I’ve been working hard, preparing materials for some upcoming academic classes. I love being immersed in the world of ideas, but I need to remember not to stay there–it’s not where I want to live. A wise guide once said to me–“the mind’s job is to carry out the vision of the heart.” Feeding my [ Read more … ]
There are two forces at work, as complexity science demonstrates: habit and creativity. Nature has laws that perpetuate existing patterns and forms (habits), but nature also evolves, bringing forth ever new and unexpected possibilities through a non-linear process called creative emergence. -Joan Borysenko, The Huffington Post Every year I’m drawn to attend the annual Bioneers [ Read more … ]
These are photomicography–photographs from microscopes. I especially like the Differentiation of Unicellular Dictyostelium. Looks like penguins (or ducks?) ice skating. The photos speak for themselves. Enjoy.
Empty yourself of everything.Let the mind rest at peace.The ten thousand things rise and fall while the Self watches their return.They grow and flourish and then return to source.Returning to the source is stillness, which is the way of nature.The way of nature is unchanging.Knowing constancy is insight.Not knowing constancy leads to disaster.Knowing constancy, the [ Read more … ]
A friend from Montana recently moved here to the Bay area. She’s having a time adjusting to the Bay area, of course, it’s so different from remote, spacious Montana. (After I moved to Montana, I understood more clearly what “Big Sky” country means. The mountains are so huge and dramatic, they make the sky look [ Read more … ]