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New and Notable Tumblr Blogs of 2013 - Part 2
in no particular order
The Official White House Tumblr
Financial Times
Shit Rough Drafts
Wolfgang Puck
National Aquarium
William Caxton Fan Club
Matt Molloy
History of Engineering and Technology
Nine Inch Nails
Homer Jay Pug
National Geographic Found
Vanessa Hudgens
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Houghton Library
Calligraphy by Sam
Al Jazeera America
Stuff You Missed In History Class
Corning Museum of Glass
National Post Photos

The state of complete calmness (neutralization of restless thoughts) is attained by the continuous practice of meditation and by keeping the attention fixed at the point between the eyebrows - Paramahansa Yogananda








Rape has become endemic in South Africa, so a medical technician named Sonette Ehlers developed a product that immediately gathered national attention there. Ehlers had never forgotten a rape victim telling her forlornly, “If only I had teeth down there.”
Some time afterward, a man came into the hospital where Ehlers works in excruciating pain because his penis was stuck in his pants zipper.
Ehlers merged those images and came up with a product she called Rapex. It resembles a tube, with barbs inside. The woman inserts it like a tampon, with an applicator, and any man who tries to rape the woman impales himself on the barbs and must go to an emergency room to have the Rapex removed.
When critics complained that it was a medieval punishment, Ehlers replied tersely, “A medieval device for a medieval deed.” 
- Half the Sky, Nicholas Kristof

REBLOGGING THIS. x1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000

A medieval device for a medieval deed - yes.

This is perfect



Can we talk about how beautifully this turns rape culture on its head? Instead of “If they weren’t dressed like that they wouldn’t have been raped” THIS IS LITERALLY “IF THEY HADN’T TRIED TO RAPE SOMEONE THEY  WOULDN’T HAVE SPIKES IN THEIR DICK”*

almost everyone I tell about thus go ‘its so cruel! Its inhumane!’whAT IS RAPE THEN!?!

You know how people buy drinks for girls in bars? Why can’t people do that in book stores? Like if I’m looking at a novel in Barnes and Noble and some person walks up to me and strikes up a conversation and offers to buy the book for me there is a lot better chance of that working out in their favor

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Intention means different things to five-sensory individuals than it does to multi-sensory individuals. Five-sensory individuals think of intentions in terms such as “to get a new job.” Multi-sensory individuals go deeper. They ask, “Why do I intend to get a new job?” One reason might be, for example, “to make more money” (other reasons might be to have more prestige, work closer to home, or have a greater sense of meaning), and they keep asking until they find the real reason. Their quest for the deepest Why leads them to their ACTUAL intention.

The Why beneath the Why (and sometimes the Why beneath that, etc.) is the intention that creates consequences. That is the Why that determines the experiences of your life. The parent who sends her child to college to make her (the parent) feel better about herself, as good as her neighbors, or to avoid family disapproval is concerned about herself. The parent who supports her child with the gift of education is concerned about her child. One is taking the other is giving. One is motivated by fear, and the other is motivated by love. Both parents set into motion the Universal Law of Cause and Effect and the Universal Law of Attraction and, therefore, create different consequences with their different intentions. The first parent will experience the pain of discovering that someone she loves is using her for his or her own well-being (Universal Law of Cause and Effect) and will attract to her people with hidden agendas (Universal Law of Attraction). The second parent will experience the joy of being cared for without conditions (Universal Law of Cause and Effect) and will draw to herself people who are concerned for her (Universal Law of Attraction).

To five-sensory perception, these actions are identical-a parent sends a child to college. Without knowing the intention beneath the action, however, it is impossible to know the consequences that the action will create. When I first learned to ski, I would carry my skis on my shoulder with the short ends in front of me and the long ends with the tips behind. However, I soon learned how dangerous that was because I kept forgetting how far the tips extended. When I turned, they swung around fast, causing people to duck and lunge out the way (and complain). Not knowing your intentions is like carrying long skis on your shoulders in a china shop. Every time you turn, something behind you breaks and you can’t see what caused the damage, but you are responsible for it.

Using your creative power without knowing your intentions is like driving a car with the windshield painted black. You travel, but you do not know where. You expect to arrive at a destination, but when you get out the car (or the car crashes into something), you discover that where you thought you were going and where you went are different. If you have a need to please people, for example, you will be surprised (and probably have been many times) to discover that they eventually push you away. When your intention is to see a smile or be appreciated in order to feel safe and valuable (this is the pursuit of external power), you will always feel the pain of rejection when you see a frown instead or your efforts are not appreciated. Eventually (or immediately) you will feel abused. Your compulsive efforts to please have a price, and when it is not paid, you become angry. You expect to arrive at appreciation, but you instead at rejection and anger—a very different destination.

Most people drive with the windshield black, for example, the husband who provides his wife with home and security then becomes angry when she does not provide him comfort and sex on demand. Like my friend who thought he loved his dog but became enraged when it failed to meet his expectations (hidden agendas), the husband reached a different destination (frustration, anger, and pain) than the one he anticipated (domestic bliss). If you think your windshield is clear, ask yourself how many times you have felt angry, or at least miffed, when someone dismissed a gift you gave, or threw it away. Those experiences signal the presence of an intention that you were not aware of, one that is different from the intention you thought you held.


- Gary Zukav (via mindofataurus)

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Think about it and make a change.


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Life takes on a whole new dimension when you realize, you have nothing to prove. You are no better nor less than anyone. You are you. You are perfect. You are whole. You are complete. You are unique. Yes, we’re all equals, but in that, we are all incomparable and divine. There’s nothing to compete for. I am a special creation. What is meant to be mine, is already mine and will show up on time. So I can relax and ride the rhythmic pulse of the Universe. Ahhhh. I can breathe. This is it.

(Source: mindofataurus, via mindofataurus)