Leaders who Raised their Voices against War

We see so many people in today’s time talking about war and peace but actually, a few of them move in the direction which is beneficial for the survival of human race. We see most of the leaders talking about eradicating war and terrorism from this world but no matter what they do, the peace of the world always ends up being disturbed. Starting from Middle Eastern and South Asian countries, terrorism is now gradually forming its roots in the west as well. Most of the leaders tend to adopt more violent and strict measures to cope with it which always backfires and results in larger terrorist activities around the globe.

The good thing is that most of the countries have thought of the better way round and instead of destroying each other through the means of war, they are keen on striving better economically and winning in the race for money. In older times, when the world saw conflicts turning into greatest wars, there were a few leaders who still promoted peace and harmony amongst the masses. They never resorted to violent means to cover up religious, ethnic, communal, and other such issues. We want to find such leaders in the modern world as well but the problem is that they fail to become so impactful.

Here are three famous leaders who dedicated their lives to bring peace in the world and saving their community or country from oppression. Their works are the greatest examples that have been set for all times and if they are followed then most of the problems that we face today will be eliminated from our lives: Continue reading Leaders who Raised their Voices against War

Homelessness Problem in Hawaii – Highest Rate in the USA per Capita

For many people, the thought of Hawaii brings on images of sand and tropical drinks in coconuts. However, for others, it is a land of struggle and hard times on a daily basis. It has been defined homelessness is an epidemic that has reared its ugly head in Hawaii. Of Hawaii’s population, about 7,620 people are homeless. To many, this may not seem like a large number but it is relative to the totally population, so compared to other states, that is a very high level. The Aloha State has the highest rate of homelessness per capita with at approximately 465 people per 100,000. This is the biggest rate of all 50 states. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Hawaii has a population of around 1.44 million people. Continue reading Homelessness Problem in Hawaii – Highest Rate in the USA per Capita

Broken Glass

The other day I was walking towards the local creek, down an asphalted path leading between two rows of houses, and I noticed a broken bottle smashed into shards. I happened to have a plastic bag in my backpack, and I crouched by the glass, picking it up carefully and placing it in the bag. A middle aged man passed me, eyeing me with a quizzical look, and I responded to his unvoiced question, “If you want to live in a nice place you have to keep it nice.” He agreed and kept walking.

It’s true. We have a responsibility, not in the sense of something onerous put onto us, but in the sense that we are the ones who produce the lives we live, within given constraints. We are not Gods creating our own universes, and i found a lot more details Continue reading Broken Glass

The Breath of Life

People can live for many days – even weeks – without food; only a few days without water; and but only minutes without breathing. But inhaling oxygen and exhaling carbon dioxide are just the beginning. How fast or slow, how deep or shallow, and how we direct the breath can all improve or diminish the health and well-being of the body and mind. It is said in the ancient yoga texts that the life span of a human being is not measured in years, but in the number of breaths each of us is destined to breathe. Slowing the breath can therefore increase vitality and aid in longevity. Continue reading The Breath of Life

The Sit up Bench of Life

I live near a waterfront. It’s not a beach. It’s either water to the wall, or a mudflat, depending on the season of the moon. There is a small section of shore with some sand that segues into muddy slime. All very natural of course so calling it slime may be somewhat libellous. In any case, this few metres of land go by the glorified name of Pandanus Beach, Pandanus being accurate, as these trees are indigenous, but Beach? Hmmm…. Nonetheless, the locals come out when the moon is right, because when the moon is in the 7th house, or wherever it needs to be to pull the sea as close the shore as possible, the little bay area is a pleasant bath, if you make sure not to put your feet down once you pass from sand to slime. Not so pleasant as to invite more than a half dozen oldies who have bathed here since their glory days, and the odd ring in who might have been in the area perhaps 20 years, though not a local yet. It is a nice place for meditation.

pandanus beach

But while the beach is not a busy spot, the walkway along the waterfront often bustles.   Exercise stations dot the path at intervals, Continue reading The Sit up Bench of Life