We do not really experience the truth. Everything we encounter in this life….things, people, places, events, are all experienced through our own, personal filter; these are only distorted reflections of what is really going on. We are each living in our very own personal dream…..and no two people will experience anything the same way.

If I cannot experience your dream, and you cannot experience mine, how can I tell you that I am “right” and you are “wrong”? Until we awaken from the dream, all “truth” is subjective.

This planet is inhabited by billions of dreamers, each starring in their very own, personal dream. Conflict will continue until we understand this, and until we stop trying in vain to have others see things our way. Trying to change others is an impossibility and a terrible waste of time and energy, I feel.

What would happen if we each focused on cleansing and mastering our own perceptions instead?

trekkiee:

mcroosa:

Mommy teaching babby easier water drinking way because drinking water is hard experience u get it in your nose. Jesus how she puts her paw on his head in the second one. Such concern and love.

THIS IS THE CUTEST THING I HAVE EVER FUCKING SEEN FROM CATS EVER

Language Difficulty Ranking | Effective Language Learning

languagevillage:

This is an interesting (and not uncontroversial) take on the “How hard is it to learn ____?" view of language.

“There are no random acts. We are all connected. You can no more separate one life from another than you can separate a breeze from the wind.”

– Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet In Heaven (via expresswithsilence)

marthajefferson:

In A New Hope, Luke’s all-white clothes make a stark contrast with Vader’s all-black ensemble hearkening back to the serial westerns of the 1940s and 1950s, in which the goods wore white and the bads, black. Luke’s outfits continue to emphasize his characterization in this way throughout the trilogy. In The Empire Strikes Back, when he journeys to meet Yoda or to rescue his friends on Bespin, his fatigues are a light gray, showing that he has traveled from the innocent idealism of his youth and has placed himself in peril of straying to the Dark Side. By the time we get to Return of the Jedi, he has adopted an all-black wardrobe, not meaning he has gone over to the Dark Side, but instead, recalling a priest or monk’s garb, and linking him visually to his father, with whose fate he is so deeply connected with.

the “from white to gray to black” evolution

"But I wanted it blue!" "Now, dear, we decided pink was her color" "YOU decided!"

“But if she says, ‘I love you,’ and I say, ‘I know,’ it’s beautiful and it’s acceptable and it’s funny,” he pleaded. “The point is, I’m not worried about myself anymore; I’m worried about her.”

Harrison Ford about the “I know” line in Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.

frickinloki:

"妈妈骑马,马慢,妈妈骂马" 

mā mā qí mǎ ,mǎ màn ,mā mā mà mǎ 。

this is the best freaking example of just how important tones are in the chinese language.

to most people, it just sounds like you’re saying “mama” over and over again.

but if you get the tones correct, it actually means ‘mother rode the horse, the horse was slow, so mother yelled at the horse.’