One step closer to be human

Am just a trace of the traceless. Are you? :)
Greetings from dear lil island of singapore

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“Pure love for another person, and what people call romantic love, are two different things. Pure love doesn’t manipulate the relationship to one’s advantage, but romantic love is different. Romantic love contains other elements—the desire to be loved by the other person, for instance. If purely loving another was enough, you wouldn’t suffer because of unrequited love. As long as the other person was happy, there wouldn’t be any need to suffer because you weren’t being loved in return. What makes people suffer is the desire to be loved by another person. So I decided that romantic love and pure love for a person are not the same. And that by following this you could lessen the pain of unrequited love.”

—   Haruki Murakami (via fy-perspectives)

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“Forces beyond your control can take away everything you possess except one thing, your freedom to choose how you will respond to the situation. You cannot control what happens to you in life, but you can always control what you will feel and do about what happens to you.”

—   Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning (via coypatalagsa)

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Hypersensitivity to Non-Painful Events May Be Part of Pathology in Fibromyalgia

neurosciencestuff:

New research shows that patients with fibromyalgia have hypersensitivity to non-painful events based on images of the patients’ brains, which show reduced activation in primary sensory regions and increased activation in sensory integration areas. Findings published in Arthritis & Rheumatology, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), suggest that brain abnormalities in response to non-painful sensory stimulation may cause the increased unpleasantness that patients experience in response to daily visual, auditory and tactile stimulation.

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Fibromyalgia is a chronic, musculoskeletal syndrome characterized by widespread pain, affecting roughly two percent of the world population, say experts. According to the ACR, five million people in the U.S. have fibromyalgia, which is more prevalent among women. In previous studies fibromyalgia patients report reduced tolerance to normal sensory (auditory, visual, olfactory, and tactile) stimulation in addition to greater sensitivity to pain.

For the present study, researchers used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to assess brain response to sensory stimulation in 35 women with fibromyalgia and 25 healthy, age-matched controls. Patients had an average disease duration of 7 years and a mean age of 47.

According to the study, patients reported increased unpleasantness in response to multisensory stimulation in daily life activities. Furthermore, fMRI displayed reduced activation of both the primary and secondary visual and auditory areas of the brain, and increased activation in sensory integration regions. These brain abnormalities mediated the increased unpleasantness to visual, auditory and tactile stimulation that patients reported to experience in daily life.

Lead study author, Dr. Marina López-Solà from the Institute of Cognitive Science, University of Colorado Boulder said, “Our study provides new evidence that fibromyalgia patients display altered central processing in response to multisensory stimulation, which are linked to core fibromyalgia symptoms and may be part of the disease pathology. The finding of reduced cortical activation in the visual and auditory brain areas that were associated with patient pain complaints may offer novel targets for neurostimulation treatments in fibromyalgia patients.”

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pomegranateandivy:

I am going to print this out, laminate it, and keep it with my gloves and spade.

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cetaceas:

*hears child crying* *takes birth control*

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“Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but - I hope - into a better shape.”

—   Charles DickensGreat Expectations (via feellng)

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judahbooty:

Every kid should be this appreciative

judahbooty:

Every kid should be this appreciative

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“These things float around in my head
Like a boat that cuts its motor
In the middle of a lake,
Where under a full moon and no wind
The singing of the crickets far away
Goes up and up like a curtain of beads.
Doesn’t it make you shiver?
There’s a fearlessness I envy
In the simple soft wavering dark.”

—   Alicia Ostriker, closing lines to “Ohio Evening,” New Letters (vol. 70, no. 2, 2004)

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What it would look like if the Orion Nebula was a distance of 4 light years away.

What it would look like if the Orion Nebula was a distance of 4 light years away.

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plasmatics-life:

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plasmatics-life:

Hello new weekend - {by  Noa Terada Pagdilao} | {Website}

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alou-ette:

brewing happiness | 3 simple ways to shake up your morning coffee

alou-ette:

brewing happiness | 3 simple ways to shake up your morning coffee

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