Equality · Gender issues

Identity politics and “crucified identities”

Identity Politics and its Limitations I learnt from Wikipedia that identity politics deals with various socio-political movements that are based on group identities, which can be found in the feminist movements, gay and lesbian movements and so on. “Identity politics are political arguments that focus upon the self-interest and perspectives of self-identified social interest groups… Continue reading Identity politics and “crucified identities”

Peace · Philosophy · Psychology

Living an examined life and making peace with ourselves

I came across this website yesterday on the history of a civil war in Cambodia in the 1970s. I was thinking to myself maybe it is good to read about and remember such events of atrocities, so as to be continually in touch with human sufferings and pains. I usually tend to avoid dwelling too… Continue reading Living an examined life and making peace with ourselves

Healing

“By healing ourselves, we heal the world.” Jim Palmer

“By healing ourselves, we heal the world.” – Jim Palmer This insightful blog by Jim Palmer has perfect resonance with me and is worth remembering over and over again, since it is easy to forget the deep insights when I am distracted and overwhelmed by the world’s problems. I agree that by healing ourselves, we… Continue reading “By healing ourselves, we heal the world.” Jim Palmer

Healing · Inspiration · Meditation · Peace

Thich Nhat Hanh: Living Mindfully | The Dhamma Brothers: Vipassana Meditation

It is peaceful listening to the interview with Thich Nhat Hanh as it reminds me of the importance of staying in the present moment by being aware of my breathing and knowing that being alive is a miracle itself. I agree with his observation many people, including myself, tend to sacrifice the present for the… Continue reading Thich Nhat Hanh: Living Mindfully | The Dhamma Brothers: Vipassana Meditation

Inspiration

Wisdom of a child who loves the simplicity of life

“From heaven’s perspective, a child who loves the simplicity of life is wiser than a man who loves the complexity of information and knowledge.” – Mick Mooney “Unless you become like little children, you can’t see the kingdom of Heaven” ~ Said a man from judean desert 2000 years ago. I have always believed in… Continue reading Wisdom of a child who loves the simplicity of life

Equality · Freedom · Identity · Love · Peace · Rest · Unity and harmony

Piscean Age and Aquarian Age

I came across this interesting quick-reference chart that compares between Piscean and Aquarian ages. Piscean age                                         Aquarian age Duality – right and wrong                     Unity – Oneness Competition                                              Cooperation Motivated by fear                                     Motivated by Greater Good (Love) Separation                                                 Connection/Synthesis (insanity of the ego)                                 (me – local/global) Focus on differences                                Focus on uniqueness… Continue reading Piscean Age and Aquarian Age