Category Archives: Video clips

“Your mother didn’t tell you the truth”

These are the words to an Apartheid-era South African song (“War and Crime”) about why bigotry exists. I used to ask myself: why do people do all sorts of horrible hateful things solely because their victims belong to some group, … Continue reading

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The power of vulnerability

I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. –2 Corinthians 12:10 (The Bible) The prevailing view of strength is one that opposes it to weakness and vulnerability. … Continue reading

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The opportunity of adversity

Positive-thinking people not only find ways to create positive situations; they also extract the golden nuggets of positivity from the jaws of very negative, debilitating situations. In this video, Aimee Mullins, an athlete, actress, and fashion model, talks about her … Continue reading

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Love enough to let go. A song for thought

Unconditional love is freeing. It does not restrain. It is not possessive. It lets go. It’s really too bad that so many people don’t hear this kind of message enough to fully understand. After all, in media and popular culture, … Continue reading

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Long live Howard Zinn

Howard Zinn died yesterday. Let me explain why I held him in such high regard. He was a highly political, highly debative public figure. He stood strong in his political positions against all wars, for socialized medicine, for civil rights … Continue reading

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“Avatar” is a wonderful movie

I just saw Avatar and it touched me in several ways. For one thing, it resonated loudly with what I am trying to do with this blog: promote positive energy. It’s a movie that, at the same time as it … Continue reading

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A short film on dealing with the human ego

I like the way this ends. So, what do you think? Would you have done what that guy was planning to do at the end there? How would you have responded? And the most important question: what would be gained … Continue reading

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Awesome example of fighting violence and racism with positive energy

I present to you a video clip from the show “Enough Rope” with Andrew Denton in which former Ku Klux Klan leader Johnny Lee Clary gets on the show and explains “how one old black man defeated the entire Ku … Continue reading

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