By Maggie Nazer I learned to read at the age of 5 and eagerly wanted to start school. I entered the Bulgarian educational system at 7 and some thirteen years later I am happy I got out of it alive and somewhat sane. I hated school. I was always the brightest in class; my teachers … Continue reading Alternative education in the Bulgarian school system
Plato’s dialogue “The Apology” presents us with the elaborate speech Socrates made to defend himself against the accusations of impiety and corrupting the youth. Within the speech Socrates details his method of self-examination which has proved to be his very instrument to guiding himself and the others to “perfection of the soul”. The increased self-awareness, … Continue reading Self-examination and its impact on society (Plato, Apology)
Day 4 on the Camino de Santiago: I woke up feeling sick and powerless. Martin (the Polish guy I had met and had dinner with the previous day) came to say Bye and left as everyone else. I got off the bed and started to get ready. No hot water so no shower. Some other … Continue reading Day 4: Where is the Joy?
Day 1 of the Camino de Santiago: got a bike from my couchserfers and headed on a long voyage of aproximately 32 kilometres, trying to reach Orbigo, where I intended to stay for the night. Fell and hurt my knee till I was trying the bike, but besides that had a safe journey at least … Continue reading Camino de Santiago: Day 1
''I have this theory that if one person can go out of their way to show compassion, then it will start a chain reaction of the same. People will never know how far a little kindness can go.''
I was thinking about acceptance and being in peace with yourself and with the others and then I reminded myself of a situation which took place during my stay in Bali after the Global Youth Forum. I was couchsurfing with some people and we always stayed late in the night and then hoped to get … Continue reading Mindfulness is the fruit of a loving spirit
Leaving Naples with a strong feeling of content and appreciation... During the 3 months I spent here I met with incredible individuals, tried so many different things, challenged myself and rested and had fun, and created... Naples was the best lover I could have here in Italy... It surprised me every day (with each new … Continue reading Arrivederci, Italia!
Hi everyone. I have a question. Do you feel you get closer to God by being celibate or by practicing sexuality? (a question I found in a Tantric Therapy group which got me curious to hear your answers as well!) 1) In a way, I'd say it's irrelevant. You can get also closer to God … Continue reading Way to God?
If every time we feel lonely and want to cry, we tell a few nice things to some people who deserve it and give a push of spontaneous love and support to the people who might need it or simply will be happy to hear it, then may be this love that we create will … Continue reading Alternative to loneliness