“The fate of all of us here has been to know that we are prisoners of power. No one knows why us in particular, but what a great fortune!”
Carlos Castaneda

Tales of Power

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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