I am Spartacus…

In their book, Half the Sky, Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl Wudunn tell the story of an Indian neighbourhood – Kasturba Nagar – a place where the inhabitants are Dalits (Untouchables) and the lanes run with sewage and desperation. For almost fifteen years, Akku Yadav and his gang ruled the slum with…

Continue reading

Getting the Full Story

My intention is not to advertise The Guardian but this ad is just too good and its message applies to a lot more than just newspaper stories.  I think David Bohm would have liked it.*  Have a look – it’s short. __________________________________________________________________ *http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mst3fOl5vH0 00

Continue reading

Excellence

I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better. (1) Let each morn be better than its eve and each morrow richer than its yesterday.(2) _____________________________________________________________________________________________ http://lisawieldswords.wordpress.com/2011/11/21/thinking-thankfully/ http://eof737.wordpress.com/2011/11/29/inspiration-seeking-a-better-life/ http://nrhatch.wordpress.com/?s=excellence&searchbutton=go%21 http://enermazing.wordpress.com/tag/success-or-failure/ http://dancewithtruth.wordpress.com/2011/11/20/being-true-to-your-spirit/ http://nicoleciccarelli.com/2011/10/16/positively-facing-fears/ http://todayithink.wordpress.com/category/thankfulness/ http://jjhiii24.wordpress.com/2011/11/04/transcendence-and-awareness/ http://yearofkindness.wordpress.com/ http://granbee.wordpress.com/category/seeking-peace/ http://presencepublications.wordpress.com/ http://100trillion.wordpress.com/2011/06/12/the-web-of-meaning/ http://creativeconflictwisdom.wordpress.com/2010/08/08/the-ancient-greek-concept-of-glory-the-iliad/ (1) Maya Angelou…

Continue reading

The Scientific Method

Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. Winston Churchill _________________________________________________________________________ Photograph – Window on the world – A couple watching the world go by from their flat on York Street, Dublin. Date: 1954  NLI Ref.: WIL e3[54] 00

Continue reading

Dynamic Coherence

Human beings have so many dimensions and yet we don’t use them all.  We fragment and compartmentalize and split – This part for work.  This part for play. This part for thinking. This part for feeling. Sometimes we’re spiritual. Sometimes we’re material. Surely the outcomes would be better if we tried to…

Continue reading

Beloved

The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved. Victor Hugo  Syracuse University Professor Stephanie Ortigue has studied the effect of love on the brain.(1)  Her study shows that when a person falls in love, 12 areas of the brain work together to release chemicals such as…

Continue reading