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1865-05-23 Washington D.C., USA / Grand Review / Grosse Revision / Grande Revisão / Gran Revisión

Space for mindful reflection and review becomes an increasingly scarce commodity. A cup of tea, ambient music, or a candle can help to generate a calm, contemplative atmosphere; use any external reinforcements you need to boost your internal focus. This is your chance to choose your reality and actively create your memories for yourself. This is ...

The epoch of Mankind / Die Epoche des Menschen / A época Humana / La época Humana

The Earth will continue without us, and it will hardly notice we are gone, just as it hardly knew we were here. A cinematic meditation on humanity’s massive reengineering of the planet. The Holocene Epoch gave way to the Anthropocene Epoch in the mid-twentieth century, because of profound and lasting Human changes to the Earth. ...

Change the world for the right Reason / Verändere die Welt aus richtigen Grund / Mude o mundo pelo motivo Certo / Cambia el mundo por la razón Correcta

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The relationship you have with yourself will determine the relationship you have with the World. This idea is very empowering, because while so many people have spent precious time trying to change someone or something in their lives to no avail, this idea shows that all that you need to do in order to feel more at ...

2013-05-20 Saint Paul, USA / My last Days / Meine letzten Tage / Meus últimos Dias / Mis ultimos Dias

You think about the future. You do it pretty freely - Where will you be in five years? What will your children look like? What stories will you tell your grandkids? You are confident that you will get to live all of those milestones moments in your life. Your days are limited. There are those in their 30s, 20s, ...

Your life is a Story / Dein Leben ist eine Geschichte / Sua vida é uma História / Tu vida es una Historia

You have one particularly important story that you tell yourself, about yourself: your 'life story,' which helps you to organize your experiences and give you a sense of Self, even dictating your behavior in some cases. You are constantly updating, amending and adding to this story as you encounter new experiences. Personality comes in layers. The ...

1935-05-19 Dorset, England / Nothing is Written / Nichts ist Bestimmt / Nada está Escrito / Nada esta Escrito

Do you have free will or is everything fate. There is no sense of a middle way, of some other possibility. What if life is lived in constant interaction with a complex of forces, energies, experiences and events that is so multi-dimensional and varied that it is impossible to reduce it to an either/or, a ...

Give yourself a Life / Gib dir ein Leben / Dê a si mesmo uma Vida / Date una Vida

Whose life are you living. You would love to believe that it is fully your own. You might want to think again. You are wired to seek permission. When you were a kid, you needed permission from parents, teachers and other elders. When you grow up, you seek permission from your bosses and authorities. Your ...

Pursuit Of Happiness / Das Streben nach Glück / Busca da Felicidade / Búsqueda de la Felicidad

Happiness has become the core question of your life. But the preoccupation with happiness may actually be making you less happy. The obsession with happiness may lead you to discount both the presence and the value of the challenging and painful events that are inevitable in your life. And not to mention making you feel completely inadequate ...

Happiness is a way of Travel / Glück ist eine Art zu Reisen / Felicidade é uma forma de Viajar / La felicidad es una forma de Viajar

Money may or may not bring happiness, depending on who you ask. But travel definitely does. Collecting great experiences is the soul of happiness. Travelling is the best ticket to explore the World. You want to ‘find yourself’ and are tired of the routine you have fallen into in your everyday life. You want to have a ...

The Truth is Difficult / Die Wahrheit ist Schwierig / A verdade é Difícil / La verdad es Dificil

People are not born liars. It happens over time in all sorts of ways. Maybe telling the truth gets you into trouble. Maybe telling the truth could hurt someone. Maybe telling the truth is too scary. Maybe telling the truth is too difficult to believe. Maybe telling the truth is totally and utterly and completely unacceptable. ...

If I Could Talk / Wenn ich reden Könnte / Se eu pudesse Falar / Si pudiera Hablar

Dogs are probably the best thing about life. If you disagree or prefer cats then you are wrong! Dogs are loyal, trusting companions, friends and members of the family. But they have one downfall. They can not talk!  Would it not be great to talk to your dog, to know exactly what he was thinking, ...

1961-05-13 Los Angeles, USA / Do not forsake me oh my Darling / Lass mich nicht im Stich, mein Schatz / Não me abandone, oh meu Amor / No me abandones, oh mi Amor

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Our entertainment-saturated Society helps feed all sorts of illusions about reality. The fantasy of the perfect romantic and sexual relationship, the perfect lifestyle, and the perfect body all prove unattainable because the reality never lives up to the expectation. The worst fallout comes in the marriage relationship. When two people can not live up to each ...

Corporations create Addiction / Unternehmen schaffen Sucht / Corporações criam Vício / Corporaciones crean Adicción

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Social media companies are deliberately addicting you to their products for financial gain. Behind every screen on your phone, there are generally a thousand engineers that have worked to try to make it maximally addicting. Innovation keeps you looking at your phone far longer than necessary. Addiction is defined as a harmful, persistent, and compulsive dependency to a ...

2008-05-12 Warsaw, Poland / Whoever saves one life saves the World / Wer ein Leben rettet, rettet die Welt / Quem salva uma vida salva o Mundo / Quien salva una vida salva el Mundo

The Jewish ghetto was a functioning community and to many Jews seemed the safest available place for themselves and their children. In addition, survival on the outside was plausible only for people with access to financial resources. This calculation lost its validity in July 1942, when the Germans proceeded with the liquidation of the ghetto ...

Finding a better Way / Einen besseren Weg Finden / Encontrar uma maneira Melhor / Encontrando una mejor Manera

Man sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future;he lives as if he is never going to ...

Have you had Breakfast / Hattest du Frühstück / Você tomou Café da Manhã / Has Desayunado

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There are thousands of things you take for granted each day. You have many things in life. You do not realize what you have until we lose it. You forget about the little things, the things that seem unimpressive, menial or normal. But what happens when you lose them, either temporarily or forever. That is when you start ...

Connect with Earth / Verbinde Dich mit der Erde / Conecte-se com a Terra / Conectarte con la Tierra

When you contemplate the planet Earth, you see that she has many virtues. The first virtue is stability. She is steadfast when faced with challenges and continues to offer perseverance, equanimity, and forbearance in the face of many human-created calamities. The second virtue is that of creativity. The Earth is an inexhaustible source of creativity. She ...

Happiness is the Way / Glück ist der Weg / A felicidade é o Caminho / La felicidad es el Camino

There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way. -You should be happy right in the here and now. There is no way to enlightenment. Enlightenment should be right here and right now. The moment when you come back to yourself, mind and body together, fully present, fully alive, that is already enlightenment. You ...

2017-05-09 Ibiza, Spain / Children / Kinder / Crianças / Niños

'Children' cost £150 to record. The song was Robert Miles ' most successful single, being certified Gold and Platinum in several countries and reaching number one in more than 12 countries. Robert Miles gave two inspirations for the writing of 'Children'. One was as a response to photographs of child Yugoslav war victims that his father ...

Remember to say I love you / Vergiss nicht Ich liebe Dich zu Sagen / Lembre-se de dizer Te Amo / Recuerda de decir Te Amo

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The paradox of our (life) time(s) is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers; wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less; we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families; more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense; more knowledge, but less ...

Finding your Passion / Deine Leidenschaft Finden / Encontrando sua Paixão / Encontrando tu Pasion

It can be so frustrating when people use a well-worn phrase and advise you to 'just follow your passion'. Yes, sure, you would love to ... if only you knew what your passion was. Following your passion presupposes that you have one. But many people do not because ... You have too many options. You just ...

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