Monday, January 16, 2006

Martin Luther King

Today is Martin Luther King holiday. However, I have to come in and work today. That is okay. I remember in college I have to analyze an essay between Martin Luther King's 'I have a Dream' and Richard Nixon. I remember how poetic Martin Luther King's 'I have a Dream'. Some of his dreams have been realized, yet there are still many that still have to be worked on. Blacks these days can do many things these days that back then, they weren't allowed to. In America, it's a joy to watch the kids of diverse race playing together. We still need to work on economic gap between the rich and poor.

There was a comment that was made by the author of 'Rich Dad, Poor Dad'. Sorry, I don't remember his name. He said, poor people have money problems, rich people have money problems too ... they don't know where to put their money. How I like to suggest perhaps he can put his money into helping rebuilding communities.

In fact, I think we need to restructure our communities. Oil is getting scarce, so we must think of restructuring our communities so we are less dependent of transportation ... oil. Telecommuting is one aspect of it. In fact, that could be a nice thing. A self-sufficient community - able to provide jobs for the local people. This could be the way toward building a stronger local community.

Many people say that even poor people have rights, and food and shelter should be provided for them. Let me put it this way. If we think we are animals, and that the fittest survive, then this logic doesn't apply. In fact, feeding the poor can be a downright burden for us. However, if we evolve to a better species, more compassionate, then we would do this naturally, and it wouldn't be a burden for us. That is what I am hoping. That we evolve to a better being.

Many people say they are not happy with their lives even if they make a lot of money. Perhaps, it's because they are missing the 'community' aspect in their life. People these days are busy making ends meet and money, they don't have that much time for their 'community'. They may be 'free', but at times, I feel like they are in a 'prison in disguise'.

Martin Luther King might have started the fire, other people have to carry that fire in order for it sustain and make a difference. So we should not forget the people, who are nameless, who believe in the cause and continue fighting for a better, more equitable world. We are not there yet, so let's continue to fight for it - in nonviolent ways of course.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Stampede in Mecca

According to CNN, 345 people has been killed in a stampede during a symbolic stoning ritual at the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia. It is difficult for me to comprehend the purpose of this ritual. It seems, every year, people are killed during the ritual, then why continue?

But then, ritual are like habits. They may be difficult to change. Only those who practice it understand it. I don't. I can understand people gather together and worship together in public, but this stampede, I don't.

Maybe someone can explain it to me here.

Monday, January 02, 2006

Vision for 2006

Last year, 2005, was marked with many mishaps all over the world, man-made, and nature-made. It was a year for us to reflect on the deeper issues. Violence exists, and are we happy with the way we confront violence? Poverty exists, and are we happy with the way we confront poverty. Natural calamities hit upon us, and are we happy with the way we confront them? As I reflect on the decisions that the leaders that we elected made, I don't believe that they have made the best decision for us. Individually, each of them are smart, I have no doubt, but perhaps they are stuck in a system that is difficult for them to change, coupled with inactive and unconcerned citizens, we are also to blame for allowing it to happen. It is up to us, as concerned and caring citizens to help them if we are to have a better world, for us and for our children. So how do we do it?

Each of us are blessed with certain talents and skillsets. We have to bring it out, sharing our talents and resources to solve this world's problem. The Internet allows us to do this.

My vision for 2006 is to heal the world through healing the individuals. As individuals are healed at the physical, emotional and spiritual level, I believe the decision that we make as we solve our world problem will be better. Not only do I wish we can heal the individuals on the inner level, I also wish we can manifest that healing on the outer level as well, so that we can actually create a better world, and able to experience living in it.

In a way, it is an experiment for me. If you wish to participate in this experiment, let me know by subscribing to this site and participate in this discussion. We will be a healing force for the world. I will show you an ancient healing technique to help you heal others on the physical, emotional and spiritual level, as well as the meditation technique that allow the patient heal themselves.

In an age where health care costs are rising, coupled with the pain that is associated with war traumas, catastrophy trauma, we can really make a difference in the world we are living in. There is nothing as painful as watching our loved ones go through pain and feel helpless to do anything about it. This is your opportunity.

This is only the beginning. I do hope that once we are healed, we can work together and create a better world by sharing our talents and resources.