Archives for July, 2012

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Örbäck’s Hierarchy of Needs

Former Managing Director of the Turning Torso skyscraper in Sweden, Johnny Örbäck, once stated the following "hierarchy of needs" (in an episode of Extreme Engineering): what we need is Love, Food and a Beautiful Place to Live.

In that very order!

I like this vision of priorities better than the unnecessarily linear "hierarchy of needs" by Maslow in which the satisfaction of physiological and logistical needs precedes the emergence...
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Dance of Stillness

“No particle is still, each jerks about erratically, making tiny dashes hither and yon only perpetually to bounce back again.  It looks perhaps like a milling crowd or a crowded dance floor seen from high above, or like a swarm of darting midges; and it is indeed a manifestation of, and the most direct evidence for, the deathless dance of molecules.” (1)

We are made of this Brownian motion and commotion.

Sit still for a moment.
Meditate on...
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360 of Compassion

Your Psychological Independence

The West is in a constant war with reality: perpetually dissatisfied with what is, we are desperately trying to perfect it. This one and only reality seems never enough and we feel ever entitled to more: bigger houses, bigger (hybrid) cars, bigger (Anime-sized) eyes, bigger market shares, bigger tax deductions, bigger incomes, bigger bonuses, bigger breasts, bigger penises, bigger egos, and bigger wars. We have been culturally programmed to endlessly...
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