Happiness, for most of us, is a choice. Reality is not. It seems, though, that choosing to be happy ends up changing the reality that we keep track of.
“The best spiritual instruction is when you wake up in the morning and say, ‘I wonder what’s going to happen today.’ And then carry that kind of curiosity through your life.”
– Pema Chodron
“The goal of meditation is not to get rid of thoughts or emotions. The goal is to become more aware of your thoughts and emotions and learn how to move through them without getting stuck.”
from: Your Brain on Meditation – http://www.mindful.org/the-science/neuroscience/your-brain-on-meditation
Nature Current takes you into the natural beauty of our Wisconsin waters. The rivers are corridors of connection in motion with the rhythm of our planet.
Just as the sun does not leave it’s position in the sky to illuminate objects with its radiating light, so consciousness does not leave it’s center to project awareness onto the objects of form, thoughts, and emotions. If you ever want to re-center, just start saying “hello” inside, over and over. Then notice that you are aware of that thought. Don’t think about being aware of it; just another thought. Simply relax and be aware that you hear “hello” being echoed in your mind. That is your seat of centered consciousness.
– A passage from the book I’m currently reading, The Untethered Soul
I am well again, I came to life in the cool winds and crystal waters of the mountains…
– John Muir
Paperman won the 2013 Oscar for animated short.
Why does Paperman look different than any animated movie that came before? It combines hand drawn 2D and 3D animation. Read the story about how Paperman brought hand drawing and computer animation together in a new way.
Thanks to the interstate highway system,
it is now possible to travel across the country
from coast to coast without seeing anything.
-Charles Kuralt, On The Road
Taking your time and taking it it all in. More than just passing through. It’s not about getting there, it’s about enjoying the journey. Experiencing more of what this magnificent earth has created for us.
Good video about the concept of turning the classroom into a place to engage students in understanding the lectures that they get to learn at home. I like how this teacher is preparing his students to be learners, not just memorizers of information.
Interesting velomobile with an equally interesting business model.