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Richard is the host of Never Not Here

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Girl Effect Dot Org

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Check this out, it's so brilliant and so simple. I think that it is more effective than just plain micro-lending. More effective than revolution, arming the rebels, probably costs one/thousandth of the war on terror, and might actually work.

  

http://www.girleffect.org

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All the Way Home Read from Paul Lowe's In Each Moment

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As I said below, I have enjoyed reading Paul Lowe, and I am thinking that for now he is not doing any filmed talks, so doubtful that I could get him on.  You can get emails from him on a wide variety of subjects through his web site, but nothing as direct as his books, this one "In Each Moment" from 12 years ago.  

He suggested reading that earlier passage out loud, and I enjoyed what came of it, even though it was not that easy for me to read coherently, and my voice was even distorted.  But so what, it is just my disguise.  Now I tried again with an even longer passage, still not that easy for me to read, but I hope some of you will enjoy it.  I used a different image just to keep them separate. The video part is just a branding of Paul and probably not necessary to watch.  I really don't have the habit of presenting straight audios, so Youtube it is.  If I stumble too much you will have to find the book, which I recommend anyway.

In these two chapters he addresses directly the "true self".  In a way, the true self perks up its head and listens.  It is kind of a simple technique, but a miracle when that happens.

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From Paul Lowe's book, In Each Moment

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 A chapter called "When the Spirit Takes Over".  I crossed paths with Paul Lowe more than 25 years ago, but never really got close to what he was doing.  Lately I have been reading his books from the 90's, and I find them quite helpful and clear.  This reading he suggests listening to with closed eyes (or eyes at "half mast"), so I will read it for you.  www.PaulLowe.org

 

 Here is some Paul Lowe from the same book that sets it very simply.

"There is a state of being that has been described as "the peace that passeth all understanding," the Tao, or the Hidden Harmony. Closer to our own experience we tend to describe it as happiness, spirit, freedom, source, or inner peace.  Yet no word or phrase can really express the nature of that state.

This indescribable state exists equally in everyone.  It has been covered up by what we have been told, what is, and is not possible. From this conditioning, we have created patterns of behavior that have literally buried our essence, our joy and our spirit.

We have assumed that there is something wrong with us and we have spent our lives attempting to put it right.  In fact, there is nothing wrong; all we need do is become aware, in each moment, of the behavioral patterns with which we have covered our essential self.  When we are present to each moment we are on the path to "the indescribable," to freedom.

Much of the time we feel uncomfortable and we try to escape from this experience.  We escape into our addictions, into alcohol, smoking, eating, anger, relationship conflicts, or complaining.  Working on ourselves can also be like a drug; it is what we do instead of being exactly who we are, feeling exactly what we feel.  We can encourage ourselves to be who we truly are, to feel whatever we are feeling.  There is no need to understand, nor to work on ourselves.  All that is needed is simply to be ourselves.

When we do this, layers that cover what is essential in us then drop away on their own.  Our system is self-healing if we allow it to be.

We have forgotten, or lost touch with knowing, that we are spirit contained in a body, mind, and emotions - - and not a body that possibly contains the essence of pure spirit.  This is the realization that awaits us as we bring ourselves present to each moment. Everyone is looking for the way home.  It is closer than we ever imagined.

A life of freedom begins when we realize deep within ourselves that we are whole and complete just as we are. There is nothing to do, to find, to see, to understand, to work on.  There is no right way to be.

Most people live on a surface level.  When you live this way it is like being on top of a rough ocean, getting tossed and churned around with the waves of life.  Peace and fulfillment come from living in the depths of ourselves, sensitively, with awareness, in each moment."

 

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Moving Forward from Zeitgeist

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Sperry Andrews introduced me to Zeitgeist almost 2 years ago.  I listened to the director Peter Joseph speak about many obvious and not so obvious defects in our society, which I had appreciated.  I left it because somehow the tone to me was too personalized, that there was a THEY out there, and they were doing it to us.  The approach seemed to be a conspiracy theory, or another "anxiety approach".

The movement has much momentum, and this is their movie released this year.   It really has some deep truths and presented in a level headed way.  Whether the ultimate solution is their Venus Project, I can't say, but why not wish them well?  This kind of living would have to get modeled in some place.  Let them do it.  Send them our encouragement.  (This movie is long, 161 minutes - Most of this film is very rational and well thought out.  It is impressive.  Youtube allows only 3 choices for a thumbnail.  This image is unfortunately not representative of what they are talking about and only a minor illustration.)

 

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Helen Hughes founder of Windsor House School
Peaceful world only out of peaceful kids

What was life like for you in your early schooling?  Personally, I was shocked every day by believing in inadequacy.

 

Take a Look Inside the School

A 16-minute documentary made in 2004 by Sherry Sakamoto and Terry Martyniuk of Pacific Spirit Productions.

 

Dominique Mazeaud, care for water resources through beauty

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This ritual brought 60 local women together in celebration of water, our life giving source. The ritual also bore witness to the contamination of our water supplies* and ended with a healing prayer. Inspired by the tradition of women as water bearers, each woman carried her own pitcher in the ritual as a symbol of her personal commitment to guard and conserve this precious resource. The combined waters carried by these 60 women represent the collective impact of their individual commitment. Their prayers were sealed in a bottle and offered to the Pacific Ocean. 

http://earthheartist.com/index.html

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Some Previews for "Calling It Quits"
General Trailer
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Dr Prachee Javadekar with Indira Institute of Management

I was in Pune India in 2009 and met Dr Prachee Javadekar on February 6th.  She is the Executive Director of the Indira Institute of Management.  She explains education and the tremendous growth of India.

So many observations that I made on that occasion and that I understood from her narration, are things that I am saying now.  I have been thinking that these ideas were recent revelations.  But here I see that, perhaps without being aware of it, I have had this knowing for some time.

 

 

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Dalai Lama's inaugural address Happy Thoughts World Peace Festival

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 Some hours before we held our event in Bloomington IL another world peace day was held in India under the auspices of the Tej Gyan Foundation, attended by 100,000 people and broadcast live on Indian Jagran TV to over a million.

The 14th Dalai Lama was the honored speaker at that event.  Here he is:

 

 

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