Success through Stillness

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success thru stillnessHave you ever felt yourself scrambling to carve out a quiet moment away from your spouse, significant other, children, or even the madness associated with your job? “Think about how much time we waste everyday being judgmental toward people over things they have no control over.” How would you feel, what would you do if you just left all that drama alone for just 20 minutes?  SUCCESS THROUGH STILLNESS – Meditation Made Simple by Russell Simmons addresses many of the common myths, excuses and so much more.

As you read the book you might get the impression that Russell Simmons is a super salesperson for Buddhism. That may be true, but challenge yourself to look beyond the messenger and be open to the message. Let that not be the only take away you get from this book. He is determined to remind us that “the practice of meditation is not a religion.” For…

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Why this rolling circle of dots is more than it seems

Originally posted on WREG.com:

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A video of eight dots rolling along a circle is more than first meets the eye.

YouTube user brusspup, who creates videos of optical illusions, uploaded the video Monday. It now has more than 2 million views.

As the video demonstrates, each dot isn’t actually rolling along the circle — they’re moving along straight lines. You can recognize this without the help of the lines by focusing on one dot at a time. If you look at all of the dots at once, however, your brain just recognizes a rolling ring of dots.

Beginning at 0:43, one dot is added at a time. When the fourth dot appears, you’ll notice they form a rotating square.

Brusspup writes, “This is just another example of looking deeper into something so simple and discovering a hidden pattern.”

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Slate’s Phil Plait also notes the dots move at varying velocities. This…

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