Healing · Racism · Unity and harmony

A call to deal with systemic and institutional racism

More and more people, especially those in the West, are becoming more aware and are talking openly about the issues of racism and white privilege. It is thus heartening to see the speaker acknowledging the issues and challenging people, especially those of his own race, to see through the myths and recognize that historically, many… Continue reading A call to deal with systemic and institutional racism

Inspiration · Love · Meditation · Unity and harmony

Mindful compassion and loving communication

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“I spoke about our relationships as flowers that need watering with love and communication to grow… we all need a friend to remind us…. Nourishing and healing communication is the food of our relationships…. We may not even know what we said or did that started to poison the relationship. But we have the antidote: mindful compassion and loving communication. Love, respect, and friendship all need food to survive. With mindfulness we can produce thoughts, speech, and actions that will feed our relationships and help them grow and thrive.”​

– Thich Nhat Hanh, “The Art of Communicating”

Love · Psychology · Unity and harmony

The Power of Empathy: Dr Brene Brown

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According to Dr Brene Brown, empathy is feeling connection. It involves seeing from the other person’s perspective, staying out of judgment, recognising the emotions of the person, and communicating that. Empathy is entering into that sacred space in which we say to the other person “I know what it is like down here. You are… Continue reading The Power of Empathy: Dr Brene Brown

Healing · Religious fundamentalism · Unity and harmony

“The yoga revolution” – Max Strom

I like what Max Strom wrote here in his book “A life worth breathing” about the rising popularity of yoga as a promising sign of the global awakening, bringing healing and unity around the world and challenging the consumerist culture. “Many are turning to yoga not only to exercise, but also as an alternative to… Continue reading “The yoga revolution” – Max Strom

Freedom · Inspiration · Unity and harmony

You Are Not Alone (How to Live Your Dreams No Matter What)

Video information The Universe Always Sends Someone! Feel Alive by Ralph Smart. The New Book Now Available Below: http://infinitewaters.net/books My Website: http://infinitewaters.net Here’s sharing this recent video message, which I find timely and timeless. Ralph Smart revisited his message about how we are not alone in not being able to fit in the society or… Continue reading You Are Not Alone (How to Live Your Dreams No Matter What)

Equality · Unity and harmony

Zizek’s The Fragile Absolute: Or, Why the Christian Legacy is Worth Fighting For?

In the above video, I noted that the speaker was sharing his reflections on Slavoj Zizek’s “The fragile absolute, or why the Christian legacy is worth fighting for”. I applaud him for being an open-minded atheist who is willing to look beyond differences and have an open dialogue with Christians on how they can work… Continue reading Zizek’s The Fragile Absolute: Or, Why the Christian Legacy is Worth Fighting For?

Equality · Gender issues · Identity · Origin · Unity and harmony

Reflections on the movie “Oz: The Great and Powerful”

On 12 March 2013, I went to watch the movie “Oz: The Great and Powerful” with my colleagues. It has been about a couple of years since I last watched a movie. For some reasons, I didn’t enjoy watching this movie. As a matter of fact, I hardly watch movies nowadays, compared to, say, 20… Continue reading Reflections on the movie “Oz: The Great and Powerful”