Nisargadatta Maharaj on ending fear

Nisargadatta Maharaj: On Ending Fear

Once you realize that all comes from within, that the world in which you live is not projected onto you, but by you, your fear comes to an end. — Nisargadatta Maharaj

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Audrey Hepburn on People

Audrey Hepburn: On People

People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed. Never throw out anybody. — Audrey Hepburn, actress

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Indra Nooyi quotation

Indra Nooyi: Assume Positive Intent

Whatever anybody says or does, assume positive intent. You will be amazed at how your whole approach to a person or problem becomes very different. — Indra Nooyi, PepsiCo CEO

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Playing with the Moon

Perspective Illusions: Dancing with the Moon

Below is a wonderful collection of 12 perspective illusions using the moon: 1. Playing footsy with the moon. 2. Carrying the moon on your back. 3. The moon jumping through a hoop. 4. Painting the moon. 5. Lassoing the moon. 6. Holding the moon in your hands. 7. Reading by moonlight. 8. Measuring the moon. 9. […]

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Dark Spiral Illusion

Dark Spiral Illusion

Here’s a beautiful spiral illusion. As the pattern spins in this gif, you can feel yourself sink into the spiral. The spiral aftereffect is also strong! Here’s what the graphic looks like when it’s not spinning:

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NCIS fortune cookie

NCIS Fortune Cookie

Today’s new friend is tomorrow’s family. – Fortune cookie from CBS’s NCIS TV show.

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The Spiral Aftereffect

The Spiral Aftereffect

Here is an incredible example of The Spiral Aftereffect. Watch the spinning, moving gif below. Then look at a strong stationary pattern nearby. Watch that spin and bubble and move as well. That’s the spiral aftereffect.

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The Spiral Tornado Illusion

The Spiral Tornado Illusion

The Spiral Tornado Illusion — Look at this spinning tornado for a few minutes and then look away at a strong pattern. Watch the pattern twirl and buzz! This is known as the spiral aftereffect. Also, check out this larger version. It also works very effectively.

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The Circle Illusion

The Circle Illusion

The Circle Illusion: How many circles do you see in the above graphic? You can leave your answer in the comments below.

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The Spinning Balls Illusion: Optical Illusion

The Spinning Balls Illusion

The Spinning Balls Illusion is an incredibly effective optical illusion where the balls seem to spin around the circles. Note that the illusion is stronger with this larger image.

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