“Weapons may have decorations on them to enhance the spirit of the warrior but they should primarily be built for durability.”
Miyamoto Musashi translated by Stephen F. Kaufman

The Martial Artist’s Book of Five Rings

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-03-20

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  • @ecominimalnick did you ever vote for Blair? #
  • Pranayama (breathing) can help the mind gradually wind down in preparation for meditation: http://bit.ly/gYbEkA #
  • @raymondpirouz a key to sustainable altenative energy is first and foremost less consumption! #
  • every time I witness a fault I am in the presence of an inner witness http://bit.ly/fUwcBb #
  • @raymondpirouz the challenge of producing alternative energy changes drastically when the consumption is first reduced #
  • just sent out 1st invitations to sponsors for our house (http://bhudeva.org) and Feminitate (http://www.feminitate.org) – woooohooooo 🙂 #
  • aligning breath and movement in Yoga: opening movement on inhale, closing movement on exhale: http://bit.ly/h8kqUW #
  • the best part of the coffee is that little bit of leftover I rediscover hours later #
  • @raymondpirouz industry and consumerism are in a spiraling loop down #
  • @raymondpirouz industrialism gave birth to consumerism (geting rid of surplus) … change will have to come from consumers this time #
  • @raymondpirouz otherwise buckle up and prepare to pay the price, no "alternative industry" is coming to the rescue http://bit.ly/16ffm #
  • After some trial & error finally settled on using the new WordPress 3.1 post-formats to integrate a link library http://bit.ly/gPJiB4 #
  • one Romanian women in a Japanese Tsunami: http://bit.ly/hqBteo #
  • @lucglasbeek tell me about it 🙂 #
  • some more resources on work-benches, but more importantly I finally know how to build a saw-horse! http://bit.ly/f3tFc9 #
  • @lucglasbeek thank you for looking at http://bhudeva.org … the best is yet to come 🙂 #
  • difficult and steady #
  • we found a small mountain of hemp in #Romania – but is it suitable for construction? http://bit.ly/fDpdTL #
  • oiling my Shakuhachi #
  • watched "Waiting for Superman" http://bit.ly/bSMYkc … and my thoughts … every tool has a purpose … #
  • what if education isn't the problem? what if the purpose of education is the problem? #
  • what if education is "broken" because the purpose of education is "broken"? #
  • what if the "collapse of education" is actuall an expression of a deeper and better purpose shaking off a lesser purpose? #
  • I am thankful for being able 2 appreciate the richness of my own life & my self confidence that I will be able 2 pass on to my kids directly #
  • I am thankful that my kids will have an option of making a life without going anywhere near a "system of education" #
  • @raymondpirouz "a reorientation of the profit motive" – what does that mean? let's face it … #
  • @raymondpirouz alternative energy is not a business opportunity – add to that there is no alternative to "alternative energy" #
  • @raymondpirouz and you have to wonder about the future of "business" as we know it! #
  • @raymondpirouz what if there is no room for "for-profit business" in the future? how cool is that? 🙂 #
  • @raymondpirouz amen … that raises the question – what is a decent business? 🙂 #
  • @raymondpirouz when you die from nuclear radiation from an exploded power plant does that count as "stop being human"? #
  • @raymondpirouz maybe the purpose of global economic collapse is to make the "for-profit-humans" an extinct species? #
  • @raymondpirouz I would wish for a future construct with the drive & focus of business and the purposefulness of non-profit #
  • @raymondpirouz there are other options … I hope that by this time next year I'll be able to invite you to see one! #
  • @raymondpirouz did you know that ~50% of the Romanian population are peasants? they don't know much about economic collapses and such #
  • @raymondpirouz and they will have food on their table long after all of the banks in the world have collapsed #
  • @raymondpirouz dude working the land is Star Trek 🙂 #
  • @raymondpirouz you've been duped for looking in the wrong places by education systems that are FINALLY collapsing #
  • @raymondpirouz question is what are the "anemities of the city" and will they be there for you in the future #
  • @raymondpirouz what if there isn't an option? food doesn't grow in silicon valley! #
  • @raymondpirouz from what I see … that ""city" thing doesn't seem to be working out so great! #
  • @raymondpirouz I honestly don't know … but I am going to find out … I've tried other modern options and they were miserable 4me #
  • @raymondpirouz against what is it exactly that you are "making your stand?" #
  • @raymondpirouz amen 🙂 #
  • @raymondpirouz http://iamronen.com/2008/08/vc-philanthropy-related-links/ #
  • Dear Romanians, I'll be teaching Yoga as part of an upcoming (next week) permaculture workshop in a beautiful location: http://bit.ly/fEuV9R #
  • @lucglasbeek we are members of EcoRuralis – met some great people with exceptional knowledge on traditional farming … preparing 🙂 #
  • if you have rules you should either (a) forget about them or (b) be ready to break them #
  • having a sack of hemp at home really helps us make our case for hemp-construction 🙂 touch is king ! #
  • bankers have finished demolishing USA home-ownership with refinancing, and now they are selling it to Romanians … so sad #
  • Shakuhachi has again found its way into my morning practice routine – Pranayama & Pratyahara & Shakuhachi is a sweet sequence #
  • reading about shit (literally) brought me back to "Waiting for Superman" & the USA education system (no pun intended): http://bit.ly/g7pVwN #
  • we finally found some healthy & quality mattresses in Romania http://materflex.ro/en/ #
  • If you haven't already, you may want to check out one of the origins of composting toilets – The Humanure Handbook: http://bit.ly/hp1scn #
  • odd combination of quality breath and distracted mind in this mornings Pranayama practice, mind continued 2 dance during Dharana #
  • and Libya topples Japan for top media spot … it was kinda getting boring and repetitive in Japan! #
  • anyways … Rocket Stoves … simple to build and highly efficient wood-burning stoves: http://bit.ly/fDj8bV #

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