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Some would say it is Impossible!
Others would say it is Difficult!
Many still would dismiss it as sentimental,
An idea only fit for pen and paper!

“Not so” dear ones!
A little word of kindness here,
A little compassionate listening there!
A little hug, a gift, an encouragement!

Little Acts of Love!
Like tiny drops of water,
Running frequently and constantly,
Form a large pool!

It is worth Trying!

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Benefits of Walking BareFoot

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Walking barefoot, also known as “earthing,” has gone from being a kooky counter-culture trend, to a scientifically-researched practice with a number of remarkable health advantages, such as increasing antioxidants, reducing inflammation, and improving sleep.

Earthing means walking barefoot on soil, grass or sand (meaning: any natural surface). So we’ll have to get off the sidewalk. Early studies are showing that the health benefits come from the relationship between our bodies and the electrons in the earth. The planet has its own natural charge, and we seem to do better when we’re in direct contact with it.
Why should you walk barefoot? 
A review published in the Journal of Environmental and Public Health looked at a number of studies that highlight how drawing electrons from the earth improves health. In one, chronic pain patients using grounded carbon fiber mattresses slept better and experienced less pain.
Another study found that earthing changed the electrical activity in…

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The beauty of a good heart shines brightest!

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“No beauty shines brighter than that of a good heart! Our character reveals whether we are at peace with the world or not.”

Remembering Dag Hammarskjold and the imperative for peace

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Acts of violence– Whether on a large or a small scale, the bitter paradox: the meaningfulness of death–and the meaninglessness of killing.”
― Dag Hammarskjöld, Markings(

29th July is the birth anniversary of Dag Hammarskjold who was the 2nd Secretary-General of the United Nations.
He was born in Jonkoping, Sweden on the 29th of July, 1905 although he mostly grew up and was later buried in Uppsala!
On September 18, 1961, en route to negotiate a cease-fire between “non-combatant” UN forces and Katangese troops of Moise Tshombe his plane crashed and Hammarskjöld together with fifteen others perished. According to some sources, the circumstances of the incident are still not cleared and there is some evidence that the plane was shot down.
We remember Hammarskjold and others like him who stood for a Cause that seems to have been lost: they stood for PEACE but, whither the peace? Wither the seeds of peace our heroes and heroines like him toiled and paid the supreme price for?
Are these the fruits? Today children and adults on leisure and humanitarian civilian flight are brought down without remorse; as we speak bombs and bullets are raining down on human beings from the hands of their fellow human beings with sadistic justification!
We remember Hammarskjold with hope and fervent prayers that from the ashes of present day depravity, may a true humanity arise where the common language shall be Wisdom Love and Peace!

Eid al-Fitr Festival and reflections on Prophet Muhammad!

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About now our Muslim brothers and sisters are celebrating the Festival of Eid al-Fitr, also known as, the Festival of Fast-breaking. It is generally a festival of thanksgiving to the Almighty for granting the grace and strength to pull through a month of self-privation and restraint. It is also a festival for alms-giving, remembering the poor and less-privileged and reflecting on ways to lessen the burden of the disadvantaged in our societies.
Prophet Muhammad! Spiritually prepared, equipped and sent as a Messenger of the Light to the world; starting with the Arab people. His task was to lead the people to the consciousness and worship of One God, The Almighty, the Creator of Heaven and Earth! Unfortunately, the people who were deep in all forms of Dark worships and heinous rituals would have no part of his teachings and therefore, resisted/persecuted him vehemently.

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Sunday Reflection……the Heavenly Melody we no longer hear!

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“When people far from their earthly homeland meet with others of their countrymen, the joy of seeing each other again is often endless, and they are proud of their earthly country. But do they then no longer know that they call yet another Homeland their own, one much more beautiful, much more flourishing? Why do they never speak of this, their original Home, Paradise, why do they not rejoice together over it when they meet down here on the earth-plane during their long journey through the Worlds?
Has the sublime song of Heaven then grown so completely silent in the hearts of men? Does not its melody after all still secretly sing and ring, where seeking men on their long journey truly long for it?”

–“What lies behind it…!” by Herbert Vollmann. The author has drawn his knowledge from The Grail Message (In The Light of Truth) by ABD-RU-SHIN.