The world is full of amazing children. Sometimes, we just have to take a moment to recognize one. Today, that child is is Ashol-Pan, a 13-year-old Mongolian girl who carries on her culture’s tradition of hunting with a golden eagle. She may just be the only girl on the planet with this very unique skill.
Check out photographer Asher Svidensky’s jaw-dropping images of her on BBC News Magazine: http://uni.cf/1mcT252
By solving a long standing scientific mystery, the common saying “you just hit a nerve” might need to be updated to “you just hit a Merkel cell,” jokes Jianguo Gu, PhD, a pain researcher at the University of Cincinnati (UC).
That’s because Gu and his research colleagues have proved that Merkel…
" I am not in love with you. I am in love with the idea of you. If it’s any consolation, you’re the best idea I’ve ever had. I’m sorry. "
"Tore my Heart" Choreographer: Sonya Tayeh to OONA and Dave Tweedie’s song Tore My Heart
This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all
Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.
Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.
~Rumi, as quoted in Parker Palmer’s reflection on hospitality and welcoming the unexpected visitor.
— Jojo Moyes, Me Before You (via millionen)
— Pema Chodron (via lazyyogi)
For centuries, researchers have studied the brain to find exactly where mechanisms for producing and interpreting language reside. Theories abound on how humans acquire new languages and how our developing brains learn to process languages.
A little table to how to get rid of all that negative self-talk. We have to learn look at the good in situations too, instead of dwelling on things we can’t change- because you know what? We may not be able to change what is happening but we CAN change how we view it!
in-plain-im-quite-insane asked: Hey Lazy Yogi! Pretty simple question, what books would you recommend to everyone on Earth?
Besides all the Harry Potter books, I would also recommend:
The Ashtavakra Gita
The Avadhuta Gita
I Am That by Nisargadatta Maharaj
The Gospel of Thomas
the nectarine words of Hafiz, Rumi, and Khalil Gibran
The Places That Scare You by Pema Chodron
Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind by Suzuki Roshi
Saddarshanam by Sri Ramana Maharshi with commentary by Nome
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
Let’s try an experiment. Pick up a coin. Imagine that it represents the object at which you are grasping. Hold it tightly clutched in your fist and extend your arm, with the palm of your hand facing the ground. Now if you let go or relax your grip, you will lose what you are clinging onto. That’s…