How to “retain” your sanity

We have seen dolphins die. In the same time hundreds and thousands of people died all over this marvelous planet. Some died because of hunger, some were killed by the most extreme form of “research” called war. We could not stop any of this from happening. We were there to do what we could and that we did.

Heart Mind Sanity

I do not know what else you have seen in your life. I have seen people in all sort of situations, some of the were not moving any more, they were dead. …

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How to stop a punch? 2

I am bamboozled by the stupidity of the response we conjured up to alcohol (a drug) fueled violence and the resistance of the drug (alcohol) dealers. The drug dealers are saying early lockouts, the cutting of trading ours will be ineffective, but it will wither away their profit. They are saying it is not their fault, they are only cashing in on this so called “culture” of binge drinking. They merely supplying what is in demand.

Say What Needs to Be Said

And they are right, they are telling a partial truth… …

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I would like to make a complaint 2

How many times have we uttered these words to express dissatisfaction with a product or a service? How many times we tried to resolve the issue some other way? We can look for a resolution, an alternative. We could try to turn a blind eye over a shortcoming or a defect. But sometimes we need to do more…

Say What Needs to Be Said

At 09.12 on 11 December 2013 I dialed 0262799244, the phone number of the Japanese Embassy in Canberra. I asked to speak with the cultural attache or some other person about the killing and enslavement of dolphins in Taiji, Japan. The lady who answered the call said she would take my complaint. She did not need to ask if I was calling for information, updates or any other reason. She knew I was calling to complain.

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Blood Red Clouds over Taiji

I am in Taiji, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. I dreamed of this country as I grew up. I read books and saw movies about it. I studied their history, culture, martial arts and found many similarities between theirs and, among others, the Huns. I discovered that their thinkers have reached the same conclusions about the nature of existence, much like Krishnamurti, Ekhardt Tolle, Carlos Castaneda and others all over the planet. In the Hagakure, the Book of the Samurai one can read that, “There is surely nothing other than the single purpose of the present moment. A man’s whole life is a succession of moment after moment. If one fully understands the present moment, there is nothing left to do, and nothing else to pursue”.

A Risso dolphin's last moments @ Taiji, 09:58 hrs on 5 November 2013

These words are just as universal as unconditional love and can be felt by every human being even if only for a short time. These link us together, while our actions keep us apart… …

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