Two Folklore songs

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The first song is about Resurrection Mary and the second is called Phantom 309. I hope you enjoy them.

Ted Talk on how to reach your goals (Its not how you think)

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I have been amiss in posting but trust me I am working on new project but I can’t tell you about it.

Why? Watch the video.

Empathy is what this World needs!

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There is not much I can add to this except my thoughts that we all must connect and come to understand that if we want to survive as a species we must learn to show compassion for all beings. After watching the video consider trying this: The next time you feel “sorry” for someone, instead of being sympathetic try and empathize with them. Find a time that you felt the same and understand where they are and not how it can be fixed.

Empathy and sympathy are not just two different approaches to confronting the emotional challenges of others; they are diametrically opposite responses in many important ways. Sympathy places another’s problems at a distance from us, places us in a position of superiority, and “drives separation”, says the film’s narrator, Dr. Brené Brown. Empathy, on the other hand, requires that one internalize the feelings of another. That shared experience drives interpersonal connection, she says. “What makes things better is connection. – See more at: http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=4646#sthash.PadjDzSC.dpuf

A film by RSA Animate.

Video from KarmaTube

Shared from Daily Good

8 Hilariously Nonthreatening Monsters from Japanese Folklore

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fiercebuddhist:

And now for some not so scary monsters.

Originally posted on Tokyo Desu:

Japanese folklore and horror stories are known for their psychologically terrifying ghosts and monsters that prey on the minds and bodies of humans. For some of the most horrific examples, one need look no further than the Japanese horror boom of the early 2000’s, with the likes of The Ring and The Grudge introducing the west to a new, iconic generation of supernatural villains.

But there’s also a lighter side to Japanese folklore, where bumbling spirits cause only mild annoyance, actually enhance your daily life, and otherwise generally botch the whole job of haunting mankind and teaching vague moral lessons about treating your parents with respect and such. Here are our top eight most hilariously nonthreatening monsters – called Yokai – from Japanese stories:

Nurikabe

The Nurikabe is a sentient wall that’s said to be impossible to walk around or climb. It doesn’t seem to have any nefarious intentions and…

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DewDrop World

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This is a song written by David G Lanoue based off of Issa’s Haiku.

.露の世は露の世ながらさりながら
tsuyu no yo wa tsuyu no yo nagara sari nagara

this world
is a dewdrop world
yes… but…

Thank you to my daughter for the performance and to David for permission to use the song.

Please visit Haiku guy at http://haikuguy.com/issa/

LYRICS:

This world is a dewdrop world
Things pass, no, nothing lasts
A boy and a little girl
On a dewdrop
Tiny dewdrop
It’s a dewdrop world

He loves how she looks at him
She loves his shining skin
Hot sun burns away the pearls
Of the dewdrops
Tiny dewdrops
It’s a dewdrop world

A ring made of hard, cool stone
Tells her she’s not alone
They watch lazy smoke rings curl
On a dewdrop
That they can’t stop
Fading dewdrop world

Call for help

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Dear Readers,

I am asking for your help. My daughter has entered a guitar contest for the musical “We Will Rock You” and needs your votes. If she wins she will get a walk on roll in the musical. This is an awesome chance and you can help make it happen.
Just click on the link and vote. Also please share this with your friends and urge them to vote. Thank you in advance for voting.

PLEASE CLICK THE VOTE BUTTON

Here is Link

  • https://www.tabsite.com/microsite2.php?microsite=393295&t=183360&mobile_microsite=1&disregard=1&contest_view=item&contest_item_id=70055
  • Controlling your fears.

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    Today take time to think about what is one influence in your life that helps to generate a feeling of scarcity or fear? Then think about how can you change this piece of your life or at least how you react to it.

    Our daughter featured by Dr. Brian May of Queen

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    This is a reblog from Dr. Brian May of Queen. Mia presented this video she created and Dr. May featured it on his blog. Dr. May’s Blog

    **Sat 21 Dec 13**
    ME AND FREDDIE AS… SIMS?
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    Every now and then something comes into my inbox which is beautiful and extraordinary. And completely unexpected.

    Here is a video made by someone I have never met, from elements of an existing video game, depicting a true story.

    It absolutely captured my heart. I asked her if she’d allow me to share it with my ‘readers’ and she’s kindly said yes.

    So here, created by Mia from ‘Sims 3′ characters she created herself, is a film …

    based on one of my favourite and lesser-known QUEEN tracks ….

    “THE MILLIONAIRE WALTZ” –

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQnK9tZtugI

    Enjoy ! And if you’re tweeting [or Facebooking], and you enjoyed it, please spread the word – this lady deserves it !

    Cheers

    Bri

    (PLEASE OBSERVE COPYRIGHT)
    © brianmay.com

    Rat stuck on an endless staircase is a pretty accurate metaphor for life

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    fiercebuddhist:

    Truly what many people of the World feel like day to day.

    Originally posted on Metro:

    It’s winter. It’s dark. It’s cold. It’s probably still Monday. And this rat is stuck on an endless staircase.

    In strangely mesmerising footage that could see us through to the other side of the shortest day of the year, the rodent struggles to break free from the escalator’s inexorable cycle.

    Jonathan Beilin, the man who filmed the video on San Francisco’s Bart public transport network, said he tried to free the rat from his ouroboros-like existence by creating a makeshift ramp with a book.

    But the rat ignored his rescue attempt and kept on running, running – he’s probably still there now.

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    Krampus Day!

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    fiercebuddhist:

    Great Folklore! I think this should be brought back to combat the Greed that comes with the season.

    Originally posted on Mister Priddy's Marvels:

    Happy Krampus Day everyone!

    What is Krampus, you ask?

    Krampus is part of the Christmas tradition in central and eastern European countries, dating back to the Middle Ages.  These countries have decided that Christmas ideals such as peace, love and goodwill towards man are complete nonsense and scaring the living crap out of children is far more fun.  According to the tradition, Krampus is a demon who accompanies St. Nick during his holiday rounds.  Krampus doesn’t just tag along, Santa is actually friends with this dick.

    Loving stare.

    As depicted in one early-twentieth-century postcard Santa doesn’t have a sleigh and reindeer but is instead ferried about the world, dressed like the Pope, in the sidecar of a motorcycle driven by a red-leather -clad Krampus.  The motorcycle, by the way, would look more appropriate being driven by the villains in The Last Crusade than by beloved Christmas figures.

    More photographic proof…

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