a note on mirror neurons →
“The recent discovery of mirror neurons has shown that parts of your brain are acutely sensitive to the movements and intentions of others. Mirror neurons allow you to mirror another person, or to feel what he or she feels without even thinking about it. For example, when a friend yawns, have you ever found yourself yawning immediately afterward? Mirror neurons are essentially the brain-based...
Reviews: THE TREE OF LIFE Review →
“Although we don’t know all that much about the tight-lipped Malick, it can be deduced that “The Tree of Life” is his most strikingly personal film to date. Centering on an average family (a whimsical mother [Jessica Chastain], a staunch disciplinarian but loving father [Brad Pitt], and their three young boys - the main one, Jack, played by young Hunter McCracken) based in...
her: i think i drank too much water
her: if thats even possible
me: that's actually how people drown you know
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-7-24) →
Omega (4) Cultura Profética (4) Aventura (3) Bob Marley (3) Los Cafres (3) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Russell Brand on Amy Winehouse: 'We have lost a... →
“They (addicts) have about them the air of elsewhere, that they’re looking through you to somewhere else they’d rather be. And of course they are. The priority of any addict is to anaesthetise the pain of living to ease the passage of the day with some purchased relief.” (via Instapaper)
"The Four Agreements" by Don Miguel Ruiz
He loved her, he loved her, and until he’d loved her she had never minded being...– Truman Capote (via thatkindofwoman)
There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.– Jane Austen, Emma
Listen to the MUSN’TS, child, Listen to the DON’TS Listen to the...– Shel Silverstein
No soy de aqui ni soy de alla, no tengo edad ni por venir y ser feliz es mi...– Facundo Cabral
Solo le pido a Dios que la guerra no me sea indiferente Es un monstruo grande...– Mercedes Sosa
Observe your own body. It breathes. You breathe when you are asleep, when you...– Ilchi Lee This has certainly made the rounds, and it’s not the first time I’ve seen it. Dear old whiskey river was the original source of this quote for me. I’m still posting it however, because it’s that good. More on the breath, oh, and this is really good too.
As the man, u should never TELL a woman what to do. As the head u should only...– Marques Houston
Accept everything life brings you, and accept it with love.– advice of a Capuchin friar I once encountered
The Buddha's teaching before Buddhism? →
“The Buddha’s teaching before Buddhism?” is the title of a recent talk (60 minutes) given by Gil Fronsdal at the San Francisco Zen Center and addresses the issue of attachment to views primarily. Gil also covered the topic in a talk, “The Book of Eights” (46 minutes) at the Insight Meditation Center, available from Audiodharma.
I knew New York only filled the bill as a temporary substitute, and I hope you...– Nickolas Muray, a well-known Hungarian photographer who made some of the most beautiful photographs of Frida.
Maybe the fear is that we are less than we think we are, when the actuality...– Jon Kabat-Zinn (Arriving at Your Own Door: 108 Lessons in Mindfulness)
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-7-10) →
John Coltrane (3) Charlie Haden (1) Horace Silver (1) Blue Mitchell (1) Oliver Nelson, King Curtis & Jimmy Forrest (1) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
She had immense eyes that always seemed in danger of capsizing in their own...– J.D. Salinger, “A Girl I Knew”
Sometimes vulnerability is the most powerful emotion one could ever show.– Dr. D’elve Je Veux III
Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers...– Jalal ad-Din Rumi
Self-importance is man’s greatest enemy. What weakens him is feeling offended by...– Carlos Castaneda, from “The Fire From Within”
Every time you interact with others, you have the choice to listen to,...– Daily OM
You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try...– Louise L. Hay
Love or Fear. There are the basic two lenses that we can see the world with. And...– #TDL
When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You know that...– Billy; age 4
I want to see you. Know your voice. Recognize you when you first come...– Rumi