Video Inspiration

Eye-Embrace-Surveillance-2Here is a collection of videos that inspires, educates and motivates me that I wanted to share.

The internet is such a resource for change and spiritual revolution – if we use it to gain different perspectives, contemplate what we see deeply, have it change the way we see the world and how we act in it.

And the internet is also good for watching cute cat videos – so let’s do both.

 

Love is Love is Love:

This is my new favorite inspirational video about the Universality of Love!  Seeing people hugging and kissing on an xray screen, it’s plain to see that Love have no religion, race, gender or age.  It is time for inclusion, diversity, unity & peace.  Love is Universal!

For more, visit LoveHasNoLabels.com

 

A Debate Between an Atheist and a Believer:

This is a debate between stand up comedians about the existence of God.  It’s funny and enlightening and I actually really like what both the atheist and the believer have to say – so it’s a win/win debate for me.  They both agree that Jesus was an extremely liberal long-haired brown-skinned middle eastern Jew who would be really cool to hang out with and that no matter what you believe, be a good person.  Or how they put it “If you want to believe, great.  If you want to be an atheist, great.  Just don’t be a dick.”  Some sage advice, indeed.

 

Jill Bolte Taylor – A Stroke of Insight:

Neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor had an opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: One morning, she realized she was having a massive stroke. As it happened — as she felt her brain functions slip away one by one, speech, movement, understanding — she studied and remembered every moment. This is a powerful story about how our brains define us and connect us to the world and to one another – and her direct experience of the Oneness.

 

Kids React to Gay Marriage:

This is a beautiful compilation of children between the ages of 5 and 13 reacting to gay marriage.  It is beautiful and children are full of common sense!!  “People should be together if they like each other a lot.”  When asked about gay marriage being illegal: “It kind of takes away from the whole freedom thing.”  Or “Think of God. He loves everybody and he can’t hate anything.”  I totally agree, Gay Marriage should be legal on all planets.

 

An Astounding Example of How Racism Plays out Today:

This one is one I think about a lot.  It’s from the ABC show “What would you do?” and it shows first a white guy, then a black guy, then a pretty white woman trying to steal a bike.  The results are just insane, but unfortunately too true.

 

Utah finds an actual solution to homelessness:

The conservative state of Utah started implementing a new program to end homelessness in 2005 and it is a real solution.  They also estimated that it costs more money for the state to pay for ER visits and jail stays for the average homeless person than it costs to give them a free place to live and a social worker to help them get back on their feet.  Wow – it’s a win win win!

 

White Guy Puts Racism in Historical Context:

This is a really good one to help put things in perspective – not that I am an advocate for anyone “complaining.”  I think this illustrates the very important distinction between a white Christian guy not liking a situation and actual racism or any other kind of -ism – the societal systems of oppression that can often even lead to violence.   I read an article the other day where someone was comparing people rolling their eyes at a Christian NFL player for quoting the bible with the prejudice and ingrained homophobia Michael Sam overcame to come out as a gay athlete.  There is no comparison.  There is no war on Christmas.  I am white and if an African American person were to make a joke about me being white, it might be rude, but it’s not racism.

 

51 Very Good Reasons Why I’m a Feminist

Some of the facts in this video from Laci Green are pretty astounding – and they have been fact checked.  For instance, in 2013 there were over 700 bills proposed to regulate women’s bodies and 0 bills to regulate men’s bodies.  This along with many of the 51 reasons is why I’ve been a feminist since I was old enough to think.

 

Compassion in Action

I love how this video shows the incredible difference one man makes simply by being kind.  One of my favorite parts is seeing the old man in the shop shake his head at our kind protagonist when he gives money to the young girl and how surprised he is by the result.

 

Happy:

This is a great inspiration – and my favorite part of the lyrics is “Clap along if you if you think happiness is the truth.”  It reminds me of the Mahabharata when the question is asked “What is inevitable for all living things?” and the CORRECT answer is not “death” or “change” as one might have thought – but “HAPPINESS.”

 

Please add your comments, thoughts or realizations in the comments.  And send me your favorite inspirational or eye-opening videos!

 

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