Monday, April 24, 2017

Quotes: Mark Twain

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear—not absence of fear.” - Mark Twain
And as C. S. Lewis puts it, this "courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.”

User feedback: Amazon

Amazon.com must have rolled out this feature today, because I bought a book yesterday and this definitely wasn't displayed anywhere on the web page. Or was it there and I didn't notice?

Newly added feature prompts users to add items to registry for wedding or baby

Amazon, We the Users say thanks o, for the largeness of heart. Weaving the need to populate a wedding or baby registry into the platform's feature is considerate for some users, maybe even preemptive for others. However, give the control back to users, especially so they have the option of disabling the feature, if it doesn't suit - lifestyle or layout preferences.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Breezy like Sunday evening



With the storms passed, and milestones reached, the release and the gratitude come rolling in. Smiling through the tears, the heart and soul break into song: at your best, you are Love.


Saturday, April 22, 2017

N.E.R.D

AskMen Interview with Pharrell Williams


Here and now, thoughts of my dad's words, personality, and ideals are actively on my mind. And even though I thought I'd forgotten parts of my childhood, I realized that I've designed my bathroom tiles with coins, just like he had done with his, before I was even five.

No one ever really dies. In essence, personal identity is not bound by one's body alone, but also by their values, ideas, and character even, which go on to outlive the bodies that temporarily "house" them.

Amen.

Questions Come to You

"Is God a separate personality from the human experience?"

When he was alive, pantheist dad would say time and again, "God is man to man."
Or "man is God to man," wasn't it?
This time, theist daughter considers the gravity in these words, because this is true of her experience:
the blurred lines between divinity and humanity.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

"Chemical missbalance"

Is it not amazing how hearing those simple words, "I Miss You" could change your state of mind in an instant, and put the strength of the recovery you claim to test?

Ah! Hormones.

So what was the verdict? Did she progress or is she standing still? Because either way, she is a-okay.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Signal-to-Noise

At some point in life, quotes go from simply having intellectual value - mere wisecracks, quips with a nice ring, to being what you know to be Truth - your truth that echoes your human experience. Just like the fountain of honey oozing out of this here beehive, dripping down the sides of my mouth, my soul, and running down my elbows:

"Whatever is rejected from the self, appears in the world as an event.”  – Carl Gustav Jung.

This Jung quote posits that whatever you can’t resolve must repeat itself. It's a prompting to do work: take the time, hold a candle to your soul, let down your guard, and do that work. Take the tautology for double emphasis. Especially now, with the rise of attention merchants scrambling for headspace, now when "mindshare" is a valuable resource, filter out the unwanted signals and tune in to the frequency of your own higher calling.