Thursday, 25 February 2010

The Ego is the Animal within Us

Did you know how dangerous the Ego is?! The battle from yesterday, between  me and ego, is over. I've lost. I hope I will not lose the war! 

"When you wish to reflect upon or consider a matter you consult something within you. You say, shall I do it, or shall I not do it? Is it better to do this or abandon it? Whom do you consult? Who is within you deciding this question? Surely there is a distinct power, a distinct ego. Were it not distinct from your ego you would not be consulting it. It is greater than the faculty of thought. It is your spirit which teaches you, which inspires and decides upon matters."
"The other self is the ego, the dark, animalistic heritage each one of us has, the lower nature that can develop into a monster of selfishness, brutality, lust and so on."

"Life is a constant struggle, not only against forces around us, but above all against our own 'ego'. We can never afford to rest on our oars, for if we do, we soon see ourselves carried down stream again."
 (Baha'i writings)

So, a new day is starting, we have a battle to win...
Archeological dig reshaping human History

" it was the urge to worship that brought mankind together in the very first urban conglomerations. The need to build and maintain this temple, he says, drove the builders to seek stable food sources, like grains and animals that could be domesticated, and then to settle down to guard their new way of life. The temple began the city."
"Religion now appears so early in civilized life—earlier than civilized life, if Schmidt is correct—that some think it may be less a product of culture than a cause of it, less a revelation than a genetic inheritance. The archeologist Jacques Cauvin once posited that "the beginning of the gods was the beginning of agriculture," and Göbekli may prove his case."
"Schmidt concludes that man's first house was a house of worship: "First the temple, then the city," he insists. "

It sounded so familiar so I started searching for a quote from Baha'i writings , this is what I found.
"Hence, we learn that religion is the cause of honor, is the cause of advancement, is the cause of civilization, is the cause of the happiness of mankind..."

 Compilations, Baha'i Scriptures, p. 389

With lots of LOVE for the friends from Acuto. Enjoy the rest of  the pictures :)

Monday, 22 February 2010

Second time of barefoot running

if u want to see the they are

Barefoot running

Many people think modern running shoes are necessary in order to run safely and comfortably, but they were invented only in the 1970s. Before then, running shoes were just simple running flats that had little cushioning, no arch support, and no built-up heel. Humans were running for millions of years, apparently safely, in running flats, in thin sandals or mocassins, or in no shoes at all. Our research indicates that they may have been able to do so by forefoot or midfoot striking."

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Sunday, 21 February 2010

First post :) nice numbers today 02 21 2010 or 02212010.
My body has numbers: 1,014,076,800 seconds or 16,901,280 minutes or 281,688 hour, time is interesting, can it be measured in something else than numbers?! People are counting everything, friends, books, money, cars, houses, their own kids, vacations, food, exams, free days, job days... Can you count life?! Can we be detached from numbers? Enjoy your life, don't count it.