Category Archives: World Wisdom

Stories/ anecdotes written by others

Guilt-Tripped!

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A few days ago, as I scrolled rapidly down my Facebook newsfeed, I was arrested by this sentence: You are heartless if you scroll by without hitting a ‘like’ on this post. Under this sentence was (as you can guess, I’m sure) a pathetic and sad photo of a wounded dog. Normally nonsense of this kind swishes by my ears… Read more »

Who do you want to be?

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Today is one of those whimsical days I refuse to do anything. Today I want to be a sponge, to soak up life. I want to sit on a fallen tree- trunk by the side of the road and watch life go rolling past in its numerous carriages- some gaudy, some plain. Today is a day of standing still, wondering… Read more »

Fifteen Useful Assumptions

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These assumptions are not easy to swallow. If you are anything like me, assuming their opposites would be a lot easier. On a slightly different note, who was the smart- ass who performed that particularly pedestrian bit of alphabet play with the word ASSUME and brought in an asinine whiff of pure bad taste into the ‘propah’ minds of the… Read more »

Women’s Empowerment: Is it a distant dream?

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Reblogged from www.avagmah.com Today, we celebrate women and womanhood on the occasion of International Women’s Day. One can’t help but look at the challenges the working Indian woman faces at workplaces and at home. Still struggling with patriarchal mindsets, she struggles to break free from prejudices, glass ceilings, sexual harassment and other issues at workplaces. Is the woman at work… Read more »

Why Did You Fail?

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  Minister for Exams ~ Brian Patten     When I was a child I sat an exam.This test was so simpleThere was no way i could fail. Q1. Describe the taste of the Moon. It tastes like Creation I wrote,it has the flavour of starlight. Q2. What colour is Love? Love is the colour of the water a manlost… Read more »

Your Song

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When a woman in a certain African tribe knows she is pregnant, she goes out into the wilderness with a few friends and together the pray and chant and meditate until they hear the song of the unborn child. They recognize that every soul has its own vibration that expresses its unique flavor and purpose. When the women attune to… Read more »

O Captain! My Captain..!

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  O CAPTAIN! my Captain! our fearful trip is done;The ship has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought is won;The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring:But O heart! heart! heart!O the bleeding drops of red,Where on the deck my Captain lies,Fallen cold and dead…. Read more »

Intuitive Action

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    About 10 years ago my daughter was about 2500 kilometers from Newcastle, and rang me one day sobbing because of an emotional trauma she was facing. She was about 20, and in a town known as Ayrlie Beach in Northern Queensland. I asked her what it was that she needed most in that moment, and she replied that… Read more »