Archive for Gems

A Time for Courage and a Time for Challenge

JFK’s last words at the end of the speech he planned to give at the Texas welcome dinner in Austin, on November 22, 1963.


A quote by G. I. Gurdjieff

When You Arise in the Morning

Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, 161 - 180 CE

Doors of Perception

William Blake (1774–1852) was an English classical economist.

The World of Men is Dreaming

Quoting D.H. Lawrence

What Is Right

A poignant quote by Martin Luther King Jr.

I Am of the Field of Being

Jean Toomer (December 26, 1894 – March 30, 1967) was an American poet, novelist and important figure of the Harlem Renaissance and modernism.

I Am Not Black, You are Not White

Prince Ea's spoken word piece on video.

I Believe In Love

Pope Francis is launching a monthly video where he will outline his proposals and prayer intentions.

The Fools Take it for Granted

Quote by Aldous Huxley (26 July 1894 – 22 November 1963)


A quote by Oscar Wilde.

Pragmatic Guide to the Power of Now

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

Krishnamurti on Programming and Conditioning

Jiddu Krishnamurti asserts that the activities of the computer will take over the activities of the brain, and can even invent a new religion.


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)

How can I be happy?

Narrated by Stephen Fry