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100 Ripples Make A Small Wave ... Posted by Tamilyn Tegstrom, May 22 2013 100 ripples make a small wave ,100 small waves make a larger wave ,100 larger waves cause a flood ..So grateful to be here flooding with world with kindness with all of you ...
This Is Water: Re-imagining Everyday Life Posted by KarmaTube.org, May 22 2013 Last week's featured video on KarmaTube received 15299 views and 21 comments. "O, the maddening tedium of the everyday responsibilities of adult life! It plagues us because, when traversing a landscape all-too-familiar and all-too-disappointing, the "default setting" of our mentality is to feel victimized by circumstance. We place ourselves in the center of the universal narrative, making the plot-line all about our own misery. In this video, which animates exceprts of his 2005 commencement address at Kenyon University, novelist David Foster Wallace speaks about personal empowerment in the often stultifying world of responsible adulthood. The freedom comes from an open-minded awareness of the possibility that there are less self-centered, complex, and gladdening narratives spinning around you -- even in the most frustrating situations. "It will actually be within your power to experience a crowded, hot, slow, consumer-hell type situation as not only meaningful, but sacred, on fire with the ... Read Full Story
Values And The Sharing Economy Posted by DailyGood.org, May 22 2013 According to the director of Share The World's Resources, placing greater emphasis on the social and environmental impacts of sharing rather than personal gain, can drive awareness and action on these larger societal issues. Today, the sharing economy runs the gamut from selflessly operated food distribution programs and people pursuing low carbon footprint lifestyles to entrepreneurs seeking to build business models out of underutilized goods. For the true impact of the sharing economy to shine through, it will be important to concentrate on the intrinsic value gained from it over financial benefits, allowing us to drive sustainable solutions to such global emergencies as inequality and climate change. [Full Story]
Imagine Waking Up To Your Daily ... Posted by Sheetal Sanghvi, May 22 2013 Imagine waking up to your daily newspaper and read an article on Random Acts of Kindness as the lead story on the front page! Totally made my day.. A dream come true..
One Candle At A Time Posted by HelpOthers.org, May 21 2013 I've got this friend, Rachel. She's a bit older than me, with a sort of shy, but radiant smile. She's usually tan, as she loves the outdoors and spends as much time outside as possible. No matter the weather. In the winter, she'll often go for walks outside. In the summer, she'll sit in public parks strumming her guitar, reading, or napping on the grass. She has the leisure to do these things because, suffering from multiple psychological traumas, she is unable to work. Well, unable to work in a "normal" workplace, that is. Because she does work. Her vocation is 'making' candles. She buys ready-made candles, usually the slightly translucent kind where the body of the candle will radiate the light, too. Then she puts designs on them by hand, working for hours at a time in her kitchen. She literally makes hundreds--if not a thousand--of these in a year. And then, ... Read Full Story
I Will Let This Video Do ... Posted by Melissa Dickman, May 21 2013 I will let this video do most of the talking... but truly a great soul walked among us for a few short years -- a simple young man who was realized with the grace, beauty and love that is life and death.
A Video About Leonard Knight And ... Posted by Colleen Choi, May 21 2013 A video about Leonard Knight and his life long art installation, Salvation Mountain. He created this mountain with his bare hands, with no art background, living in a van for years. All he wanted was to simply spread the message of Love. Regardless of what religion you are, this mountain reflects his compassion and devotion to unconditional love for all. Beautiful. Return to Salvation Mountain | Watch the video - Yahoo! Screen Watch the video Return to Salvation Mountain on Yahoo! Screen . Leonard Knight lived alone in the California desert for twenty-eight years, building a mountain to share his message: "Love God, love Jesus, and love the people." When his health failed, his friends rallied to save his life. On Sunday, ...
Elders & Llamas: A Love Story Posted by DailyGood.org, May 21 2013 It's not everyday that a llama walks into your room. And that's the magic in it! The llamas is question are therapy animals, who visit nursing homes, mental institutions, and rehabilitation facilities to surprise, delight, nuzzle, and be-nuzzled-by the residents. These lovely, funny-faced creatures have received many hours of special training to provide a comforting, affection-inducing presence. Animal-assisted therapy originated in the idea that animals and animal spirits have supernatural healing powers; but scientific study has since proven that exposure to animals increase levels of oxytocin, a hormone which acts as a neurotransmitter in the brain when we give or receive love. Research suggests the presence of tranquil animals makes us feel safe, a mind-set that aids healing. Once again, science has explained what we all know instinctively: gentle, furry creatures simply make the world a happier place. And these llamas are spreading happiness where it is sometimes in short supply. This article from Slate shares some charming photos. [Full Story]
"Who Owns The Future?" -- Jaron Lanier Posted by Bill Miller, May 20 2013 Heard a fascinating talk last week by Jaron Lanier (futurist, technologist, and early founder of "virtual reality") at Kepler's Books in Menlo Park. The occasion was the publication of Lanier's latest book "Who Owns the Future?" (The talk was videotaped and reportedly will appear on CNN.com) Jaron began by noting how the early idealism that technology would make life better for all has not worked out in practice. Rather to date, the benefits have accrued to a few at the expense of the many. He used the metaphor of "Maxwell's Demon" - a physics/thermodynamics thought experiment wherein a little "demon" separates low energy and high energy molecules, one at a time - thus appearing to create free energy. However this fails in practice because the demon itself requires energy to function. Jaron pointed out that this same principle is currently used in the "Big Data" world, where public information is obtained for ... Read Full Story
Hold A Piece Of The Pain: Lessons From My Daughter Posted by DailyGood.org, May 20 2013 "We were in the downtown area of our city when we drove past something I will never forget. Many homeless people were crowded around this broken-down truck. A man on the truck was holding up an orange saying 'Merry Christmas' and throwing out the orange for someone to catch. When I saw people pushing each other to get to the oranges, that made my heart drop. They were fighting for a piece of fruit. That is how little they had. Beside the truck, I saw an old man, maybe in his 60s. He was eating a sandwich with an orange and I thought to myself, "I want to help this man." I quickly hopped out of the car, gave him a gift and said, 'Merry Christmas, Sir.' Earlier, he seemed so gloomy, but as we drove off, I saw a smile. I felt so good!" When a nine-year old girl with an unusual gift for unconditional generosity shares this beautiful story, her mother is moved to write about the unexpected lessons she's learned from her child. [Full Story]