found it interesting to learn from one of my german friends that when she spends long periods of time outside of the city by natural light her period syncs with the moon such that the most fertile period is during the full moon, and when she's in the city it keeps the same basic rhythm but goes out of sync with the moon
while watching birds fly around this cathedral tower,
found myself imagining Ethereum and related ecosystems as a giant cathedral that many humans had built, and the birds flying around it as people contributing to building it -- to something much larger than them and beyond any one bird --
and thought about all the cathedrals all around the world, and other giant structures humans have built at different points...
It was a very neutral image, not entirely positive or entirely negative,
then noticed it was 7:28AM and I was looking out the window and it was probably time to start the day
interesting piece on grief, mourning, platform capitalism, influencers, gofundme, apple advertisements, and invisible labor, in a journal on theology
"Whatever you want to call it, any vision of building a less centralized, more equitable internet has to ultimately account for ownership of all the physical stuff — the means — that makes the internet as we know it."
appreciate ingrid burrington renaming "infrastructure" as "the means of production" / "the means of computation" in this post https://thereboot.com/the-infrastructural-power-beneath-the-internet-as-we-know-it/
in highschool had a big fight with my dad about whether there was an objective reality and/or ethics vs subjective
finally i have an answer, once and for all, in my opinion
there is an objective reality and ethics — you do not stop existing when I close my eyes — however, at the end of the day, only I can finally interpret what is the best course of action for me being me, no one can tell me exactly how to live my life
that said we also have things in common, and there is a spectrum of topics which may be more or less objective, and which others may be able to give guidance on, with words or by example, but again, in the end, it is for me to discern for which topics this is the case and which I should go my own way, no one else can tell me
this ends the debate between subjectivity and objectivity QED in my opinion
I believe it's #solarpunkactionweek so i thought i'd share what i did today.
I'm working on putting together a presentation of aromantic competent mental health care. I had a meeting with the person I'm working with it on today to go over everything and it's coming along really nicely!!
I also planted a bunch of bluebells from my mom's garden in the pandemic patch, the area I cleared blackberries and ivy from at the side of the trail to create a public space.
I took some thyme cuttings to see if I can propagate them and add more thyme to the pandemic patch herb garden.
And i put a little glass pig in the little free library
Real surrender is sacrificing individuality to universality, the temporal to the eternal, the limited form to infinity.
Surrender is freedom—beyond judgment, resistance, or personal intentionality. It’s another term for being aware, centered in the Spiritual Heart, transparent to the Self. Absolute Consciousness is pure surrender.
So, let your soul fly; just trust and surrender…
Trust is evidence that Love is stronger than death…
Surrender is the blossom of Trust. It is the only wise choice when you realize that you are in exile here and home is calling you.
Surrender is your main chance for realization. Without surrendering your personality, there wouldn’t be longing, empathy, compassion, and love. The real key to awakening is surrender.
Surrender is a paradox since it can’t be an act of personal will, but it is a conscious act of trust… It may seem difficult, but when it happens, it’s so easy—the most freeing release. Surrender shrouds you in beauty, bringing awakening, inspiration, and love.
If they ask what Love is, say, the sacrifice of will.
If you have not left will behind, you have no will at all.
Surrender is a complete act because it echoes on all levels of the being. It means dropping all masks, layers of personality, and limitations. At the same time, surrender means settling in Self-awareness, in Truth.
Why Trust and Surrender?
It’s natural for the soul to be called beyond the material frontier. A bird cannot remain forever in its nest. It needs to fly. Trust is the faith of a bird that feels the lightness of the breeze under her wings before she ever opened them. Flying is a leap of faith.
Why trust and surrender? Because you are infinitely more than your mind and body, vaster than what you take yourself to be. You don’t need to be frightened by the mystery and wonder of your own presence anymore.
The longing that starts as a vague intuition grows later into trust, to further complete itself in constant and total surrender.
This trust is Trust by excellence. It is not the mind’s belief in something. It’s not the trust of positive thinking adepts because it doesn’t refer to any object. It is just Trust… Not a “trust in…,” because ultimately it doesn’t address anything, or you could say it is trust in everything and nothing at the same time, trust in what you really are.
Here is a re-post to the fediverse of a recent email newsletter from Hridaya on “Trust & Surrender”. Surrender is a word that I had a lot of resistance to, but over time its meaning to me changed and it became something I find beautiful and think about often. If I could put it into one sentence, it might be distentangling caring from surrendering.
^ sterilizing liquid culture and agar to try to clone this oyster mushroom
experiments in online gardening
mycology, ayurveda, queer poetry
all labels are temporary
Sunbeam City is a anticapitalist, antifascist solarpunk instance that is run collectively.