This blog is a result of my two tenth grade honors English classes studying in our American Literature course the Transcendentalist writers of New England during the 1850's, when it was the beginning stages - the first thirty years - of the Industrial Revolution.

My students and I are over here in Taiwan at The International Bilingual School at Hsinchu, grades 1-12.

To read the overview that explains the seeds that sprouted into this blog, please see May 4th's blog post, The process of a modern day transcendentalist: http://transparenteyeballers.blogspot.com/2009/05/process-of-modern-day-transcendentalist.html

Sunday, 10 May 2009

"I am not the body; I am the soul"

Do you believe in miracles? No? Then you probably have never heard of Ashrita Furman or Sri Chinmoy. Ashrita Furman and his teacher, Sri Chinmoy, are breakers of many records in the Guinness Book of Records. Ashrita Furman currently holds the record of having "The most current Guinness world records held at the same time by an individual." Both, Ashrita and Sri Chinmoy, credit their achievements to meditation, which allows them to transcend their minds and connect with their soul- a source of inexhaustible power. Transcending the physical world can also mean to be content without so many physical belongings. When we realize that the material, physical world does not matter, we will not over-consume and will ultimately stop global warming. As Ashrita Furman said, we have an inexhaustible energy in our soul that gives us unlimited possibilities and the ability to achieve anything that may seem impossible, like stopping global warming, as long as we have the willpower to act.
"Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force, that thoughts rule the world" - Emerson

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