FTY: Quantum Activist

April 8, 2011

I wish Netflix had the option of closed captions. Listening through an accent can be difficult for me. I will have to watch this movie again.

Film Synopsis

Be prepared to take a discontinuous leap.There is a revolution going on in science. A genuine paradigm shift. While mainstream science remains materialist, a substantial number of scientists are supporting and developing a paradigm based on the primacy of consciousness.

Dr. Amit Goswami, Ph.D, a pioneer of this revolutionary new perspective within science shares with us his vision of the unlimited potential of consciousness as the ground of all being, and how this revelation can actually help us to live better.

The Quantum Activist tells the story of a man who challenges us to rethink our very notions of existence and reality, with a force and scope not felt since Einstein.


Saturday Thank You: Jon Kabat Zinn

December 18, 2010

Goes to these  org’s/ programs/ people for inspiring me!

Wellness Works Curriculum Guides

Duke’s Integrative Medicine program and Maya McNeilly my MBSR teacher

Jon Kabat Zinn and Jefferey Brantley

Omega’s Mindfulness in Education Conference

B Corporation

The Science of Sex Appeal

At this point I am still unsure what I am going to do with all this lovely information but I am confident the steps will appear to me.

chaotic notes






i love this image/message:

Making Happy

November 24, 2010

I was having myself a little pity party. All this TSA theatre is bringing me down.Then I decided to re-read some of my meditation book Coming to Our Senses. I dunno but I think this is what Jon Stewart was trying to say in his interview with Rachel Maddow

from The Taming Power of The Small in Coming to Our Senses(link above)

We are wont to villify particularly egregious emergences of ignorance as evil. This allows us to assert categorically our own identification with goodness in contradistinction. It is a gross and ultimately unhelpful gloss, even if there are elements of truth in it. Both views, of others as evil and of ourselves as good, may be better characterized as ignorant. For both ignore the fundamental disease, the one that manifests in human beings when we fall prey to unawareness of the preciousness of life, and wantonly or witlessly harm others in seeking pleasure or power for ourselves.

Coming to Our Senses is going to be a book I buy to read again and again.

These vids/ orgs make me HAPPY!!


Electronic-Take Back Coalition

chaotic notes:

microscopic art slideshow (#8 is my favorite)

10 ways to be gracious

Opening to You: Zen Inspired Translations of the Psalms, Norman Fischer

Social Justice For All

November 11, 2010

From the Autobiography of Mother Jones Clarence Darrow:”This <the labor movement> contest is one of the important contests that have marked the progress of human liberty since the world began.Every advantage that the human race has won has been at fearful cost. Some men must die that others may live. It has come to these poor miners to bear this cross not for themselves alone but that the human race may be lifted up to a higher and broader plane.”

<Italics are mine>

While I was surfing some mom-bloggers I found the following heartbreaking entry The Kid with Superpowers of Invisibility. It got me thinking…. are we ‘the masses’ invisible to corporations, media, and government? We spend so much time passively sitting in classrooms or consuming media or other forms of ‘consumer culture’. I feel lulled into in-activisim <or click-activisim>. And helpless when I think of organizing something on my own or blazing a trail…(like this quote from a Florida teacher’s letter)

The message comes in loud and clear that a group of people in business suits can more effectively determine how to provide exemplary instruction than I can. My expertise is waved away, disregarded, and overlooked. I am treated like a day-laborer, required to follow the steps mapped out for me, rather than blaze a trail that I deem more appropriate

At one time disabled kids were not treated as kindly as they are now. Parents still fight to have their kids included into regular classrooms. Some progress has been made. Certainly not enough to make Redneck Mommies son visible during Halloween.

We US’ians are fearful of “entitlements” like social security, disability, truly supporting our veterans and dare I say inclusion. Why? Because we think we/and others don’t deserve them? And we want to hide from what scares us?

Sometimes I feel stuck in a Wayne’s World skit….


ADHD in action while surfing mom blogs
These moms inspire me because they are honest  Most confessional Mom Bloggers —–>Also I surfed the funniest and of course the most controversial

Eventually I get to Free Range kids– gee they both have sons- <free range girls? Bueller!> which leads me to remember

mind in the making<—-gotta read this book

which also reminds me of that new book on gender that just came out—mr google what is the name of that book? Delusions of Gender

I read Dr. Sax’sWhy Gender Matters and he almost had me convinced until I started reading about Delusions of Gender.

wanna-be agent smith

November 10, 2010

Andy Botwin vs. US Military (embedded clip disabled-go to utube to see it) I’m keeping it here because I like the picture 🙂

Doesn’t the guy in black remind you of the character from The Matrix? This guy? from Matrix101

Agent Smith: The main adversary to Morpheus’ plan. A sentient program in the Matrix, Smith is able to do almost everything Neo can. Agents are supremely powerful, and no one has every survived a standoff with an Agent before Neo.

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