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About me
A blog to promote a healthy mindset, living, and all around general inner peace. A blog about my ideologies, what I think about on a daily basis, philosophical analysis and just re-blogging things that serve for the betterment of each individual. In a constant journey to better myself, I have found that my greatest advancements were a result of considering the perspective of those who think differently than me. Here, I will post my own ideologies as well as promote judgment-free, indiscriminate discussion among anyone who comes across this blog (anon or not on anon).
learn to take care of each other and all that provides us with life. Appreciate the miraculous events that happen every day. Look at nature and see the beauty. Learn about spirituality, learn about green ways of living, learn about science, biology, physics to gain understanding. One can never learn too much. Namaste


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Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. - Leo Tolstoy


What Will I Post?
I'm trying to promote healthy living, a peaceful mindset, and provide information on how to help and preserve the earth I will also post information about physics or biology-related phenomenons; to show the beauty of our universe and world and why we should cherish it. It’s also a place where ***you can message me (on anon or not, confidential or not) about your own philosophies on life, problems, qualms, anything!***


Hello

I hope everyone has been well. Remember, I am always here for comfort, advice, and a helping hand.

Namaste.


astronemma:

The Densest GalaxyCredit: NASA, ESA, Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA), Jay Strader (Michigan St. Univ.) et al.

The bright core and outer reaches of giant elliptical galaxy M60 (NGC 4649) loom large at the upper left of this sharp close-up from the Hubble Space Telescope. Some 54 million light-years away and 120,000 light-years across, M60 is one of the largest galaxies in the nearby Virgo Cluster. In cosmic contrast, the small, round smudge at picture centre is now recognized as an ultra-compact dwarf galaxy. Catalogued as M60-UCD1, it may well be the densest galaxy in the nearby universe. Concentrating half of its total mass of 200 million suns into a radius of only 80 light-years, stars in the inner regions of M60-UCD1 are on average 25 times closer together than in planet Earth’s neighborhood of the Milky Way. Exploring the nature of M60-UCD1, astronomers are trying to determine if ultra-compact dwarf galaxies are the central remnants of larger galaxies that have been tidally stripped by gravitatonal encounters, or evolved as massive globular star clusters. Recently discovered, a bright X-ray source seen at its centre could be due to a supermassive black hole. If so, that would favour a remnant galaxy origin for M60-UCD1.

Via APOD.

astronemma:

The Densest Galaxy
Credit: NASAESAHubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA), Jay Strader (Michigan St. Univ.) et al.

The bright core and outer reaches of giant elliptical galaxy M60 (NGC 4649) loom large at the upper left of this sharp close-up from the Hubble Space Telescope. Some 54 million light-years away and 120,000 light-years across, M60 is one of the largest galaxies in the nearby Virgo Cluster. In cosmic contrast, the small, round smudge at picture centre is now recognized as an ultra-compact dwarf galaxy. Catalogued as M60-UCD1, it may well be the densest galaxy in the nearby universe. Concentrating half of its total mass of 200 million suns into a radius of only 80 light-years, stars in the inner regions of M60-UCD1 are on average 25 times closer together than in planet Earth’s neighborhood of the Milky Way. Exploring the nature of M60-UCD1, astronomers are trying to determine if ultra-compact dwarf galaxies are the central remnants of larger galaxies that have been tidally stripped by gravitatonal encounters, or evolved as massive globular star clusters. Recently discovered, a bright X-ray source seen at its centre could be due to a supermassive black hole. If so, that would favour a remnant galaxy origin for M60-UCD1.

Via APOD.

cosmic-rebirth:

Go to the woods if you can.

cosmic-rebirth:

Go to the woods if you can.

(Source: spiritswildandfree)

superbnature:

Evening light at Haweswater. by Tall Guy http://flic.kr/p/kJ13a1

superbnature:

Evening light at Haweswater. by Tall Guy http://flic.kr/p/kJ13a1

"Refrain from grasping anything in meditation; the moment you do, otherness begins, and so does duality. Nothing is to be done. Then all your riddles will be solved and dissolved. ‘Moolmaya’ – that is, the primary illusion – will release her stranglehold on you and will get lost."
- Nisargadatta Maharaj (via ashramof1)

space-pics:

Copernicus crater and surrounding area, with some interesting detail infohttp://space-pics.tumblr.com/

space-pics:

Copernicus crater and surrounding area, with some interesting detail info
http://space-pics.tumblr.com/

"The person who reads too much and uses his brain too little will fall into lazy habits of thinking."
- Albert Einstein (via observando)

"Have you ever heard the phrase cockblocking? You know, you’re at a bar, talking to a girl, and what happens? Her less attractive friend comes over and ruins everything. Cockblock. Well I have to tell you something guys: I have been the less attractive friend, and you were NOT cockblocked. I was following orders from my better-looking friend that she did not wanna fuck you. …Girls have two signals for their friends: ‘I’m gonna fuck him’ and ‘HELP.’"
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Amy Schumer [x] (via rashaka)

The number of “get me out of here” tactics women have developed and shared to help each other escape from overly-insistent-to-borderline-predatory dudes in public places should probably be enough evidence of the existence of rape culture all on its own.

