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Getting Free Of Self-Importance Is The Key To Happiness – Polly Young-Eisendrath

Getting Free Of Self-Importance Is The Key To Happiness: Polly Young-Eisendrath

At TEDxMiddlebury 2013   Polly Young-Eisendrath discusses the idea that we can control and manage our lives as counter to our happiness. After considering the true meaning of happiness, Polly highlights several uniquely human emotions—shame, guilt, envy, and jealousy—that pose as obstacles to this happiness and offers solutions to overcome these emotions.

Polly Young-Eisendrath is a speaker, writer, Jungian analyst and mindfulness teacher. She is a long-time practitioner of Zen Buddhism and Vipassana in the tradition of Shinzen Young (in which she is a certified teacher). She has published many chapters and articles on Buddhism, psychotherapy, spirituality, resilience and Jung’s psychology.  Continue reading

Staying sane during a period of joblessness: Eckhart Tolle

Staying sane during a period of joblessness: Eckhart Tolle

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The Shocking Truth About Your Health – video

The Shocking Truth About Your Health – Lissa Rankin

Uploaded on Dec 5, 2011 TEDxFiDiWomen

Lissa Rankin, MD is an OB/GYN physician, author, keynote speaker, consultant to health care visionaries, professional artist, and founder of the women’s health and wellness community OwningPink.com. Discouraged by the broken, patriarchal health care system, she left her medical practice in 2007 only to realize that you can quit your job, but you can’t quit your calling.

This epiphany launched her on a journey of discovery that led her to become a leader in the field of mind/body medicine, which she blogs about at OwningPink.com and is writing about in her third book Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof You Can Heal Yourself (Hay House, 2013).   Continue reading

MOTHER THERESA – By Pandit Birbal Singh

  MOTHER THERESA

BEGINNING-LESS SERVICE, ENDLESS SACRIFICE.

ONE SUMMER MORNING IN YUGOSLAVIA,
IN CHURCHGOING MACEDONIA,
THE HANDS OF PROVIDENCE,
STEER A LITTLE ALBANIAN GIRL.
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Mother’s Day Speech – by Randall Butisingh – 1912-2012

MOTHER’S DAY SPEECH

Randall Butisingh

Speech given by Randall Butisingh –  made at a gathering of people of a mixed religious group.  Guyana-born Mr. Butisingh  (now 99), was born on December 1, 1912,  and this is one of the most popular  blog entries on his blog at www.randallbutisingh.wordpress.com  .  Mr Butisingh, once the “world’s oldest blogger” stopped active blogging two years ago at the age of 97.

Update: Mr Butisngh died in  December 2012, nine days after his 100th birthday.  May his soul Rest in Peace.

………………..  Here is his speech:

We have met today to pay tribute to that most important and lovable person, the Mother.                Continue reading

Leonard Dabydeen: Watching You, A Collection of Tetractys Poems

Book: Watching You, A Collection of Tetractys Poems, by Leonard Dabydeen .

Xlibris Publications, ISBN: 978-1-4691-4802-1 (2012)

Book Review by Sathyanarayana Mydavolu, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Cover Design: Ranjit Ravindran   

Trying to express in words, picturesque, is innate to all humans, be literates or illiterates. Poetry, novel, story, quotation or even a casual joke emanate from this human desire to use language as a more effective means of communication. The Hindus believe that all sounds and languages originated from the ancient first sacred letters of ‘OM’ also known as Pranava Aksharas. Hence, every letter is a mantra and when used in right combination with pure intentions; they have immense effect on the audience.
What a prose writer tries to express in a 500-page novel and in a 5-page story; a poet is able to express in meagre 5 lines. That is what makes poetry superior to all literary forms of expression. The choice of words and the choice of poetic structure make all the difference in communicating the poet’s heart and in touching the readers’ minds.
Those who already read Dabydeen know him as a poet with matured mind and tender heart.
Tetractys, the mystical geometrical form prayed by Pythagoras was Dabydeen’s chosen poetic form in his poetry collection of WATCHING YOU.   Continue reading

Breaking the Illusion of Limitation – video

Breaking the Illusion of Limitation

Viewer’s Comment:

There is nothing to believe, nothing to do, nowhere to go, no one to become or follow etc…You are fully complete, here & now, in this very moment. The mind and body keep us bond to the perpetual and never fully fulfilling search for things outside of our own self. But if you can forget about the body & mind in meditation then that is the true freedom. Freedom is not found outside in objects of the world. We must understand this. Otherwise we will never get anywhere, while thinking we are.

— Post #1187

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