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"If the guru is inside, that guru needs to hear the chorus of the tribe. We are wired for community and our bodies, minds, and souls will only be fully calibrated in company of like minds. Have you felt exiled from your pack? Do your parents and siblings think you’re weird? Are you the ugly duckling in the chicken nest that doesn’t know it’s a swan? If so, the deep, soul-level comfort of like-minds, and open hearts is awaiting you. Your tribe may be outside of your blood relatives and even your oldest friends. In fact, letting go of some of these relationships will make room for new, more healing connections.

Understand that waking up invokes many many “no’s”. Estés says, “…to be ourselves causes us to be exiled by many others, and yet to comply with what others want causes us to to be exiled from ourselves. It is a tormenting tension and it must be borne, but the choice is clear.”".
Dr. Kelly Brogan discusses how you can release your inner Wild Woman, freeing her from the grasps of depression and perils of life.
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"Intuition is unconscious pattern recognition ; as with riding a bicycle, repetition of patterns leads to mastery."
Intuition is not a mystical realm of psychology, but rather unconscious pattern recognition.
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Wake Up - You're God

You are Brahman, Buddha, Prana, Tao and Chi. You are also the Great Spirit, Wakan Tanka among the Sioux, and Gitche Manitou in Algonquian.

You are It. Thou art That. Tat Tvam Asi.

One of my favorite and most powerful, beautiful and moving (for me) short clips of Alan Watts. In only a few minutes and a hundred or so words, Alan Watts summarises the fundamental, unifying message behind every single religious or spiritual practice.

You are not IN this universe or ON this Earth. You are a manifestation of the divine energy force of this marvellous universe and the Earth. Just as a wave is a manifestation of and inseparable from the ocean, you are a manifestation of and inseparable from, the divine energy force of the universe. Whatever you choose to call it. The "reality", the separation you think you see from other's and all that there is, is an illusion. But as Einstein once said, " is a persistent one" (illusion).


"Cheer up. You can't blame anyone else for the kind of world you're in. And if you know that "I" in the sense of the person, the self, the ego doesn't really exist. Then it won't go to your head too badly if you wake up and discover that you're God" (Alan Watts)

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+Lahn Jung JuLes that's so funny, when I wrote "his" I stopped to consider the implications, but thought I was jokingly referring to the god of the bible previously, so it made sense 😂

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Thinking: Binary vs Holistic

Jacques Derrida urged us to dismantle our tendency towards crude simplicity, in order to embrace the rich complexity of truth.

"To deconstruct an idea is to show its confused and riddled with logical defects, and that we must keep its messiness constantly in mind."


[ Deconstruction ]

Deconstruction: dismantling our excessive loyalty to any idea, and learning to see the aspects of the truth that might lie buried in its opposite.

Once we begin to examine it closely, almost all our thinking is riddled with a false - unjustified and unhelpful - privileging of one thing over another: speech is privileged over writing, reason over passion, men over women, words over pictures, sight over touch.

Derrida's core point was that this privileging involves a failure to see the merits and value of supposedly lesser part of the equation. That the neglected counter-parts in some of our key oppositions are worthy of love and attention.

Derrida deconstructed a range of key binary terms: reason vs passion, masculinity vs femininity, profit vs generosity, high-culture vs low-culture.

His hope was that we can learn to live more intelligently, with some of the conflicts that lay beneath these terms. That we could come to see that both sides were onto something, that both were a bit wrong, that both needed each other, and that the tension between by necessity, always proved irrevocable.

For example, in his deconstruction of Equality, Derrida showed that the assertion that 'equality is always better than inequality' is in fact unstable and obscure. And he pointed out that some of the best human situations we know are obviously not examples of equality in action.

To deconstruct an ideas is to show its confused and riddled with logical defects, and that we must keep its messiness constantly in mind.

Derrida was criticising our tendency to imagine that behind every problem lies somewhere a good and neat solution. We offer him creatures destined to live our lives without clear answers, and that the craving for them is at the root of our troubles. He wanted to cure us of our crude simplicity, and to make us more comfortable with a permanently oscillating nature of wisdom.

For instance he argued that we might rightly be confused about the merits of capitalism and socialism, or the relationship between love and sex, but that we should never rush to conclusions around these topics. There are useful things to be said on both sides of these equations. To conclude that capitalism is either splendid or sinful, or that love and sex are either very closely linked or have nothing much to do with one another, is to avoid grappling with the fraught and kaleidoscopic nature of reality.

Being confused and uncertain around such concepts isn't a sign of weakness or stupidity, it is for Derrida the certain mark of maturity.

