May 29, 2011

“People are often unreasonable and self-centered.
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives.
Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you.
Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous.
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough.
Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God.
It was never between you and them anyway.”
—Mother Teresa

Life Politics

May 29, 2011

“The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.”

– William James

“I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.”
– Arthur Rubinstein

“People are not disturbed by things, but by the view they take of them.”
– Epictetus

May 28, 2011

Day 7- How do I feel?

it’s a good thing

May 23, 2011

for comparing logic systems, for balancing intuitions, and for fun-sies

Wikipedia defines the “Gaia hypothesis” (a.k.a. Gaia theory or Gaia principle) as a theory that suggests that, “all organisms and their inorganic surroundings on Earth are closely integrated to form a single and self-regulating complex system, maintaining the conditions for life on the planet.”

Here’s the link to the wikipedia article:

I then stumbled on this interview with a Stephen Harrod Burner (who I’m in the process of learning more about, but have already become really impressed with what he says regarding the science of herbalism and healing).

In this interview, Stephen Burner uses Gaia theory as a tool to understanding humans and our relation to the world. It was super interesting and had me thinking about all kinds of stuff, so of course, I’m sharing (this article links to Stephen’s site and ‘The Foundation for Gaian Studies’–which I’m also going to have to research):

May 22, 2011

‘Sounds of the summer, day and go wise

Cold wind blowing through, a city on fire

Moments of the past, came here to find you

Not to relive them, just to remind you’

-Lupe Fiasco (Song Lyrics)