We went to the moon as technicians and we came back as humanitarians. ~Edgar Mitchell https://vimeo.com/154398850 Most people know Edgar Mitchell best as an Apollo 14 astronaut and sixth person to walk on the moon. A US Navy Captain, MIT-trained aeronautics engineer, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the NASA distinguished service award, and
It is that time of the year when many people make their New Year's Resolutions and unfortunately most also break them sooner or later. So I thought I write again something about new year's resolutions and why we mostly break them. Few ideas crossed my mind and I started writing how our resolutions are usually
What is the meaning of life? Where does meaning come from? An age old question many have attempted to answer. The way I see it, is that the meaning of life does not lie in becoming someone or getting somewhere. Those may happen; which is nice, but such ends cannot in themselves define the ultimate
Rumi Calendar - Response to the July Question What is true knowledge? What is to know? Tell me about 'not-knowing' Do you know any name without a reality? ...or have you ever plucked a rose from R, O, S, E? You have pronounced the name; now go seek the reality it points to. ...know that
Can you truly see what is in front of you? Is seeing really believing? Can you really see other people’s perspectives? Our minds are amazing but in doing what they are designed to do –particularly in today’s busy world saturated with sensory inputs and information overload– they can filter out critical information in favour of speed of processing. This can lead into seeing and believing a distorted version of what is actually out there, sometimes leading to our blockage and stuckness. What is filtered out is mostly that which we are not paying attention to and hence not present to. These stem from many factors such as just the way a “normal” brain works, as well as our personal histories, our future hopes, our beliefs, fears, desires, thoughts, feelings, emotions and many other factors. Learning to see multiple perspectives and shifting our perceptions is very helpful in discovering new directions which may have always been in front of our eyes. It also helps us be less judgemental, less reactionary and more present. Check out these amazing examples of how our brains distort or reconstruct the reality to suit the context.