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#OccupyMyself: Confessions Of A Social Media Deserter

She misses the interactions, but values even more the time and mental space she’s regained. Will social media “deserter” Paula Góes ever return to Facebook and Twitter?

Read it at Global Voices Online.

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There is Beauty in Not Knowing

If you can, spare five minutes to watch this video.

The simple beauty of a flower captivates artist and scientist alike. Where our world exists without answers, without definitions, we seek answers and definitions. Sometimes we find them but when we don’t, what does that mean? What does it say about us? What does it say about our existence? This short video explores the world through the eyes of Richard Feynman: emotional, visually beautiful, intellectually evocative.

Source: KarmaTube

Strenthening Our Inner Firewalls

In a world of what William Gibson described as “deliriously multiple viewpoints, shot through with misinformation, disinformation, conspiracy theories and a quotidian degree of madness,”[i] we need to cultivate the power of discernment – conscious attention and conscious inattention. In a hyper-stimulated media world, silence clears the “memory buffers.” Mind clarification must precede mind expansion. Our gullible consciousness responds to any software we put into it.

These moments of silence are the “inner firewalls” against the waves of cultural spam that threaten to inundate us. From this place of deep quiet we can begin to perceive the whole web of illusion, beyond appearances and habitual concepts, to the true state of non-duality which modulates all reality. As media scholar Marshall McLuhan told us 60-years-ago, pay attention to the underlying medium, not the message.

By Steven Vedro author of Digital Dharma. See the full post at Digital Dharma: Metaphors of Consciousness in the Infosphere blog.

Worldwide meditation for a better world on 12/12/12

Next Wednesday, December 12, at exactly the same moment, the entire world will be uniting in a global meditation to uplift humanity and bring about a positive shift as we enter a new age.

There will be two worldwide, synchronous guided mediations on the The Master Shift website to wish goodness and happiness for the world. The first meditation is set to 9:30 pm Tokyo (JST), the second set to 9:30 pm New York (EST).

On 12.12.12 we are asking the entire world to be a part of a global meditation where everyone can focus on positive thoughts for our planet and ourselves at the EXACT SAME MOMENT.

The entire world will slow down for a moment to share in love and peace for the planet and each other. Anyone can participate. There’s no special discipline required nor is any specific religious belief or philosophy. All that is asked is that you be present.

Circumstances

When a train pulls into a station
it doesn’t become that station.

It merely stops there for a while
before moving on.

Whatever the circumstances in your life,
never forget what they are:
circumstances.

The train will move on.

Via Wonder, silence, gratitude.

I love the concept of impermanence, ‘this too shall pass’ is my motto for happy and sad days. Is there anything so true in the universe among those things we can understand?