Unplug the Expired Ideas - May 25, 2009 - Uncategorized

If someone disagrees with us, a little humility might go a long way. It might just be that they are helping us dislodge a idea that’s rusting away inside of us, well passed it’s used by date. I’ve touched on this before but now more than ever it’s time to cast aside stale ideas in […]

Staying Focussed - May 21, 2009 - Uncategorized

It’s past 4am and I’ve been wasting the time I’ve supposed to be using productively to achieve world peace. Can anyone give me their ideas on staying enthused, on track and active? My goal seems so broad that anything towards it just seems lost in a whirlpool. Don’t know how else to explain it, but […]

Hua Hu Ching - May 20, 2009 - Uncategorized

By Lao Tzu It’s not apparant that this document was written by the historical Lao Tzu, but it could have been by one of his students or future incarnations. (Translated by Brian Walker) One I reach the Integral Way of uniting with the great and mysterious Tao. My teachings are simple; if you try to […]

What Do I Do When Fun Isn’t Fun Anymore? - October 24, 2008 - Uncategorized

Suggestions welcome. In the very beginning it was simply TV and music and computer games. Then it was drinking and computer games. Then it was making music, meditating, learning from the Master and computer games. Then it was computer games. Then it was music and exploring the intellectual aspect of spirituality and the world, and […]

Heaven on Earth is Made of What? - June 29, 2008 - Uncategorized

The spirit of the future, dealing with climate change, as written by “Dors” in her comment on an Australian online newspaper article about global warming. I like to envision a future not in terms of what we’ll have to give up, but in terms of what we could gain. I’m gaining a healthier body now […]

Why Does God Let Us Suffer? - June 19, 2008 - Uncategorized

This is an often repeated question. If there were no purpose in life except enjoyment, then maybe God would intervene. What is suffering anyway? We think pain and disease are the worst. Yet some healthy people live miserable lives while some terminally ill people live happily. So there must be something else besides this physical […]

Famous Vegetarians - February 14, 2008 - Uncategorized

Focusing on the soulful founders of western civilization, musicians and actors that we all know and love, this video will reveal a number of your favorites as vegetarians! PS- visit this site to have a read, and if you can cut back on your meat intake – or eliminate – sign the petition! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UIhtKIxGZI] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAaFhKuMRgw]

Children / Elderly Intergenerational Cooperation - December 14, 2007 - Uncategorized

Literature reviewed also identified a large range of outcomes from intergenerational practice for young people, old people and the broader community. For individuals, these included increases in self worth, less loneliness and isolation, new connections and friendships, academic improvements and more positive perceptions of other generations. For the broader community, benefits include the building of […]

Virtual wars and your child’s future this christmas - October 25, 2007 - Uncategorized

Here’s something to think about this Christmas, when many of your children will be begging you for the latest computer game titles such as World in Conflict or Crysis. These are a new generation of superbly realistic experiences of military conflict. In one sense they are safe, because no one is actually harmed, yet in […]

May your wishes be carried far, Mr. Olmert! - October 9, 2007 - Uncategorized

In response to the good news from this page: http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/7B0C22FF-0A5C-46EF-9910-3F8B0CC4FDA9.htm To the Office of the Prime Minister of Israel: Dear Mr. Olmert I would wholeheartedly and with the deepest gratitude and amazement like to thank and congratulate you for your recent pledges to the Israeli Parliament, which I understood to emphasise the necessity of ‘peace […]

Why vegetarian? It’s really about humanity. - October 3, 2007 - Uncategorized

It’s not only about health, land use efficiency, environmental health, or even animal welfare and rights. It’s about us, we people, developing sensitivity to life, a.k.a.: love. Increasingly, we notice the suffering of others, human or animal. When we distinguish a between the compassion for humans and animals, we use a mental abstraction: concepts to […]

Sign the WSPCA Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare! - October 1, 2007 - Uncategorized

The World Society for the Protection of Animals needs our help in reaching the 10 million mark on their petition. Add your name to it and hopefully it will get to 6 billion. The petition…   http://www.wspaanimalsmatter.org/aus/?ID=R0907W304D There is an immediate need to recognise the growing consensus in popular and expert circles that animals are beings […]