We don’t have any trouble coping with three dimensions – or four at a pinch. The 3D world of solid objects and limitless space is something we accept with scarcely a second thought. Time, the fourth dimension, gets a little trickier. But it’s when we start to explore worlds that embody more – or indeed fewer – dimensions that things get really tough.
Ten dimensions, and we finally reach the fabled land of string theory. For all the vitriol that has been thrown at it, string theory is for the moment the only real game in town when it comes to attempts to bundle up quantum mechanics and general relativity into a “theory of everything”. It holds that all particles that make up matter or transmit forces arise from the vibration of tiny strings. Those strings are one-dimensional. The space they wiggle about in is not. In fact, it has 10 dimensions: nine of space, and one of time.
Why? In a nutshell, because the theory doesn’t work with any fewer, as physicists Michael Green and John Schwarz showed in 1984: mathematical anomalies crop up that translate into violent fluctuations in the fabric of space-time at scales smaller than the Planck length of 10-35 metres.
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If you don’t ask the answer is no anyway.
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Patience allows opportunity to present itself. — The Professor
Through confusion we find clarity. — The Professor
Practicing Zen doesn’t mean you need to be emotionless and detached. Emotions are what make us human.
I practice to be aware of my emotions and recognize my attachment to them. When I’m pissed, I am pissed. When I’m sad, I am sad. The same is true of depression, frustration, and happiness.
Life events and circumstances, and our attachment to them bring rise of all emotions. Again, this is A-Okay. Where we fail sometimes is when we dwell. We hope the bad events are a dream from which we need to wake up and we hope the good events are a never-ending coma.
If we work on perceiving everything…. Events, emotions, etc., for exactly what they are, without our opinions or biased hopes, then we perceive IT for what IT is.
We get offended because we get attached to a concept for which another person might have an opposing view.
The name calling is just icing on the cake.