"every time a difference is manifested between the past and the future, heat is involved." ― from "The Order of Time"
The best way to achieve adult love is to develop the most important relationship skill. Witnessing includes the ability to hold your partner’s perspectives alongside your own and to see yourself through your partners’ eyes. Witnessing can give an accurate picture of any given interaction and the relationship as a whole. No matter how accurate
Before that, the atom served as an increasingly useful hypothetical construct. At the same time, Einstein defined a new entity: a particle of light, the “light quantum,” now called the photon. Until then, everyone considered light to be a kind of wave. It didn’t bother Einstein that no one could observe this new thing. “It
The concept of non-action might just be the most powerful action to take for curbing anxiety. — Read on bigthink.com/21st-century-spirituality/how-a-4th-century-taoist-concept-is-treating-anxiety
Amishi Jha studies how we pay attention: the process by which our brain decides what's important out of the constant stream of information it receives. Both external distractions (like stress) and internal ones (like mind-wandering) diminish our attention's power, Jha says -- but some simple techniques can boost it. "Pay attention to your attention," Jha
It isn’t just that we need different theories for different aspects of the world, but that our best understanding may come from theories or models that are not strictly true, and some of which may contradict one another. This is a liberating outlook, though care must be taken not to let it become too liberating.
Humans, Mr. Harari warned, “have created such a complicated world that we’re no longer able to make sense of what is happening.” Related: Article: What’s Next for Humanity: Automation, New Morality and a ‘Global Useless Class’ nyti.ms/2u3K0oY
What is the silliest claim ever made? The competition is fierce, but I think the answer is easy. Some people have denied the existence of consciousness: conscious experience, the subjective character of experience, the “what-it-is-like” of experience. Next to this denial—I’ll call it “the Denial”—every known religious belief is only a little less sensible than
Could you be living inside a simulation created by a more advanced intelligence? Where does your unerring belief that you are not come from? — Read on www.newscientist.com/article/mg23130890-200-metaphysics-special-philosophys-biggest-questions-unravelled/