Most people live, whether physically, intellectually or morally, in a very restricted circle of their potential being. They make use of a very small portion of their possible consciousness, and of their soul's resources in general, much like a man who, out of his whole bodily organism, should get into a habit of using and moving only his little finger. Great emergencies and crises show us how much greater our vital resources are than we had ever supposed (William James).
Scientists calculate that dark matter makes up about 25 percent of the universe. By contrast, ordinary matter—the stuff that makes up stars, planets, and everything on Earth—makes up no more than about 5 percent of the universe. The other 70 percent of the universe, scientists believe, is made of dark energy, an even more elusive force that is pushing the universe apart at an ever increasing rate.
Neutrinos have no charge, and their masses are so tiny they have yet to be accurately measured. This means that neutrinos, which zip around at nearly the speed of light, can pass through normal matter largely undisturbed. Most neutrinos that affect Earth come from the sun and billions of them pass through the average human every second.
Love letters, business contracts, holiday snaps, spam, petitions, emergency bulletins, pornography, wedding announcements, TV shows, news articles, vacation plans, home movies, press releases, celebrity Web pages, home movies, secrets of every stripe, military orders, music, newsletters, confessions, congratulations—every shade and aspect of human life encoded as 1s and 0s. Taken together, they weigh roughly the same as the smallest possible sand grain, one measuring just two-thousandths of an inch across.The weight of the Internet adds up to just about 0.2 millionths of an ounce.
If you've ever seen a human brain, it's obvious that the two hemispheres are completely separate from one another. The two hemispheres do communicate with one another through the corpus collosum, which is made up of some 300 million axonal fibers. But other than that, the two hemispheres are completely separate. Because they process information differently, each hemisphere thinks about different things, they care about different things, and dare I say, they have very different personalities.
Unless it comes out
of your soul like a rocket,
unless being still
would drive you to madness or
suicide or murder, don't do it.
Unless the sun inside you is
burning your gut, don't do it.
When it is truly time,
and if you have been chosen,
it will do it by itself
and it will keep on doing it
until you die
or it dies in you.