The highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus COVID-19 is fuelling outbreaks across the globe. Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at a White House briefing on Friday, 16th July 2021 says: “This is becoming a pandemic of the unvaccinated.”
I have an unhealthy obsession. Misinformation and disinformation have brought out strong pro-vaccine sentiments in me. Some of my favourite people are vaccine hesitant, because of misinformation. Some have even morphed into full-on anti-vaxxers, due to disinformation. Do I still love them? Of course I do. Which is why I am trying to change their minds. But why did Dr. Anthony Fauci, Boris Johnson and the Minister of Health for Trinidad and Tobago get involved when a rapper started spitting about Covid this week? And did I tell you about that time I become a peddlar of Snake Oil, and how much money you can make from the exploitation of the gullible/PureBloods?
Getting vaccinated for COVID-19 is an “act of love”, says Pope Francis. The leader of the Catholic Church joins His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, and all other major religious leaders, in encouraging their followers to get vaccinated.
“Getting the vaccines is an act of love”
Getting the vaccines is an act of love. And helping the majority of people to do so, is an act of love. Love for oneself, love for our families and friends, and love for all peoples. Love is also social and political. There is social love and political love, it is universal, always overflowing with small individual gestures capable of transforming and improving societies. Getting vaccinated is a simple yet profound way to care for one another, especially the most vulnerable. I pray to God that each one of us can make his or own small gesture of love. No matter how small, love is always grand. Small gestures for a better future. God Bless you.
So, who’s vaccinated? Which famous people, celebrities, religious leaders, heads of state and other well known people have been vaccinated for the COVID-19 coronavirus? And conversely, who has not been vaccinated? And why do doctors say, it is The ‘Pandemic of the Unvaccinated’?
Pope Francis says that wearing a mask and getting vaccinated are an “act of love”.
What are we looking for in our spiritual teachers, gurus, yogis and wellness professionals in a post-COVID-19 world? How has the spiritual landscape changed? What do our leading spiritual teachers say? What should we be careful of on our route to self-realisation in a pandemic? Should we be concerned that the far-left and far-right are meeting in the fertile grounds of Covid denial, conspiracy theories and anti-science? What does this mean for the future of new age and spiritual practices? And is vaccination an act of love?
“You are here to enable the divine purpose of the universe to unfold. That is how important you are”
“Be Here Now”, is a song about meditation. Life on the mat. A song about a girl who likes to ‘get it on in the morning’. But sadly (for her partner), she seems more interested meditating than spending time with her dude. A gentle reminder about meditation, being present, in the moment, and not to worry…
I watched the second episode of An Idiot Abroad Season 3 last night. The stars of the show, Karl Pilkington and Warwick Davies reach India and discover a joyous practice called Laughter Yoga.
Laughter Yoga (Hasyayoga) is a form of yoga employing self-triggered laughter. The concept of Laughter Yoga is based on the scientific observation that the body cannot differentiate between fake and real laughter, and that both provide the same physiological and psychological benefits. Laughter Yoga combines unconditional laughter with pranayama (yogic breathing). Laughter is simulated as a body exercise in a group; with eye contact and childlike playfulness, initially forced laughter soon turns into real and contagious laughter. The “laughter” is physical in nature, and does not necessarily involve humor or comedy.
The aim of Go Rich (or GoRich, I haven’t quite decided yet) is to provide a place for me to share thoughts, ideas, code and who knows what else. I have quite a few interests including writing, technology, music, t’ai chi ch’uan, qigong, cycling, running and even F1. My existing outlets became too much for me to keep organised so have since fallen into disrepair and ruin. One of these is God’s Little Acre, which will soon be no more. I am a little sad to see it go, as it was the name of a band I was in many years ago, but the good news is that I built it with Blogger.
The last time I was at the Royal Albert Hall was to watch the Black Crowes. I had a fantastic seat right on the edge of the stage. This time I would be sat on the very top row of this wonderful venue. The headliner was none other than His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The Tibet Society invited the Buddah of Compassion to be guest of honour of this special event designed to help keep Tibet Alive.
Along with this remarkable man was some charming Tibetan music from the Tibetan Community of Great Britain Dance Group. The musical highlight for me was when 3 lute players danced and sung a number. I could hear elements of blues and other more ‘popular’ music genres in the music. The 3 musicians somehow reminded me of ZZ Top! It wasn’t because of any facial hair either!