Archive for Gems

Pragmatic Guide to the Power of Now

Animated video with references to Eckhart Tolle's book, the 'Power of Now'. [...]


Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche (1939 – 1987) was a Buddhist meditation master. [...]

Don’t Bend

A quote by Franz Kafka, writer of novels and short stories (1883 – 1924). [...]

Unlearn Everything

A talk on video by Kyle Cease, 'Why People's Opinions of You Aren't Real'. [...]

Acceptance of Death

Alan Watts (1915 – 1973), the British philosopher, writer and speaker, on the necessity of accepting death (original audio). [...]


A quote by Georges Ivanovitch Gurdjieff. [...]

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) was an American Founding Father. [...]



Those Who Try to Tell Them the Truth

HL Mencken (September 12, 1880 – January 29, 1956) [...]


A quote by Arundhati Roy [...]

No Head

An 'outdoor' painting by Pejac. [...]

Dalai Lama’s Guide to Happiness

A video from a talk in Adelaide during his 'Beyond Religion' tour in Australia of last year. [...]

The Human Race and Aliens

Two quotes by Stephen Hawking. [...]

Walking, I am Listening…

A quote by Linda Hogan. [...]

Live Your Life

Tecumseh (1768-1813) was a Shawnee Native American chief. [...]

You Will Be a Beautiful Shining Crystal of Light

A quote by Masaru Emoto (1943-2014). [...]

Tesla and Einstein Weigh-in on Vegetarianism

Tim Sparks, on IdeaPod, September 14, 2014 [...]

The Surprising Science of Happiness

Dan Gilbert talks at TED. [...]

Zohra Sehgal – the Grand Old Lady of Bollywood

"I am preparing myself for death..." [...]

I Am, I Know, I Believe

Personal statement by Kate Luebkeman. [...]

You Are the Battlefield

Take a few minutes to listen with full awareness - and be enchanted by the beauty of the splendid movements of the flowers ... [...]

You Don’t Have a Soul

C. S. Lewis (29 November 1898 – 22 November 1963) ... [...]

The Patriot

Mark Twain (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910) [...]

You’ve Woken Up…Now What?

by Zen Gardner [...]

How can I be happy?

Narrated by Stephen Fry [...]

Tony Benn Quotes

A selection from an article in The Guardian. [...]

God, a “Psychotic Mass Murderer”

Bill Maher on the flood, Noah's Arc and the Bible. [...]

Every Day in Life is Beautiful

Pianist Alice Herz-Sommer shares her wisdom and music [...]

To my dearest daughter,

Ethologist and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins' letter to his 10-year-old daughter. [...]

Touching Strangers

New York photographer Richard Renaldi grabs strangers off the street and takes photos of them together. [...]



Did you Know that Trees Talk?

Tatanga Mani, or Walking Buffalo, speaks: [...]

Political Correctness

Bond University, Australia, has an annual contest calling for the most appropriate definition of a contemporary term. [...]