Rob Greenfield (Experiment)

“For 30 days, I’m going to wear every single piece of trash that I create while living just like the average American…”
Video by Living on One and GaryBencheghib

It’s the morning of day 28 and I’m now wearing about 77 pounds of trash. A young boy walked up to me and asked what I am doing. I responded to him, “I’m wearing all the trash I create for a month to show how much garbage the average American creates and inspire people to make positive changes in their lives and make less trash.” His response to me was, “I’m going to start making less trash today!” Looking at the half-drunk soda bottle in his hands he continued, “I’m going to use this bottle for the next month and it’s going to be my only bottle!”
He got the message. It’s of course not to wear your trash, it’s to make less of it in the first place! We can all make positive changes in our life to make less trash and live with more health and happiness. What changes have you made lately? What changes will you be making today? -Rob Greenfield

Victor Frankl – Man’s Search for Meaning

Neurologist and psychiatrist Viktor Frankl pioneered an approach to psychotherapy that focuses on the human search for meaning.
Frankl argues that life is all about meaning. The main contribution he offered the world at large was the notion that human’s desperately crave meaning in their lives. Humans, he said, can bare an enormous amount of suffering as long as they can transform that suffering into meaning.

Why you should listen

Viktor E. Frankl was Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at the University of Vienna Medical School. He spent three years during World War II in concentration camps, including Theresienstadt, Auschwitz, and Dachau, where he formulated many of his key ideas. Logotherapy, his psychotherapeutic school, is founded on the belief that striving to find meaning in life is the most powerful motivation for human beings.

Frankl wrote 39 books, which were published in 38 languages. His best-known, Man’s Search for Meaning, gives a firsthand account of his experiences during the Holocaust, and describes the psychotherapeutic method he pioneered. The Library of Congress called it one of “the ten most influential books in America.” Frankl lectured on five continents.

What others say

“Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human. ” — Viktor Frankl

Watch the rare clip from the  TedTalks website here

 

Terrence McKenna

“A day-long workshop at Clairmont College in Southern California [in 1991] addressing the Jung Society of the greater Los Angeles area, was an unusual setting and analogies to instruct, suggest and enchant what might be called a group “with a rich inner life” that was not necessarily psychedelic. He stretched to new lengths and depths to accomadate his first Jungian fans with stories of Jung and the McKenna slant on the traditional interpretations that Jungians hold sacred. McKenna’s plant psychological scenarios meandered through the symbols dear to Jungians including Carl Jung’s theory regarding UFOs. Do UFOs originate as psychic projections from our own minds?”

“Terence’s themes: the mysteries of time; the nature of language; the techniques of ecstasy that have developed in non-Western societies to navigate to and from invisible worlds; and the depth of the general role of hallucinogenic plants in our world picture are covered here in a way that will surprise and delight everyone.”

“Terence McKenna is the author of Food of the Gods, Archaic Revival and the audially illuminated 9-CD talking book, True Hallucinations, and underground classic.”

Ashtanga Yoga

If we practice the science of yoga, which is useful to the entire human community and which yields happiness both here and hereafter – if we practice it without fail, we will then attain physical, mental, and spiritual happiness, and our minds will flood towards the Self. – K. Pattabhi Jois Quotes

Today’s Yoga sequence is brought to you by Lesley Fightmaster. Ashtanga is a challenging practice that requires determination, strength and will. The Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is a style of yoga codified and popularized by K. Pattabhi Jois during the 20th century which is often promoted as a modern-day form of classical Indian yoga. Ashtanga means eight limbs or branches, of which asana or physical yoga posture is merely one branch, breath or pranayama is another.

This yoga sequence was a challenge for me. At one point I was falling over, falling behind the sequence and lost my focus. After 35minutes I checked the screen for the time becasue I was starting to tire. Thankfuly, yoga taught me to persevere so I stuck with it, challenged myself and surprised myself at how I could adapt to the difficult asanas in the final hour. Thank you Lesley. I love the freedom of being able to practice yoga everyday in the comforts of my own home. I hope you can try it too!