Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Visionaries #1

TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Over the past 29 years TED has grown in popularity and brings together some of the world's most diverse and interesting thinkers.

The following is a selection of my favourite TED talks.
The Graham Hancock one in particular is fascinating, mainly due to its content and partly because of the furore that sprung up around it (details on which can be found with a Google search)

Graham Hancock is a British writer and journalist who has asked questions regarding the status quo and general acceptance around education, media and society in general. He also has written about ancient civilisations and altered states of consciousness. The video above is one of my all time favourite TED talks and I've shared it widely with friends.

Alex Grey is an American artist who mainly focuses on spiritual, visionary and psychedelic art. He is one of my favourite artists and I've featured his work here previously. In this talk he explains how art has helped evolve his consciousness and how it affects people that encounter it.

Ron Finley is an artist and designer living in Los Angeles. His vision for healthy and accessible food for all in the community is based on a beautifully simple idea: "Gardening is the most therapeutic and defiant act you can do in the inner city"

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Ten Days #6

Grateful for those who are there unfailingly; who doesn't gossip, take offence to respectful honesty or act constantly with self interest, who offer the gift of their friendship with humour, grace, strength, kindness, loyalty and empathy.

Also thankful for those individuals i encounter who do not possess these qualities, for the contrast makes the 'good uns' all the more special. 

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Mind Over Matter

I try to remind myself daily of this, echoing the adage that "Watch your thoughts, for they become words.  Watch your words, for they become actions.  Watch your actions, for they become habits. Watch your habits, for they become character. Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.” (unknown)

Image: Bee Do Have
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