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“Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.” – Confucius

Today, in the world gone mad with gadgets and the so-called “Social Media”, people everywhere, it seems have no time left for themselves. No time for solitude, contemplation, reflection, thinking and meditation…

Today, everybody, young and old, is constantly Facebooking, tweeting, texting, Iphoning, IPadding, emailing, surfing the net, Goggling, Amazoning, and watching TV. Supposedly busy or indeed pretending to be!

All this, supposedly, to making us feel as if we are connected. But, connected to what, to whom and for what purpose? We do not know!

A pertinent question surely should be "What happens when constant communication replaces thoughtful reflection?" I'm not saying that the immediacy of the Internet is harmful, but rather how we tend to thrive on it. Instead of engaging with each other or just ourselves, it seems we are seeking something "out there" while ignoring real sustenance for thought…’ 

All in all, in the wise words of William Henry Davies:

What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.

No time to stand beneath the boughs
And stare as long as sheep or cows.

No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.

No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night.

No time to turn at Beauty's glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance.

No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began.

A poor life this is if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.

Photo: lifesanswers.org

‘The sea has been pounding the rocks mercilessly since dawn. How much lies beneath that deceptively simple word: the sea? In truth, a continuous, roiling, evolving drama of a billion waves – each one of individual character and rhythm. Up in the cliffs is a cross-section through the earth’s autobiography. Bands of sandstone, siltstone and shale dating back to the Upper Carboniferous period some three hundred million years ago’

Meditation at the Shore – a short Film

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Meditation at the Shore

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In Praise of Swami Vivekananda: The man who brought Eastern philosophy to the West

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