Archive for July, 2009

With all the news about Walmart introducing green labeling for its products, it made me wonder how much many of us are willing to pay for greener products.
Perhaps, earth-friendly products are not always cost effective for a business, and perhaps they don’t have that fine robotic perfection, but they’re certainly worth the investment. This is because a healthier environment means a healthier you.

Promoting and using handmade products is very planet-friendly. The more we take to handicrafts, the less we will need machines and factories that pollute. At least items for personal or home use such as as wall art, decor, clothing and so on should be natural and if possible handmade.

Additionally, it nearly always feels good to own a few handcrafted pieces rather than hundreds of machine-made or polluting plastics that form clutter. The less clutter and junk we create, the better it is for Mother Earth.

So, if a product is greener, its better to shell out a few extra bucks for it rather than paying with your life for a polluted planet.


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Freedom of Mind

inner freedom

inner freedom

For centuries, the people of the United States have celebrated and cherished their freedom. Fourth of July brings back memories of the nation’s forefathers and the heroic stories of its freedom fighters. If it weren’t for its independence, the country would not have progressed as a nation. With heartfelt gratitude to those who came before them, American’s will celebrate this important day.
Perhaps, after attaining national independence, it is now time for this nation to start a new kind of freedom struggle, one that isn’t an outward war but an effort to free the mind and unload its burden.

A mind full of uncontrolled thoughts and stress is much like a prisoner who can’t escape although he lives in a free world. In such a case, cleansing the mind and bringing freedom to one’s spirit with a touch of meditative silence is vital. True inner freedom is a state where one is peaceful no matter what. No one can chain, control or hurt such a person.
In fact, the quality of the inner spirit, mentioned in ancient scriptures from all around the world, has been compared to gold as it is nontarnishable, and thus remains pure and ever shining.

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