Once we have a firm practice of compassion our state of mind becomes stronger which leads to inner peace, giving rise to self-confidence, which reduces fear. This makes for constructive members of the community. Self-centredness on the other hand leads to distance, suspicion, mistrust and loneliness, with unhappiness as the result.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Mapbox + NASA Satellite
From the Mapbox blog:
This algae, a type of cyanobacteria, can be found in almost every terrestrial and aquatic habitat – but with the right conditions can bloom and be seen from space as blue-green patches that swirl following surface currents. Lines cutting across the image are the traces of ships.
The idea that there was something literally deeper to explore beneath the white-bread suburbia we lived in utterly captivated my 12-year-old mind.
A Rare Look At The Tunnels Under San Francisco
Photo Essay on: The Bold Italic
One thing I’ve found unique to New York (being from the midwest originally), is the occasional street donation of things left behind by people moving. People move so often in this city, that you’re bound to find a good table, fan, or even some clothes and books. Today I came home to see a stack of hardcover books outside my apartment – all in excellent condition – and I couldn’t help but grab four of them!
Thank you, anonymous.