And when you start living in that, which is unreasonable, which has nothing behind it, which is not coming from your own past actions, then you are fit to be initiated. You can even be called Enlightened. That is about the Koan of ‘Sound of one hand clapping’.Read More
What ICANN DOES AND HOW DOES IT GET PAID? You may well ask why these questions matter, and whether we need greater transparency. To put it baldly: ICANN’s transparency is crucial. ICANN is today something of a monopoly; it manages the IANA functions, makes policy for domain names and is increasingly active in Internet governance.Read More
"In some sense it's a test, but it's not rigorous," Shostak said. "It's hard to prove that nobody is out there and it may be hard to find them even if they are there." What do you think?
First steps. Find a quiet, comfortable place to sit or lie down. First, take a normal breath. Then try a deep breath: Breathe in slowly through your nose, allowing your chest and lower belly to rise as you fill your lungs. Let your abdomen expand fully. Now breathe out slowly through your mouth (or your nose, if that feels more natural).Read More
"There is no way of making a hedge grow like pruning it. There is no way of making sex interesting like repressing it."Read More
Awareness is conscious connection with universal intelligence. Another word for it is Presence; consciousness without thought.Read More
Moreover, we can say that the concept of an "Eternity," which encompasses all the stars and galaxies in the Universe, is definitely far too grand, given the existence of dark energy and what's known about the fate of our Universe. The only ways to test this, unfortunately, rely either on simulations (which have their own inherent flaws) or sitting around and waiting, and seeing what arises. Until a greater-scale intelligence tries to communicate with us by creating and sending an obviously "intelligent" signal, we'll have only the Count of Monte Cristo option: wait and hope.Read More
“Lay down all thoughts,
surrender to the void.
It is shining.”
~ John LennonRead More
Whatever table you might have gathered around this thanksgiving, in whosever company you might enjoy, save some gratitude for the folks who put the food on your plate. And when you’re done enjoying your meal, let’s get to work take a nap. And when you’re done taking a nap, let’s get to work. If we want a financially viable alternative to industrial food production systems, it’s up to all of us to use our voices, our votes, and our dollars to start investing in one.Read More
What do you think about our reality? Anil Seth talks on Ted that our brain hallucinates our conscious reality... What do you think? Leave comments and see how you can contribute with what you know about consciousness and the universe. Some food for thought...Read More
"As an actor you play characters, and then if you go deep enough into those characters, you realize that your own character is pretty thin to begin with," he said. "You suddenly have this separation and go: 'Who's Jim Carrey? Oh, he doesn't exist actually.' There's just a relative manifestation of consciousness appearing, and then somebody gave him a bunch of ideas — they gave him a name, and a religion, and a nationality, and he clustered those together into something that's supposed to be a personality, and it doesn't actually exist. None of that stuff, if you drill down, is real."Read More
"Do you have 10 minutes a day that you can sit still and think? In those 10 minutes the brain has neuroplasticity. It can grow and it can change and it can learn new things," Worrell said. "So, in that 10 minutes you spend each day, your creating new neural structures that allow you to live a better life in the long term." Want to learn more about meditation Book your class Today.Read More
To be clear, mindfulness and meditation are not the same thing. There are types of meditation that are mindful, but not all mindfulness involves meditation and not all meditation is mindfulness-basedMindfulness mainly refers to the idea of focusing on the present moment, but it's not quite that simple. It also refers to several forms of meditation practices that aim to develop skills of awareness of the world around you and of your behavioral patterns and habits. In truth, many disagree about its actual purpose and what is and isn't mindfulness.
“The only dominant theory we have of consciousness says that it is associated with complexity — with a system’s ability to act upon its own state and determine its own fate,” Koch says. “Theory states that it could go down to very simple systems. In principle, some purely physical systems that are not biological or organic may also be conscious.”Read More
LHC double heavy particle to shine light on strong force
"In contrast to other particles of this type, in which the three quarks perform an elaborate dance around each other, a particle with two heavy quarks is expected to act like a planetary system, where the heavy quarks are like two stars orbiting one around the other, with the lighter quark orbiting around this binary system."
"The research team will now measure the properties of the Xi-cc++ to establish how this new arrangement of quarks behaves and how the strong force holds the system together."Read More
You can simulate water in a computer but it will never be 'wet'. -Koch
The role of consciousness in quantum physics – Wave, or particle, or both? - What Meditation Really Is...Read More