Category Archives: Minimalist Philosophy

Quote of the Day

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” ~ Mother Teresa

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Just what don’t they understand?

Life long advocate for change for our people, Brian Butler questions “Just what don’t they understand? The only thing that is going to solve the problems of this country is LATERAL LOVE, yet we still hear people say “what are … Continue reading

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In the Media – beyond his capacity to tell Australia’s politicians how to achieve both compassion and wisdom

Dalai Lama reveals earthy sense of humour during Adelaide visit by: Tory Shepherd and Deb Bogle From: adelaidenow June 20, 201310:27PM The Dalai Lama greets followers at the Adelaide Airport. Picture: Tait Schmaal Source: News Limited The Dalai Lama speaks … Continue reading

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? Question of the Day ?

How do you all think we can stamp out Lateral Violence and replace it with Lateral Love in our Families and Communities? Comments appreciated! Spirit of Uluru

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? Question of the Day ?

How many of us have experienced people we know or love behaving badly towards us recently? Frequent manifestations of lateral violence include: • nonverbal innuendo (raising eyebrows, face-making), • bullying, • verbal affront (overt/covert, snide remarks, lack of openness, abrupt … Continue reading

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