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Sunday, April 24, 2011

A Message of Hope

Ok, firstly, I found this short movie (25 minutes) to be extremely moving and inspiring. It may be a bit too "new age-y" for some, but if you have an open mind (obvious pun) I recommend you watch it. It's a film about meditation and our collective consciousness and how everything we do individually effects everything else. I came across it at the blog, Mein Yuba Mundo, fellow blogger and Yuba rider in Germany (danke Stefan!). You can also view it here, at its original location.

And no, the below quote was not planned to the previous post...just a coincidence. It is one of many inspiring quotes that was used in the film so I thought I'd include it as a sort of teaser to the film itself. Anyhow, if you've 25 minutes to spare, and are looking for an inspiring short movie, I hope you'll watch this. Now if you'll excuse me I think I should go meditate.

"A human being is a part of a whole, called by us _universe_, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty." 
Albert Einstein.


2 comments:

the_big_smile said...

Hi Joe!

Very good idea, to post this video here!
I think, as many people, as possible should see this video.

Stefan

Joe said...

This video is awesome, thanks again, Stefan, for originally posting it on your blog.