Mark Wyner’s Journal

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I like to talk endlessly about anything related to soccer, the cosmos, and making our corner of it a better place to be, which may tickle your fancy.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

This video is a fantastically illustrated and animated introduction to the orchestrators of a movement to propel NASA forward. The organization, Penny for NASA, is founded on a powerful segment of a powerful speech by Neil deGrasse Tyson in which he references that America only allocates half of one penny from every tax dollar to NASA.

I for one am so looking forward to that penny, remembering what it’s like to be kids, exploring open fields, mini forests, and shallow caves. Only this journey extends our species as a whole. It serves more than as a spark of emotion and imagination, but as a spark of life. The rewards of expansion into space unites us. With it, we abandon our genocidal grip of our citizenship of our cities, countries, and continents, and become citizens of the human race.

Space exploration is paramount to our evolution and our survival. Isn’t that worth a penny?

Thursday, July 31, 2014

“Releasing your intentions and desires in the gap means planting them in the fertile ground of pure potentiality, and expecting them to bloom when the season is right. You do not want to dig up the seeds of your desires to see if they are growing, or get rigidly attached to the way in which they will unfold. You simply want to release them.”

—Deepak Chopra (excerpt from The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success)

Sunday, July 20, 2014

“If every 8 year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation.”

—Dali Lama

Saturday, July 19, 2014

“A belief is not an idea held by the mind, it is an idea that holds the mind.”

—Elly Roselle

Friday, July 18, 2014

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”

—Lao Tzu

Thursday, July 17, 2014

“Often when you think you’re at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else.”

—Fred Rogers

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