Updated: May 18, 2021
Good video(s) I saw on Youtube yesterday:
I did see, doing some research and making connections, before, some months ago, about the hypothalamus being possibly quite a important part of sexual orientation. Is interesting. The brain really is the greatest gift we have. Protect it. Respect. And peace! May we be forgiven if we have wrong thinking and beliefs in this world and may we do good unto others and ourselves. It's definitely not good thinking to place a whole group of people below one self or others, for whatever reason. We should also try to follow what we believe to be right and true as well though. A big influence on Islam and Islam countries was during the time of European colonialism and a lot of homophobia in the 18th and 19th C. Things are obviously different now in the modern world but history has a marked impact still to this day on many countries in Africa and the Euro-Asia continent especially. Religion often being exploited for personal gain and power.
Doing a lot of research on fasting today. Came across this piece on Ghandi that's really great here: https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/gandhi-s-last-and-greatest-fast/story-wpf0NL3LgsWUegv7uVTopL.html
Another good one: http://blogs.law.columbia.edu/uprising1313/banu-bargu-gandhis-fasts/
Peace be on Ghandi. What a great man and great deeds he did for mankind. I don't know much about Hinduism, I only really have the basic westernly taught perspective. This video speaks of how we shouldn't think badly of other religious beliefs and disciplines and to really respect a persons being. I had the same conclusions on this subject a few weeks ago and had a great conversation with a Christadelphian friend.
Actually have been watching a lot of good videos, such as:
"A Return to Wisdom" by Hamza Yusuf (I really like him)
A long one by an Oklahoman Imam this one talking about how we in the West, especially us introverts are like, so vainly introverted in our thinking all the time. Really good and hits home to me even though I'm quite independent and not caring all the time what other people think, or so I say to myself, while also having anxiety or a little anxiety about what people think and things - and aspirations to such greatness and belief in self without really, acting as such.
An interesting video on Capitalism here by Mad Blender.
Have a lot of links on extended fasting but one can research easily it if one wants to themselves...Have a good one all.
Added - Great piece on the state of the planet:
"WE HAVE repeatedly been pressing the snooze button on the issue, but covid-19 has provided perhaps the final wake-up call. “2021 must be the year to reconcile humanity with nature,” said António Guterres, the UN secretary general, in an address to the One Planet Summit of global leaders in Paris last month. “Until now, we have been destroying our planet. We have been abusing it as if we have a spare one.”
The numbers are stark, whichever ones you choose. More than 70 per cent of ice-free land is now under human control and increasingly degraded. The mass of human-made infrastructure exceeds all biomass. Humans and domesticated animals make up more than 90 per cent of the mammalian mass on the planet. Our actions threaten about a million species – 1 in 8 – with extinction (see “Biodiversity: A status report“).
All that has happened in a blink of an eye, geologically speaking. “If you compare Earth’s history to a calendar year, we have used one-third of its natural resources in the last 0.2 seconds,” Guterres said in Paris.
Following a lost decade, and a year-long pandemic-induced delay to negotiations, a new international agreement to conserve the world’s biodiversity is due to be signed later this year, with many other initiatives also starting up. The signs are that covid-19, a scourge caused by our dismissive regard for nature, might finally have focused minds. The question is, what needs to be done – and can we do enough in time?
Our relationship with nature started to sour around the start of the industrial revolution, but only really veered off the rails as the Great Acceleration kicked in after the second world war. In this period, booming population and trade and higher levels of prosperity led to an exponential growth of pretty much every measure of humanity’s planetary impact: resource extraction, agricultural production, infrastructure development, pollution, and habitat and biodiversity loss.
This plundering was a gamble that has long since ceased paying out. Degraded land already adversely affects the well-being of 3.2 billion people and costs more than 10 per cent of annual GDP in lost yields, poorer health and other negative impacts. Those are only going to increase. In a recent paper in the journal Frontiers in Conservation Science, an international group of scientists warn that the planet is facing a “ghastly future of mass extinction, declining health, and climate-disruption upheavals… this century”.
“The world is facing three major crises today: the loss of biodiversity, climate change and the pandemic,” says biologist Cristián Samper at the Wildlife Conservation Society in New York. “They are all interrelated, with many of the same causes and solutions.”
“The science is so dramatic,” says Johan Rockström at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany. In 2009, he and his colleagues developed the “planetary boundaries” concept, which aimed to delineate a safe operating space for humanity, and quantify how we were overstepping it. In a 10th anniversary update in 2019, they suggested that we have already crossed four of nine boundaries – including, crucially, in our impact on biodiversity. “For the first time, we have to consider the real risk of de-stabilising the entire planet,” says Rockström."
Some posts I liked just now and recently on LinkedIn:
Also found this awesome site for donating to fight climate change at Ecologi.com