Jun
02
2012

Cornel West – Truth

YouTube Preview Image“The language of failure and disappointment, disenchantment, disillusionment, is a little bit Romantic for me…. Why not have a sense of gratitude that you’re able to do as much as you did? That you’re able to love as much and think as much and play as much? Why think you need the whole thing? Where’s the expectation that you need the whole thing coming from?…

America’s a very fragile, democratic experiment predicated on the disposition of the lands of indigenous people and the enslavement of African people and the subjugation of workers and women and the marginalization of gays and lesbians. It has great potential, but this notion that somehow we had it all or ever will have it all, that’s got to go, you’ve got to push it to the side.

And once you push all that to the side, then it tends to evacuate the language of disappointment and the language of failure. And you say, OK, how much have we done? How have we been able to do it? Can we do more? In some situations you can’t do more. It’s like trying to break-dance at seventy-five, you can’t do it anymore! You were a master at sixteen; it’s over! You can’t make love at eighty the way you did at twenty, so what? Time is real!”
Cornel West

Clips from “Examined Life” by Astra Taylor – TrailerFull Film

Apr
20
2012

John Hagelin – Consciousness

YouTube Preview Image“It’s important to recognize that our body is really the product of our thoughts. We’re beginning to understand, in medical science, the degree to which the nature of thoughts and emotions actually determines the physical substance and structure and function of our bodies.”
– John Hagelin

Related – Mind Over Matter – Peace from the Quantum Level

Apr
20
2012

V.S. Ramachandran – Consciousness, Qualia & Self

YouTube Preview Image“The human brain, it has been said, is the most complexly organized structure in the universe and to appreciate this you just have to look at some numbers. The brain is made up of one hundred billion nerve cells or “neurons” which is the basic structural and functional units of the nervous system. Each neuron makes something like a thousand to ten thousand contacts with other neurons and these points of contact are called synapses where exchange of information occurs. And based on this information, someone has calculated that the number of possible permutations and combinations of brain activity, in other words the numbers of brain states, exceeds the number of elementary particles in the known universe.”
– Vilayanur S. Ramachandran

Apr
20
2012
Dec
04
2011

Carl Jung – Death and the Psyche

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“Look forward to the next day as if he had to spend centuries and then he lives happily. But when he is afraid and he doesn’t look forward; he looks back. He petrifies. He gets stiff and he dies before his time, but when he’s living on, looking forward to the great adventure that is ahead, then he lives.”
–  Carl Jung

Oct
05
2011
Aug
28
2011

Tony Robbins – Why we do what we do

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Tony Robbins discusses the “invisible forces” that make us do what we do.
“The secret to living is giving” “Its not about me, its about we”

Jun
04
2011

Krishnamurti – LIFE

YouTube Preview ImageLiving Without Conflict

 

YouTube Preview ImageWhy don’t You Change?

 

Related – Unity of Human Beings

May
28
2011
May
21
2011

Terrence Mckenna – Nobody is smarter than you are

YouTube Preview Image“You have to take seriously the notion that understanding the universe is your responsibility, because the only understanding of the universe that will be useful to you is your own understanding.”
Terence McKenna

 

Related – Message to ArtistsHope – Schools Dehumanization

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