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It’s not about sticking your foot behind your ears. It’s about what’s between your ears. “Yoga has been defined in many ways; there are many definitions. Some say Yoga is the meeting of the mind with the divine, hence it is called Yoga – Yoga means meeting, joining together. Some...

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Selfishly Contented

“Contentment brings supreme happiness." “Always keep in your mind that nonpossessiveness, no-theft, authenticity in being, all give purity. These are not moralistic concepts for Patanjali…. When they are taught as moralistic concepts, as in the West – or in India as Mahatma Gandhi has been teaching – their total quality...

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Taking Responsibilty

Have you seen the world lately? News media full to the brim with frustration, desperation, and condemnation, apparently faster climate change and everything costing more than ever before, all it takes is your kid having a tantrum in the frozen-food aisle for you to wish someone would take the...

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Beyond Belief

What is a ‘good death’ to most people? Having set out to discover that, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, recently published their findings in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. They came up with 11 ‘core themes’: preferences for a specific dying process,...

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I want to say firstly that the democracy that exists today is not a complete democracy. And secondly, democracy cannot be complete until we create a system for economic equality. Political equality alone cannot make democracy complete: those who are economically unequal may be called politically equal, but in...

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A word often heard and endlessly used in context with Donald Trump's election of his new cabinet a year ago was "loyalty." It came up in almost every current news and media report to do with his selection of people for important political government positions. It seems "loyalty" is...

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The Right to Disconnect

The year 2017 has brought a great bounty, not to mention relief, for employees at bigger French companies. A new employment law has come into effect from January 1st, stating that French workers will have the "right to disconnect" outside of work hours. Overuse of digital devices has...

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Listen to the Meaning

Buddha used to ask his disciples to do a certain meditation: ‘'Go to the street and watch everybody passing by, coming and going on the street. See exactly what is happening. Don't listen to their words because they are very cunning, they have become very deceptive. Listen to the...

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I want to say firstly that the democracy that exists today is not a complete democracy. And secondly, democracy cannot be complete until we create a system for economic equality. Political equality alone cannot make democracy complete: those who are economically unequal may be called politically equal, but in...

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A word often heard and endlessly used these days in context with Donald Trump’s election of his new cabinet is “loyalty.” It comes up in almost every current news and media reporting in the context of his selection of people for important political government positions. It seems “loyalty” is...