Three Cups of Tea

Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace One School at a Time

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The astonishing, uplifting story of a real-life Indiana Jones and his humanitarian campaign to use education to combat terrorism in the Taliban’s backyard

Anyone who despairs of the individual’s power to change lives has to read the story of Greg Mortenson, a homeless mountaineer who, following a 1993 climb of Pakistan’s treacherous K2, was inspired by a chance encounter with impoverished mountain villagers and promised to build them a school. Over the next decade he built fifty-five schools—especially for girls—that offer a balanced education in one of the most isolated and dangerous regions on earth.

As it chronicles Mortenson’s quest, which has brought him into conflict with both enraged Islamists and uncomprehending Americans, Three Cups of Tea combines adventure with a celebration of the humanitarian spirit.

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Self-Potentiality Amidst a Sea of Struggle

Written By: Matthew Schroeder

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In every human being an inner core of resilience, determination and faithful optimism vibrates and styles the shape of our experiences and realities.

According thus to person-centered approaches in psychology theory, the human experience is not merely moulded by predetermined cognitive, biological or environmental influences, but is configured through the potentiality of the self to engage with and transcend the cripplings of circumstance in it’s pursuit of personal autonomy and actualization of creative power.

There is no final word on where this inner strength derives or why it is so, it is however apparent in the ability of people to push through and rise above hardship…demonstrated over and over.

Struggle is par for the course as far as life as a human on earth goes. 7.6 billion people experience everyday all range of difficulties and debilitations. Being born mentally ill or physically deformed and relegated as ‘disabled’. Scavenging for food and emptying latrines as untouchables in city slums. Losing loved ones in greedy, senseless wars. Bullied and banished from your homeland as a refugee. Going bankrupt and getting divorced on the same day. Losing touch with your siblings and feeling gaping holes in your history. Flopping a project and feeling like a failure. These, all different examples of the human struggle and the challenges we face.

None more or less significant or meaningful, simply alternate shades of experience, interpreted and reacted upon distinctly through the eye of the beholder.

Yet we cannot know nor experience what another’s life is like; our realities are our personal experiences as we exist from our individual perceptive lenses. The journey of self development and actualization is seen and tracked through in as many forms as clouds in the sky. Any theory on ‘how, what and why people are psycho-socially’ is hence at best an approximation of the multiverse of human existence.

I’d like to believe that we are all Davids in the struggle against Goliath…and in many ways I do. It comes down to our daily practice, where what we can do is radiate positivity and kindness, having an attitude of gratitude for the extremely rare opportunity to be alive at this moment in time and space.

Peace, Love and Happiness…

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Vow of the Pragmatic Clinician

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Vow of the Pragmatic Clinician:

  •  I shall find neither comfort nor final repose in any belief concerning specified ways for all of us to live.
  • I am interested in journeys not destinations.
  • I shall especially not separate myself from you by any suggestions that I know dance steps or possess the code book for all of us.
  • There is no overarching reason or way to be, only a realization that certain being or reasoning practices may be more convenient than others.
  • While we search for greater ‘’vehicles of convenience’’ (that is, theories/practices), we also accept that perhaps the best we can hope for is non-coerced consensus arising from lively and useful conversation.

(Amundson 1996, p.484)

Connection to Creative

THE CONNECTION TO CREATIVE EXPERIENCE

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You know… Live a little more amazingly!

Welcome to CONNECTION TO CREATIVE.

There is a pretty big universe out there and you’ve been brought here for a reason…

Maybe you are looking for inspiration?
Maybe you are wanting to love the life you live?
Possibly experience more fun, fulfillment and creativity?

Or… maybe you are ready for more friends and connections that will support you in your life?  Whatever the reason, even if you don’t know what it is, Connection To Creative can give you helpful advice, uplifting knowledge and inspiring wisdom.  We are excited you are here, for Connection To Creative helps people connect with their power to create and live a creative life!

However you are living at this moment, you can change it if you want it to.  You are the deciding factor in how your tomorrow shows up.  You have the choice to go to your crappy job, or take the day off to re-evaluate what is important to you and what you would like to improve.  Feel into the moments you are currently experiencing.  Do they feel inspired, creative or even a bit happy?  Do you feel any passion for what you are spending your time on?  You will know passion, for it is a burning fire and excitement within you.  It wakes you up before your alarm goes off and it keeps you up at night.  Passion opens you to live with a sense of curiosity, where every moment is an opportunity for learning, where existing ideas, models and beliefs are temporary and flexible.

Our mission is to connect you with your passion, your intuition, your truth and your genius.  We love to see people connect with their inner passions, discover the master that lives within and express themselves with ease and certainty.  Through mentoring, fun online courses, interviews, quick videos, programs or inspirational “stuff”; from this moment on, make sure you get out your brush and a lot of vivid paints, for a big white blank canvas awaits you.  This is your life!

– See more at: http://connectiontocreative.com/

THE CONNECTION TO CREATIVE EXPERIENCE

You know… Live a little more amazingly!

Welcome to CONNECTION TO CREATIVE.

There is a pretty big universe out there and you’ve been brought here for a reason…

Maybe you are looking for inspiration?
Maybe you are wanting to love the life you live?
Possibly experience more fun, fulfillment and creativity?

Or… maybe you are ready for more friends and connections that will support you in your life?  Whatever the reason, even if you don’t know what it is, Connection To Creative can give you helpful advice, uplifting knowledge and inspiring wisdom.  We are excited you are here, for Connection To Creative helps people connect with their power to create and live a creative life!

However you are living at this moment, you can change it if you want it to.  You are the deciding factor in how your tomorrow shows up.  You have the choice to go to your crappy job, or take the day off to re-evaluate what is important to you and what you would like to improve.  Feel into the moments you are currently experiencing.  Do they feel inspired, creative or even a bit happy?  Do you feel any passion for what you are spending your time on?  You will know passion, for it is a burning fire and excitement within you.  It wakes you up before your alarm goes off and it keeps you up at night.  Passion opens you to live with a sense of curiosity, where every moment is an opportunity for learning, where existing ideas, models and beliefs are temporary and flexible.

Our mission is to connect you with your passion, your intuition, your truth and your genius.  We love to see people connect with their inner passions, discover the master that lives within and express themselves with ease and certainty.  Through mentoring, fun online courses, interviews, quick videos, programs or inspirational “stuff”; from this moment on, make sure you get out your brush and a lot of vivid paints, for a big white blank canvas awaits you.  This is your life!

– See more at: http://connectiontocreative.com/about/#sthash.2ToNe8l6.dpuf

FREE RICE

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About Freerice.com

Freerice is a non-profit website that is owned by and supports the United Nations World Food Programme.

Freerice has two goals:

  • Provide education to everyone for free.
  • Help end world hunger by providing rice to hungry people for free.

This is made possible by the generosity of the sponsors who advertise on this site.

Whether you are CEO of a large corporation or a street child in a poor country, improving your education can improve your life. It is a great investment in yourself.

Perhaps even greater is the investment your donated rice makes in hungry human beings, enabling them to function and be productive. Somewhere in the world, a person is eating rice that you helped provide.

Feel free to contact us for any questions regarding the site or sponsorship opportunities. You can also find Freerice on Twitter and Facebook.