The World Presented to Us by Our Perceptions is Nothing Like Reality

Quantum physics is forc­ing us to rethink our under­stand­ing of the nature of real­i­ty:

The cen­tral lesson of quan­tum physics is clear: There are no pub­lic objects sit­ting out there in some pre­ex­ist­ing space. As the physi­cist John Wheeler put it, “Useful as it is under ordi­nary cir­cum­stances to say that the world exists ‘out there’ inde­pen­dent of us, that view can no longer be upheld.”

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Post-Erection Reading Wrist

An offer­ing of solace and under­stand­ing

 

First, read the­se words by Jack Kornfield.

When times are uncer­tain, dif­fi­cult, fear­ful, full of change,
they become the per­fect place to deep­en the prac­tice of awak­en­ing.

After view­ing the elections….whatever your point of view,
Take time to qui­et the mind and tend to the heart.
Then go out and look at the sky.

Remember vast­ness, there are sea­sons to all things,
gain and loss, praise and blame, expan­sion and con­trac­tion.
Learn from the trees.
Practice equa­nim­i­ty and steadi­ness.

Compassion
Artwork by Carrie Marill

Then try to under­stand what hap­pened.

How did a demagogue get elected president?

The work­ing class was aban­doned by the DNC long ago. They are a par­ty of self-serv­ing neo-lib­er­als, who cater to the mas­ters of mankind.

The DNC sup­pressed their own pop­ulist can­di­date because he want­ed to upset their pow­er struc­ture. The work­ing class, who have been get­ting the shaft for over 30 years, had nobody else to turn to.

Also, the US is full of guys like this:

trump-supporter


Compassion.


 

Trove of Eye Candy

Plunge for Distance—A Former Olympic Event

Plunge for Distance

According to the 1920 Official Swimming Guide of the American Swimming Association, the plunge for dis­tance “is a dive from a sta­tion­ary take-off which is free from spring from a height of 18 inch­es above the water. Upon reach­ing the water the plunger glides face down­ward for a peri­od of 60 sec­onds with­out impart­ing any propul­sion to the body from the arms and legs.”

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