the human condition in its simplest form. With the advent of the Uncertainty Principle, the line between observer and observed became blurred.

Wendy MacNaughton The 8 Splendid Truths of Happiness In my study of happiness, I’ve labored to identify its fundamental principles. Because I get a tremendous kick out of the numbered lists that pop up throughout Buddhism (the Triple Refuge, the Noble Eightfold Path, the Four Noble Truths, the eight auspicious symbols), I decided to dub these fundamental principles as my Eight Splendid Truths. Each one of these truths sounds fairly obvious and straightforward, but each was the product of tremendous thought. Here they are. First Splendid Truth To be happier, you have to think about feeling good, feeling bad, and feeling right, in an atmosphere of growth. Second Splendid Truth One of the best ways to make yourself happy is to make other people happy; One of the best ways to make other people happy is to be happy yourself. Third Splendid Truth The days are long, but the years are short. Fourth Splendid Truth You’re not happy unless you think you’re happy. [Many argue the opposite case. Fifth Splendid Truth Sixth Splendid Truth Seventh Splendid Truth

Will Morris 100 Very Cool Facts About The Human Body - Global One TV - StumbleUpon The Brain The human brain is the most complex and least understood part of the human anatomy. There may be a lot we don’t know, but here are a few interesting facts that we’ve got covered. Nerve impulses to and from the brain travel as fast as 170 miles per hour. Hair and Nails While they’re not a living part of your body, most people spend a good amount of time caring for their hair and nails. Facial hair grows faster than any other hair on the body. Internal Organs Though we may not give them much thought unless they’re bothering us, our internal organs are what allow us to go on eating, breathing and walking around. The largest internal organ is the small intestine. Bodily Functions We may not always like to talk about them, but everyone has to deal with bodily functions on a daily basis. Sneezes regularly exceed 100 mph. Sex and Reproduction As taboo as it may be in some places, sex is an important part of human life as a facet of relationships and the means to reproduce. Senses

What Big Teeth You Have! Of course, you already know the wolf's answer... This scary week continues with the last and most frightening installment of Animalarium's visual exploration of this enormously popular tale. See my previous posts here and here, and visit Shelley Davies for more Red Riding Hood goodness. Carpool / Rideshare Community Stunning Subjectivity: Paula Scher's Obsessive Hand-Painted Maps by Maria Popova An irreverent, artful antidote to GPS appification, or what the NYC subway has to do with tsunamis. Iconic designer Paula Scher is one of my big creative heroes, her thoughts on combinatorial creativity a perfect articulation of my own beliefs about how we create. I began painting maps to invent my own complicated narrative about the way I see and feel about the world. (Cue in cartograms.) A foreword by Simon Winchester contextualizes Scher’s maps as cultural objects, and an introduction by Scher herself offers a peek inside the mind and personal history that sprouted her cartographic creativity. A Paula Scher map is both detached from reality and yet at the same time becomes an entirely new reality, one that manages to be useless and essential all at once. Cherry on top: The cover jacket folds out into her legendary colorful map of the world. The World, 1998 NYC Transit, 2007 (left); Manhattan at Night, 2007 (right) China, 2006 Africa, 2003 Shock and Awe, 2005 Tsunami, 2006

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