[ Aporia ]

Derrida's tactic was to glamorise this condition, and to give it a positive ring. Which is why he brought back into use a beautiful greek word:

Aporia: meaning impasse or puzzlement.

He was proposing aporia as a state we should feel proud to know, and to visit on a regular basis. Confusion and doubt are not embarrassing dead ends in the Derridian worldview, they're simply evidence of the adulthood of the mind.

[ Logocentrism ]

One of Derrida's chief targets of criticism, was a way of thinking called:

Logocentrism: over-hasty and naive devotion to reason, logic and clear definition, underpinned by a faith in language as the natural and best way to communicate.

Derrida who loved music and art, stressed that many of the most important things that we feel, can never be neatly expressed in words, written or spoken, as a logocentric tends to forgot.

An instance of logocentrism, was the prestige of the idea of IQ. Which measures primarily a persons ability to solve logical puzzles, but which largely ignores many other qualities of mind.

[ Challenging Status Quo ]

Derrida was casting doubts on the entire foundations of the modern intellectual worldview. Like many important thinkers, Derrida can be cherished as a corrective to certain excessive attitudes, in his case, an over-zealous devotion to reason and clear cut answers.

[ Countering Partisan Bias ]

Derrida didn't want to remove all hierarchies, he knew it was right that kindness should be privileged over cruelty, wit over dullness, generosity over meanness, but he also understood how often we unwittingly dismiss things, people and ideas, when their opposites bask in what might be arbitrary status.

[ Perspective Taking ]

At its best, Derrida is a voice of modesty and patience, asking us to see what might be of value in those ideas we too easily overlook, and to get curious about why it might nice, to be always, even if only for a little while, on the other side of any debate.
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Free Yourself from Your Personal Stories

"An effective mindfulness practice for working with self-stories so you don’t get so caught up in yourself that you miss the irreplaceable moments happening right in front of you."

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An effective mindfulness practice for working with self-stories so you don’t get so caught up in yourself that you miss the irreplaceable moments.
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The cause of our enlightenment ~ Pema Chödron

Sentient beings are the cause of our enlightenment. When they bother us, we learn patience; when they’re suffering, we learn loving-kindness and compassion. No matter what reaction they evoke,we can relate to them in a way that leads to buddhahood. Instead of buying into aversion, we become tolerant. Instead of staying stuck in selfishness, we extend a hand to someone in distress. Instead of letting jealousy sabotage us, we train in rejoicement therapy.

– Pema Chödron

from the book "No Time to Lose: A Timely Guide to the Way of the Bodhisattva"
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Thank you +Noreen Barron​. I've been attracted to light more lately and the ways it creates movement/vibration. 

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“I’m 70 years old and I’m still angry,” said Oliver Stone. “I’m still angry about the way we treat people. It’s depressing as hell.”
The award-winning director of "Snowden" condemned U.S. warmongering and foreign policy in an interview
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Omg, the Shining twins was a little too good. Someone spent too much time in Photoshop with that one!

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Particular sounds are preferred or avoided in non-related languages far more often than previously assumed.
It appears that meanings of words are far more often associated with certain sounds than is printed in linguistics textbooks.
Up to now, linguists assumed that the association between how words sound and what they mean is arbitrary in most cases. Cases like the use of the letter m in the word for ‘mother’ in many languages were previously considered rare exceptions to this rule. An international research team, including scientists from the Max Planck Institutes for Mathematics in the Sciences and the Science of Human History, have carried out a comprehensive analysis which disproves this assumption.
N as in nose, an association that probably did not arise by chance. The sound n is found in the word for the olfactory organ more frequently than in other words. The same applies to the sound u; the sound a, on the other hand, is seldom found anywhere in the world.
Some words for particular concepts, as body parts, seem to have preferences towards carrying specific sounds in comparison to the rest of the words says Damián E. Blasi a scientist from the Max Planck Institutes for Mathematics in the Sciences and for the Science of Human History. Blasi made a key contribution to a study in which a team of researchers, including scientists from Germany, the USA, Denmark and other countries, investigated the associations between sound and meaning in words.