(via madgastronomer)

YES

(via ellakrystina)

I especially like how, in the majority of cases, you don’t have to verbally communicate what your signals are to other women. I’ve had women I didn’t even know come save me. Literally every woman recognizes the “Dear god, help me” facial expression, and knows exactly what they should do. We don’t get a handbook for this. We don’t have a sit-down nail polish party where we talk about a standardized woman code for preventing creepers. It’s just part of being a woman.

BUT LOL RAPE CULTURE DOESN’T EXIST.

(via eastberlin)

Yup. I’ve definitely taken strangers by the arm and pulled her aside to go, “Oh my GOD it’s you! How ARE YOU?!? It’s been so long!” and then been like “hey I could overhear that guy who wouldn’t leave you alone so I figured I’d give you an out” and then see their VISIBLY RELIEVED expressions. This is part of girl code, because rape culture is that pervasive.

(via thebicker)

I once had a girl sit on my lap and say “hey baby” after she witnessed a guy (who was easily 20+ years older than me) hitting on me and harassing me for my number even after I told him I was taken. After he got up and left she asked if I was okay. I couldn’t thank her enough times, I even bought her a drink.

(via castielsmiles)

We have done this. In fact, we are this. Because we are asexual and we don’t like alcohol so we never drink, we have gone with friends to parties/places where our sole job was to keep an eye out for everyone and be the permanent ‘aggressive man-sheild.’ Not one of our female friends has ever questioned this or found it all strange. In fact, often once they realized we were willing to do it, it would be pre-arranged. Every guy friend we ever did this in front of or tried to explain to looked flabbergasted. They had no idea that this was a) an intentional thing, b) a planned ahead thing, or c) universal.

Rape culture is the fact that every woman understands this. Male privilege is the fact that no guy on earth seems to know or understand.

(via cractasticdispatches)

I’ve been asked to pretend to be my friend’s girlfriend every time we go out at night, just because she wears clothes that show off her curves and guys won’t leave her alone. They only back off when I put my arm around her and act as if we’re together romantically, and sometimes not even then.

(via zaataronpita)

i once ran interference for a friend, only to receive the unwanted advances myself. he wouldn’t back off until my (male) friend literally wrapped me up in his arms and acted as if he was my S.O.

(via miljathefailcat)

It happens online too. A guy I know started Facebook-stalking me after a recent interaction, and my roommate immediately got on Facebook and told him she was my girlfriend. He thankfully backed off after that.

I can’t count the number of times I have pretended to be somebody’s girlfriend or sister in a bar when a guy wouldn’t leave her alone. Both with friends and strangers.

(via feministsupernatural)


woahmrkelley:

fahrlight:

I am not tagging this. you all need to read it.

Just cried reading this

(Source: brothers-sisters-comrades)

"Take refuge in silence. You can be here or there or anywhere. Fixed in silence, established in the inner ‘I’, you can be as you are. The world will never perturb you if you are well founded upon the tranquility within. Gather your thoughts within. Find out the thought centre and discover your Self-equipoise. In storm and turmoil be calm and silent. Watch the events around as a witness. The world is a drama. Be a witness, inturned and introspective."
- Ramana Maharshi (via ashramof1)

jtotheizzoe:

kenobi-wan-obi:

bouncingdodecahedrons:

Carl telling us how (not) to science.

"conclusion: dinosaurs" is still my favorite rebuttal to just about anything tbh.

Second perhaps only to “Therefore: aliens”

thenewenlightenmentage:

Aurora Borealis, Iceland
Image Credit: Blue Eden

thenewenlightenmentage:

Aurora Borealis, Iceland

Image Credit: Blue Eden

thenewenlightenmentage:

Orion Star Factory May Be Deadly to Planets
The Great Orion Nebula not only looks like a giant star factory, but new research suggests it also is a destroyer of young worlds.
New high-frequency radio observations obtained through the radio telescopes at the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in northern Chile show for the first time that the giant gas cloud, located some 1,400 light-years from Earth, contains hot, young stars embedded in the gas cloud that are blasting away at infant planets and the associated debris surrounding nearby baby stars.
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thenewenlightenmentage:

Orion Star Factory May Be Deadly to Planets

The Great Orion Nebula not only looks like a giant star factory, but new research suggests it also is a destroyer of young worlds.

New high-frequency radio observations obtained through the radio telescopes at the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in northern Chile show for the first time that the giant gas cloud, located some 1,400 light-years from Earth, contains hot, young stars embedded in the gas cloud that are blasting away at infant planets and the associated debris surrounding nearby baby stars.

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What can you do when a loved one is suffering? When it is ultimately up to themselves to get better? When lies have been told, trust broken? I am at a loss. I don’t know how to fix what is not mine to fix. Love and support is the only thing I can provide. And to lead by example.