Efficiency[ edit ] The human eye can function from very dark to very bright levels of light; its sensing capabilities reach across nine orders of magnitude. This means that the brightest and the darkest light signal that the eye can sense are a factor of roughly 1,, apart. However, in any given moment of time, the eye can only sense a contrast ratio of 1, What enables the wider reach is that the eye adapts its definition of what is black.
December 20, at 1: I forced myself to do whatever it took in order to provide for my son, including greatly sacrificing myself. During one period in particular, things kept crashing in on me faster than I could adjust my life.
It started with witnessing my grandfather taking his last breath, to changing jobs, to my son being hospitalized for a week when he turned 12 for suicide watch, the same day my mom was having knee surgery and expecting me to be at the hospital to support her even as I was trying to save my son.
But I was not going to let my son down, and the universe was giving me no other choice, than to figure out a new way of living and being.
I only preface with that, in order to establish that I understand what it feels like to think you have to do all of the things that you currently make yourself do. I certainly felt that way when I only had myself to rely on, and a troubled pre-teen son who only had me to depend on in the whole wide world.
So please hear me, Christa. But life continues to speed up for all of us as technology advances quicker than anyone can keep up with. As an example, here is how my life now operates after transitioning myself from where you are now.
I no longer go off of what others expect of me. And that one thing alone changed my life. I had to get through all of the really pissed off responses I got from people. In other words, ultimately my life is better off from not having them in it, even though they are family and I still love them.
I learned to hear my heart. I taught myself to start listening to that feeling instead of what others said. I found that every single time I listened to that quiet voice deep inside me, I felt stronger.
Any time I pushed it aside or dismissed it. I became weaker, more depressed, my life more chaotic. Become more trusting of yourselves. You know much more about what is right and wrong in your life than anyone outside of you.
You have a world that is obviously breaking down and falling into chaos. World, is working out so great for you? We each have our own way of being and doing. That you are these beautiful beings of light and love. You are just the beginning.
You are all leading a new and better way for everyone. And just like any great change in history, those who first come in are the ones who take the brunt of the resistance from the old ways.
You are all leaders. You are all magnificent. It takes great heart. It takes an enormous amount of love and faith to volunteer for something where you as an individual will suffer greatly. You have to operate for so long on just hope and faith alone with no validation, no confirmation that anything you do matters at all.
Every single day that you wake up and decide to take another breathe, you are making a big difference for all of us. Keep being there for each other. Keep supporting each other. Keep encouraging and learning from each other.
And it will get better.Adaptation Projects is a collective of freelance and in-house strategists from diverse industries, disciplines and geographies, brought together by global Growth Strategist, Amy Wilkinson.
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