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are you dead?

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Let’s Dance!

  

song from pi…

Thank you to aSongScout, who says “This is a song I wrote to help me memorize π, since I can memorize music easier than strings of numbers. In my mind, I can hear the melody, and figure out the numbers.”

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become the music…

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watching the galaxy form…

The Illustris project is a large cosmological simulation of galaxy formation, completed in late 2013, using a state of the art numerical code and a comprehensive physical model. Building on several years of effort by members of the collaboration, the Illustris simulation represents an unprecedented combination of high resolution, total volume, and physical fidelity.

Click here to learn more about the Illustris Project.

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a little spark of madness…

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24 hours of happy…

 

for a smile…or a hundred…

Published on Oct 29, 2013, by SmileCalm:
Joy, happiness and healing experienced on retreat at Deer Park Meditation Center expressed with smiles by young and not-so-young. A smile shows the world we are a free person in our body, heart and mind.

Guitar by Carl Struck. Images by D. Nelson.

innovative ideas through meditation…

steve jobsThe Unexpected Source That Inspired Whole Foods, Apple’s Sleek Design and The White Album

excerpted from the Huff Post “The Third Metric,” Nov 20, 2013:

Mindfulness and meditation are some of the most popular practices among leaders in fields as disparate as business and the arts. But even before meditation entered the mainstream, a few public figures quietly credited the practice with their greatest ideas and successes.

Research has demonstrated that meditation can in fact boost focus and creativity. A2011 study found meditation to boost both divergent thinking, which helps new ideas to be generated, and convergent thinking, which is linked with effective problem-solving. With more and more research proving meditation’s extensive cognitive benefits, increasing numbers of artists, writers, musicians, athletes and business innovators are turning to the practice to tap into their deepest creative potential.

“Ideas are like fish,” the filmmaker David Lynch wrote in “Catching the Big Fish,” a book on meditation and creativity. “If you want to catch little fish, you can stay in the shallow water. But if you want to catch the big fish, you’ve got to go deeper. Down deep, the fish are more powerful and more pure.They’re huge and abstract. And they’re very beautiful.”

Here are six brilliant ideas and institutions that came about as a result of meditation. (more…)

grace, strength & creativity in motion…

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