individuality

We are just waves in time and space, changing continuously, and the illusion of individuality is produced through the concatenation of the rapidly succeeding phases of existence. What we define as likeness is merely the result of the symmetrical arrangement of molecules which compose our body.
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Nikola Tesla.

“Tesla Seeks to Send Power to Planets.” New York Times, July 11, 1931.

Some periods of our growth are so confusing that we don’t even recognize that growth is happening. We may feel hostile or angry or weepy and hysterical, or we may feel depressed. It would never occur to us, unless we stumbled on a book or a person who explained to us, that we were in fact in the process of change, of actually becoming larger, spiritually, than we were before. Whenever we grow, we tend to feel it, as a young seed must feel the weight and inertia of the earth as it seeks to break out of its shell on its way to becoming a plant. Often the feeling is anything but pleasant. But what is most unpleasant is the not knowing what is happening. Those long periods when something inside ourselves seems to be waiting, holding its breath, unsure about what the next step should be, eventually become the periods we wait for, for it is in those periods that we realize that we are being prepared for the next phase of our life and that, in all probability, a new level of the personality is about to be revealed.
—  Alice Walker, Living by the Word

anonymous asked:

I hope this is not too vague but what placements make someone to be easily embarassed of their own self? (for example being ashamed of what you like, your quirky side....)

- Sun/Mars/Jupiter/Uranus intercepted
- Aries/Libra, Leo/Aquarius intercepted
- Sun/Mars/Uranus in aspect to Saturn/Pluto
- Sun/Mars/Uranus in the 6th, 8th, or 12th house
- Saturn/Pluto in the 1st, 3rd, 5th, 8th, 11th, 12th house
- Capricorn/Saturn, Aquarius/Uranus, or Pluto dominant