Celebrated as a gift of life
There is no knowing when yoga really began. There is a solid history going back for 15,000 years but no one really knows about the people who lived before then let alone what they thought and how they lived.
What is clear is that yoga began either in India as we know it today or in very close proximity,
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And a brave new world
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Western allopathic medicine is a new phenomenon when we consider the timespan of human history. No one is quite sure how long human beings have lived on this planet as past knowledge has mostly been lost and what people believe is largely theoretical.
Throughout history, lifespan and health have been dependent on good fortune like food
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We’ve been hearing a lot about “PC Culture” from the conservative media and presidential candidates lately, and the consensus seems to be that all of this political correctness is stifling our right to freedom of speech. But when has speaking out against discrimination and hate ever stripped someone else of their ability to voice their opinion? You still have the freedom to say
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Ignorance is not bliss
Body language says all. Turkish president Erdogan dominating Barak Obama. However many think that Obama’s purposeful appeasement of Muslims was placing America at great risk
Everyone has an instinctive desire to live and to be happy. An extension of that desire to live is to have children and grandchildren, and for them to be happy, to have
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A loss of humanity
A 2010 jeans commercial giving boys wrong ideas that girls are their toys
Around the world every day and even as you read this, it’s mostly women that are being raped. In case you don’t know, rape is the forcing of someone to engage in the act of sexual intercourse, but rape can also be the desecration of any person
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Generations of ignorance
The Buddha taught that ignorance is the cause of suffering, so what did he mean by that?
We all know that the fire is hot and therefore we do not put our hands too close because we know that the fire will cause pain and physical damage. We know that if we drive our cars ridiculously, then we are likely to crash
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Communicating in anger
A Hindu saint who was visiting river Ganges to take a bath found a group of family members on the banks, shouting in anger at each other. He turned to his disciples, smiled and asked.
‘Why do people shout in anger shout at each other?’
Disciples thought for a while, one of them said, ‘Because we lose our calm, we shout.’
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A foundational practise
Most people understand that activities go better with some planning and while some things that occur spontaneously can be brilliant, some can go horribly wrong.
Whatever we do, we want to be successful but sometimes the best planning and our most sincere actions don’t always result in success. But if we look at some of the people who meditate, they range from
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A language correction
Slut is a derogatory term and unhelpful in any society and as the world slides deeper into strife, it’s totally unhelpful and uncalled for and remember one of the key phrases with and religion is ‘judge not so that ye shall not be judged’.
Labels that are applied to anyone are limiting and therefore depressing, and depression is what we need
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Where are we going?
Are we in love with death? by Yannick Bouchard
We still don’t know what life is and yet somehow we know we are alive. We know that the best conditions for life and evolution involve a recipe of peace, an adequate diet that provides proper nutrition and the freedom to form meaningful social relationships.
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