My Near Death Experience – What did I learn?

On Monday, July 25 around 3pm, I nearly died in China. Seriously. I was about 30 seconds from death. The hotel I was booking into in Guangzhou had just fumigated the rooms with some ultra toxic mosquito repellent that caused my lungs to collapse. At first it was just a tickle in the throat, but…

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A prayer to Little William (POEM)

Little William Lionheart Little William, Little William, Little man of iron. Although cloaked as a boy, Your heart roared like a lion Your demeanour so cute, and yet your presence so tall. One could only wonder, where you got such balls!? Challenging anyone, who came your way. With a stiff upper lip, You demanded they…

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Awareness (POEM)

Awareness By Paul Turner
 (31/1/2011 Balmoral Beach, Australia) Repeating patterns in the yellow sand, Dominant Sun from where I stand, Enlightenment possible – no doubt therein, Removing refuse from the history within. To be aware of actions and behaviors – so swine, To acknowledge your essence – so perfectly divine, To allow those mistakes to…

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The desire to connect – at what cost?

We often gloat about how “connected” we all are in this modern “wired world”, but are we really? Look around any busy street, subway or office building and sure enough you’re going to see cell phones and blue tooth devises stuck to people’s ears, thumbs feverishly clicking away at tiny keyboards, or headphones feeding music…

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Ch Ch Ch Changes – How to stop rebirth

“This material world is not a fit place for a gentleman,” explained Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Goswami. “This whole material world is like a stool house,” he said. “You don’t loiter around, you just come in, do your business and leave.” This somewhat gross metaphor could be easily misunderstood and seen as a callous and irresponsible view of…

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Rumors – what to do about them?

Rumor: A piece of unverified information of uncertain origin usually spread by word of mouth. R=Rude; U=Unverified; M=Malicious; O=Oratory; R=Rant This was something I created today in response to some ugly rumors floating around about me lately. I am certainly not going to address them here directly and thus give them more energy, I will…

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My Oath

On this day, September 24, 2009, I, Priya108, declare to the world that I will not allow others to dictate my life unless I revere them as my guru. Otherwise, I will respectfully question and challenge all attempts to control me or those actions that I deem to be unsettling, humiliating, inconvenient or hurtful. I…

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My Angel

My Angel, I will call you Joy, because that is the name I remember from my dream the other night. You came to me lovingly and placed your warm hands to my face and asked me to relax and breathe. I did as you said, and soon we were both flying through the sky —…

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Knowledge filters – We all have them

I’ve been reading some interesting books lately and one consistent theme that keeps popping up in a variety of ways is the concept of paradigms and knowledge filtering. Whether we like to admit it or not, we all fall prey to these mundane influences. Let me explain… A paradigm is : a philosophical and theoretical…

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Life’s challenges – How to deal with them?

“Life is what you make it.” Yep, we’ve heard that before, so how then did we find ourselves in such awkward and unhappy situations in the past? Simply because we are the product of all our decisions and mistakes and despite our tendency to blame this person, that person, or situation, we ultimately possess the…

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