ALIEN-WORLDS

Meditation is the easiest thing on earth because our inner divinity not only has the capacity to meditate, but practises meditation at every moment. So when you are identified with your inner divinity, you will see that meditation is being constantly done for you. Then meditation is very, very easy. Otherwise, it is most difficult, for during your meditation the mind will think, “I am allowing a stranger to enter into me.” The vital will say, “I am entering into an alien world.” The physical will say, “I am not a fool. I still want to enjoy the world. I don’t need Heaven.” All this happens when you are not identified with your inmost divinity. But if you are identified, you can truthfully and spontaneously say that meditation is the easiest thing in the world because in meditation reality grows and the life of creation flows.
—  Sri Chinmoy
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The Worst Blunders People Make in Inventing Fictional Alien Worlds

We love stories that take us to alien planets and let us explore whole new environments. But not every alien planet is totally realistic, especially given how much we’ve learned about exoplanets lately. So we asked six experts to tell us the biggest mistakes they see in fictional habitable worlds – and here’s what they told us.

Interesting read for any budding sci-fi writers out there.

“Just Another Boring Afternoon”

Flying cars were once new,
But now it’s “just what you do”
Same for living on an alien moon.

Once you get used to it,
It all becomes old, you admit
And now it’s just a boring afternoon.

(Starring the amazing Ewajaski of the great Ewajaski.tumblr.com!)

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