Luca–Days Of The Week–Condensed

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Tuesday

Jon Kabat-Zinn says, jkz-on-compassion01‘from the very beginning [of MBSR] … the idea was to transform the world.’ He wants to introduce ‘the full spectrum of the dharma. Mindfulness is just the start. Then there’s compassion…. JeanVanier 2Jean Vanier, known for his compassion, the nourishment and love of others, writes that ‘to be nourished by the love of others is a call to become a nourishment for those who suffer and are alone in distress.’

Moose_superior-from-wp• 2014-02-18–moose to the east, moose to the west on a park for all seasons (terra nova) and great canadian rivers (the stikine). brian cox tells of the wonder of life’s origins giving rise to ‘endless forms most beautiful’. all life can trace its lineage back to luca, the last universal common ancestor.

Wednesday

I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. This applies worldwide.What is ‘transformational evolution‘? Physicist  Eric Chaisson gives some examples: ‘Mountains sprouting in response to tectonic forces, fertilized eggs developing into mature adults, and normal stars swelling.’ However, ‘the second law of thermodynamics demands that as any system complexifies [for which he proposes ‘energy rate density’ as a measure] — even a human social system — its surroundings necessarily degrade.’ He notes that ‘This file is in the public domain because it was solely created by NASA. NASA copyright policy states that "NASA material is not protected by copyright unless noted". (See Template:PD-USGov, NASA copyright policy page or JPL Image Use Policy.)technologists use an energy rate density … that is several times greater than that of traditional commercial society (perhaps, epitomized by astronaut-elites who individually enjoy energy shares … 500 times more than each of us actually consumes as food daily). Symbolized by the most heavily energy-using countries such as the United States, Canada, Bahrain, and Qatar, technological societies have distinctly higher [energy rate density] values than the average global citizen on Earth today or even than those living in the developed countries of Europe.’ He observes that natural selection likely pertains to physical and cultural events as well, whether for stars or humans.

Challenge_vs_skill.svg-from-wpPsychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi says ‘that people are happiest when they are in a state of flow…, identical to the feeling of being in the zone or in the groove.’ (thanks to bb)

By en:User:Jaganath [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], via Wikimedia Commons• 2014-02-19–honey badgers are fast, smart, and fearless. meanwhile, joanna lumley continues down the nile.

Thursday

Richard Rohr knows ‘we have to leave the garden, so to speak. It is this movement out and back between the loneliness and desperation of the false self and the fullness of the True Self that is the process of transformation.’ By Joan Halifax (flickr_url: [1]) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia CommonsJoseph Campbell (pictured) called this the hero’s journey, to leave (or fall) and return. Each of us is a hero. Each of us has left the womb, and that’s just the start of a lifelong journey. Rohr says these ‘are journeys away from the center, where we literally become “ec-centric” and off balance.’

artwork_images_425934711_785237_andrei-molodkinfrom-artnet.com• 2014-02-20–cb and i talked about mark’s good news. smashing the mould ended with andrei molodkin, who creates art with russian oil (such as ‘KI$$’, pictured). when we burn it in our cars, he reminds us, we burn hundreds of millions of years of history — not good news for us.

Friday

Pandora's_Cluster_–_Abell_2744-from-wpHow old are you? ‘The galaxy, named Abell2744 Y1, was formed around 13.2 billion years ago when the universe was extremely young.’ — ‘Extremely young’? What’s a few hundred million years? Nevertheless, this is cool, whatever your age. (thanks to jwl)

Saturday

Dharma_Wheel.svg• 2014-02-22–reading about buddhist dharma, which ‘within a western context can be seen as an applied system of natural mental health and well-being.’ dharma contains the wisdom of buddhism. ‘One of the central tenets of Buddhism, is the denial of a separate permanent “I”, and is outlined in the three marks of existence’: suffering, change, and non-self.

This file,by Lip Kee Yap, is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.we watched ‘that shouldn’t fly‘. afterwards, ‘coast‘ hopped across the channel to france.

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Sunday

By Vaska037 (Celebrations on Robson  Uploaded by Skeezix1000) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons• 2014-02-23–up at seven to watch the men’s hockey game.

Monday

Biophilia-from-wpCosmogony by Björk from Biophilia. Another song from Biophilia, Hollow, was inspired by her ancestors: ‘The grounds open below you and you can feel your mother and her mother, and her mother, and her mother, and her mother’–perhaps all the way back to Luca. (thanks to lb)

By Diliff (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or CC-BY-2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5)], via Wikimedia CommonsThe Dave Matthews Band plays Ants Marching. (thanks to db)

By Ane_Brun_3.jpg: Benoît Derrier from Auxerre, France derivative work: Athyllis (Ane_Brun_3.jpg) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia CommonsAne Brun sings Jóga.

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g-papillon01-screencap-by-pklGabrielle Papillon’s Go Into The Night, imagined as a 10×10 project. (thanks to tp)

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lucianasouza.comLuciana Souza sings Here It Is by Leonard Cohen (thanks to lf)

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The greatest ever trombone solo.

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rankins-reddeer-012507Voted the best East Coast song of all time. (thanks to ts)

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