Victim- a person who suffers from a destructive or injurious action or agency; a person who is deceived or cheated, as by his or her own emotions or ignorance.
People who operate from a context of being victimized feel powerless and helpless in the face of some act, circumstance, condition and/ or person. They are done to and have to react and defend their life against others.more»
People who operate in the context of responsibility declare that they are accountable for their interpretations and behavior.
Caring mainly about the ultimate success of their projects and relationships, they are oriented to action and correction rather than explanation and self-protection.more»
One of the most important things to be understood about man (i.e., human beings) is that man is asleep. Even while he thinks he is awake, he is not. His wakefulness is very fragile; his wakefulness is so tiny it doesn't matter at all. His wakefulness is only a beautiful name but utterly empty.more»
Consider that the human body consists of approximately one hundred trillion cells, about one thousand cells for every bright star in the Milky Way. It takes only fifty replications, starting with the one-celled fertilized ovum, to produce those one hundred thousand billion cells. The first replication gives you two cells. The second replication gives you four. The third replication gives you sixteen cells, and so on. By the fiftieth replication, you have one hundred thousand billion cells in your body, and that's where the replication stops.more»
The most profound spiritual traditions of ancient times perceived the manifest world, at all scales of existence as being generated and pervaded by a cosmic trinity of active, passive and neutral principles of the divine essence of the masculine, feminine and child. The Vedic sages of ancient India saw the male/active life-force energy they called the pingala and the female/passive energy they called the idaweaving around and through our chakras and the child/neutral energy they called the shushumna as channeling up through them.more»
Ashes and Snow by Gregory Colbert at the Zócalo Nomadic Museum closed in Mexico City on April 27, 2008.
The Mexico City opening marked the fifth installation of Ashes and Snow, Gregory Colbert's sixteen-year personal and artistic odyssey. Ashes and Snow is an ongoing project that weaves together photographic works, film, art installations and a novel in letters.more»