Bitcoin and Blockchain Will Not Save The World

Bitcoin and Blockchain Will Not Save The World. Believing that Bitcoin and Blockchain will end all our worlds problems is naive, dangerous and out of sync with human history. Both have the potential to reinvent this world, but the powers to be will fight progress every way they can.

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Bitcoin and Blockchain Will Not Save The World

War or Peace a time to chose

War or Peace a time to choose.

Today you stand at the threshold.

Is this the time to tear apart,

or the time to mend,

the time to be silent

or the time to speak,

the time to love

or the time to hate,

the time for war,

or the time for peace.

Where do stand?

What Will You do?


War or Peace a time to chose

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Martin Luther King Quote

Martin Luther King Quote. “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” Martin Luther King Quote.


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Martin Luther King Quote

Human evolution has two steps

Human evolution has two steps – from being somebody to being nobody;

and from being nobody to being everybody.

Only will this knowledge will bring sharing and care throughout the world.


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What is Yoga?

What is Yoga? Sanskrit definition of yoga is:

  1. Yoga, a disciplined method for attaining a goal;
  2. Yoga (/ˈjoʊɡə/;[1] Sanskrit, योगः Listen) is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India.

Yoga literally means “union” or “connection”. In Sanskrit, the word ‘‘yoga”’ is used to signify any form of connection. Yoga is both a state of connection and a body of techniques that allow us to connect to anything.

Conscious connection to something allows us to feel and experience that thing, person, or experience. The experience of connection is a state of yoga, a joyful and blissful, fulfilling experience. Awareness is the secret of yoga.

What is Yoga? Multiple definitions of yoga

There is no single definition of yoga. In order to experience truth through yoga, we must study its classical definitions and reflect on our own understanding of it.

If we wish to connect to the intuitive, creative part of us, and realize the eternal Self at our core, we need to consider what yoga really is. Each definition of yoga reveals part of the ocean of knowledge and experience that forms the yogic path.

What is Yoga? Many paths to yoga

There are many traditional yogic paths that facilitate connection to the highest truth and awaken our own consciousness, including tantra, mantra, laya, kundalini, bhakti, jnana, karma yoga, and so on. Each path specializes in its own techniques and methods to awaken greater awareness and connection to self and life.

Yoga practices include posture (asana), breathing (pranayama), control of subtle forces, {Nagarjuna}, attaining enlightenment. (mudra and bandha), cleansing the body-mind (shat karma), visualizations, chanting of mantras, {Nagarjuna}, attaining enlightenment.

What is Yoga? Day-to-day meaning of yoga

At its most practical level yoga is a process of becoming more aware of who we are. Yoga techniques facilitate balance and health, and unfold our dormant potential. Yoga allows us to be more aware of ourselves and feel connected.  As such, yoga is a process of self-discovery. This leads us to self-mastery and self-realization.

What is Yoga? Yoga as a science

Yoga is a science, that is, it is a body of techniques that lead us to consciously connect with ourselves and with life, the experience of yoga. As yoga is a science, there is no dogma or belief system attached to it. Yoga simply tells us to do a certain practice and then to feel the effect of that practice, e.g. if we breath slowly in a relaxed manner we will slow our heart rate; if we focus the mind we will develop mental peace and deep insight.


What is Yoga?

NAGARJUNA YOGA THE FOUR TRUTHS

NAGARJUNA YOGA. THE FOUR TRUTHS

  1. All things (dharma) exist: affirmation of being, negation of non-being.
  2. All things (dharma) do not exist: affirmation of non-being, negation of being.
  3. All things (dharma) both exist and do not exist: both affirmation and negation.
  4. All things (dharma) neither exist nor do not exist: neither affirmation nor negation.

NAGARJUNA YOGA THE FOUR TRUTHS

BLACK SWAN COMING EVENT: LIVESTOCK INDUSTRY

BLACK SWAN COMING EVENT: LIVESTOCK INDUSTRY. As income rises, people consume more dairy and meat products. These are the food categories with the highest environmental footprint. In fact, the global livestock industry produces more emissions than all cars, planes, trains, and ships combined. A study by Oxford University calculated that a global shift to a vegan diet would reduce food-related emission by 70 percent by 2050. The picture is similar for our use of resources like water. By 2025, two-thirds of the world’s population may face water shortages. Beef is the second most popular meat in the US. It is also one of the most water-intensive foods (to produce one pound of beef requires 1,800 gallons of water).

Clothing is another case of our lifestyle destroying our environment. In recent decades, the fashion industry nurtured our appetite for cheap clothes and kept increasing production. The world now consumes 400 percent more clothes than two decades ago. According to the World Bank, textile processing causes 20 percent of water pollution globally. Cotton, the “thirsty crop,” makes up about half of our clothes and requires 5,300 gallons of water to produce kg of cotton. This can have devastating effects as seen with the drying up of the Aral Sea.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consumerism and Silicon Valley has turned our world upside down

Consumerism and Silicon Valley has turned our world upside down. Writer Annie Dillard in her book The Writing Life says “How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives”. Her book The Writing Life is a beautiful and poignant meditation on a life well lived. The Writing Life reminds us of the trade-offs between presence and productivity that we’re constantly having to make. The book doesn’t teach a writer how to write. It shows how a writer lives her life.

“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives” reminds us that what we do each day eventually becomes our life. Therefore how we spend each day in the singular, becomes how we spend our lives in the total. And while things may seem either uneventful, or important, judged by a single day: judged by a lifetime of single days, they add up to either a life well lived, or a life squandered.

Walking in the woods each day with your dog, observing in the present moment, with all your senses aroused, feeling the breeze to your back, the sun on your face, the beauty of the woods, the smell of the flowers and the activities of the critters skirmishing to and fro may not seem to be a productive day by today’s fast paced thinking mind, but, looking back on a lifetime of such glorious days, would by all but the most cynical or dead of heart would be a life well lived.

Consumerism and Silicon Valley has turned our world upside down and with it turned bad into good and good into bad. Today we are made to feel that if we are not doing something important, or productive then we are failing.  Most of us know however that no matter how many believe a lie; a lie is still a lie. Technology and Consumerism is not the solution to fixing a world gone crazy, it is instead the reason you are experiencing anxiety and a disconnect from yourself and others.