Trees and sky

Trees are Happy

Look at the trees, look at the birds, look at the clouds, look at the stars… and if you have eyes you will be able to see that the whole existence is joyful. Everything is simply happy. Trees are happy for no reason; they are not going to become prime ministers or presidents and they…

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Even tired, even hectic, even dirty and rather demoralized..

..wow. Life passes. Don’t forget — revere every day. So lucky to be here. Silver nail polish = cyborg What? Cyborg = ‘cybernetics’ + ‘organism.’ Humanity enhanced by machinery. ‘Cybernetics’ coined by Norbert Wiener in his 1948 book. From Greek kybernetes = steersman or governor. Refers to the mechanisms that regulate humans or machines. If…

Morning Glory ECU

We Must Be Like Sisyphus

Today is an homage to Albert Camus (the French writer and absurdist philosopher who lived through WW1 & WW2). “The struggle itself toward the heights is enough to fill a man’s heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy.” -Albert Camus Camus refers to the Greek myth of Sisyphus, a man doomed to endlessly roll a big…

Ducks on the Lake

The Hawthorne Effect..with Ducks

“Wisdom is knowing what to overlook.” -William James (pioneering American psychologist and brother to novelist Henry James and brilliant, tortured sister and fascinating diarist Alice James) Today I was reading an article about how more and more schools are teaching ’emotional intelligence’ to students — a process that sounds akin to many aspects of mindfulness…

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Kiss Everyone

The gurus come here from India and South East Asia: Thich Nhat Hanh, the Dalai Lama, Amma. Amma is very intriguing. She’s called the hugging saint. Her community in Kerala sounds close to heaven on earth. I hope to see her on one of her NYC visits. In mainstream American culture, movie stars and celebrities…