The scientists used data for the study from over two-thirds of the 6,000-plus languages spoken throughout the world. That is practically all of the available data says Peter F. Stadler, Professor at the University of Leipzig and academic staff member at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences. Using the data pool of 4,000-plus languages, the researchers examined whether 100 words use certain sounds more frequently or more rarely than would be normal based on arbitrary association.
They actually discovered such positive and negative associations in languages that are not related to each other for many of the examined words. For example, the sounds o, u, p, k and q arise frequently in the words used for ‘knee’. The term ‘tongue’ has an e and l in many languages but rarely has a u or a k. These associations are not limited to parts of the body: the word used to denote ‘sand’ throughout the world often contains the sound s, and the sound t is frequently found in the words used for ‘stone’.
According to our analysis, certain sounds are preferred or avoided in a large proportion of all words across continents and language families and, moreover, by people from very different cultural, historical and geographical contexts says Damián Blasi.
In view of the enormous possibilities that exist for variations in the world’s languages, the result is astonishing and alters our understanding of the boundary conditions under which people communicate.

Most people assume a bouba is a big animal, and a kiki small one
Up to now, we assumed that such associations between sounds and meanings are very rare says Harald Hammarström, a linguist from the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena. In addition to the sound m in words denoting mother, linguists are also familiar with the bouba-kiki effect: they observe this phenomenon when they show someone a large animal like an elephant and a small one, for example a bird, and ask them which of the animals is called bouba, and which kiki in a language they do not know. Most people intuitively select bouba for the elephant and kiki for the small bird. The vowels a and o tend to be associated more with large things and e and i with small ones. However, this was practically the only known association of this kind that extends across language families.
Linguists could also have reached the view that meanings mostly came to be associated with their sounds randomly, as the available studies did not allow any other conclusion. Previous studies were mostly limited to individual associations or a limited sample of languages explains Damián Blasi. Thanks to the large volume of data we analyzed, we were also able to establish the spatial distribution of these associations and how they change over time.
Using bioinformatics tools developed by Peter F. Stadler the team of researchers discovered the fact that the associations are far more common than previously assumed. A mathematician, Stadler usually uses statistical instruments to discover genetic correlations in biology.
I kind of stumbled into the area of linguistics says Stadler. There are similarities but also differences between bioinformatics and linguistics, and he adapted the mathematical formulas to them.

Tests for statistical artefacts
In addition, Peter F. Stadler, Damián Blasi and their colleagues amassed all of the factors that could have an influence on the associations between sounds and meanings, but did not support the premise that some sounds are preferred or avoided for certain meanings throughout the world. Then they developed statistical tests to eliminate such artefacts. Genealogical relationships between languages are such a factor. They can result in the same sound-meaning relationships arising in different languages. However, the researchers had to exclude these cases, as they were only interested in the sounds that are preferred or avoided in words that are used in non-related languages.
The scientists also tested whether individual sounds arise more frequently in a term because the corresponding word was adopted by one language from another unrelated one spoken in a neighbouring region. Word length also played a role in the analysis: the longer a word is, the more likely that individual sounds will arise in it. That would also give rise to a statistical artefact says Damián Blasi.
Search for original language becoming more difficult
Using similar statistical studies, the international team also looked for possible reasons why some sounds are chosen more often for a particular term than others.
We have been unable to explain the associations between sounds and meanings up to now says Harald Hammarström. The team reached its conclusion with the help of statistical tests for certain causes. For example, it has been conjectured, that words with certain sounds for a particular meaning can easily spread from one language to another if this combination is generally perceived as being suitable and pleasant. If this is the case, it must be possible to see how this spreads from a starting point into neighbouring language communities on a map showing the distribution areas of individual sound-meaning associations. The researchers found as little evidence for this as they did for the influence of a hypothetical original language, whose existence can possibly still be felt in many of today’s languages. If it existed, the associations between sounds and meanings in the different languages would have to be distributed in a similar pattern to related words. This is not the case, however.
These insights into sound-meaning relationships have far-reaching consequences for linguistics says Damián Blasi.
Particularly for the analysis of relationships between languages and the search for the original language. In such studies, linguists have also been searching for sounds that are associated with one word in different languages. But we are raising a warning flag here says Peter F. Stadler.
It appears that people associate many terms with the same sounds, irrespective of whether their languages are related to each other or not.
Summary: Researchers investigate the association between sounds and the meaning of words.Source: Max Planck Institute.Particular sounds are preferred or avoided in non-related languages far mo
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You get all kinds of happiness advice on the internet from people who don't know what they're talking about. Don't trust them.

Actually, don't trust me either. Trust neuroscientists. They study that gray blob in your head all day and have learned a lot about what truly will make you happy.

UCLA neuroscience researcher Alex Korb has some insights that can create an upward spiral of happiness in your life.

#Tuesday #Selfdevelopment #Happiness #science #Neuroscience #humancondition #UCLA 
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