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Thandie Newton discusses oneness versus separateness, the formation and malleability of a conception of an individual “self,” and what it means to be an “other.” I like this quotations from the talk (just one of many great lines).  You could replace “self” here with the word “ego” (the term I prefer for this phenomenon) or self-delusion: […]

In 2008, I spent a summer in Chile as an exchange student.  It was that pivotal experience that launched me from being an American teenager into embracing world-conscious adulthood and made me see everything differently. While there was plenty that I loved about living there (far more good than bad), I was saddened by the […]

Too often we ignore the wisdom of children, pushing them aside with our dismissive notions:  they’re just kids, they don’t live in the real world.  They haven’t grown up yet. Well, if this kid isn’t grown up in the way he perceives the world, I never want to grow up.  He understands more about the […]

Many allopathic doctors frown on homeopathic medicine, dismissing it as ineffective or simply “quack medicine.” From personal experience, I can tell you those doctors are wrong — the stuff works when you have a homeopath who knows what she’s doing.  (Hell, even one who’s not very experienced can do less damage than most Western doctors!) […]

Water is divine.  It sustains us and keeps us alive.  It takes away our waste in our toilets and clears out the toxins from our bodies.  A lack of clean water can spell disaster for a people, and too much of it can destroy entire cities.  In this century, water is already on its way […]

I’ve been thinking about water quite a bit recently.  Now the issue comes up again, albeit indirectly, as I again see evidence that vaccines may not be as wonderful as many would have you believe. While I can’t attest to the accuracy or credibility of this article — which claims that 50 African Children have […]

Is there a place in our world anymore for not knowing? Do I have to be certain about everything? Am I obligated to have an opinion? Does everything have to be safely confined by my beliefs and labels to avoid my being vulnerable? Some days I don’t know much. I can write inspired words in […]

Let me tell you a secret:  you’re more powerful than you could ever know.  Your experience of the world depends on you.  You can have and do and be anything you want. But first you have to learn how to breathe.  This, my friends, is the foundation of your power.  It’s not just drawing air […]

“There are thousands and thousands of people out there living lives of screaming desperation, who work long, hard hours at jobs they hate, to buy things they don’t need, to impress people they don’t even like.” – Nigel Marsh Does this quote sound familiar?  Of course it does.  Most of us are guilty of this. […]