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February 2011 Volume 2 Issue 2

Magazine


Editor

Maryam Morrison Rumi is a celebrated poet and Sufi mystic that has gained an acceptance worldwide, with his liberal beliefs on religions and his beautiful poetry. He is known as Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi, or more commonly as simply, Rumi. He was born in the city of Balkh. Rumi came from a colorful family mystics, and theologians of the Persian empire. Bahauddin Walad was Rumi’s father and author of Ma’arif or Love Notes of Self to Soul, a book that Rumi admired. Read more about Rumi in our next issue.

“I died a mineral, and became a plant. I died a plant and rose an animal. I died an animal and I was man. Why should I fear? When was I less by dying?” Jalal ad-Din Rumi Eden Magazine is an independent monthly online magazine. Our aim is to create a better environment where we live among other living being in peace and harmony. We support artists that their work match our criteria. If you would like to submit your artwork, article or/and your photography. For our future issues please contact Maryam Morrison at; edenmagazine@hotmail.com or www.theedenmagazine.com 2 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM • February 2011


Contents Linda Dimichele

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Pouyan Khosravi

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Tao Story (by Jen- Irishu)

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(PAWS-Mumbai)

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world of dreams

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A mindful guide to online living

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Changing the World One Teddy at a time The misson from the heart We will surely get to our destination if we join hands.� Aung San Suu Kyi

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have known Linda for quiet some time, our friendship started in face book. How amazing that we found each other, maybe because we share the same passion in our life, to make a difference for all living beings regardless the species, race or color. But I have to say Linda is an amazing person, her dedication and love is infinite. She’s travelled many places and helped so many people around the world. This article is about one of her recent dedication. A journey to Burma border, where she touched so many hearts by simply letting the children in Burma know that they have been loved. A small gift like a Teddy bear showed this to them. Now in Linda’s words; During the last three years I have been humbled to have met many incredible children from around the world who have been displaced through poverty, war or genocide. Sadly many of these children have never have the chance to have a toy of their own, or the opportunity to even share one. It is therefore a privilege to be able to do what ever we can no matter how big or small to send a little love into their world.

Teddies for Tragedies I first came across teddies for tragedies in 2007 on an aid trip to Kosovo and loved the idea of teddies being made with love especially to be sent out to children so in need of them. Through facebook I have now made a wonderful link with Robert Urhausen and Bernice Johnson who supports displaced Burmese children in both Thailand and Burma. Over time many more links have been made to people doing what they can to bring a little light into the world for displaced children. 4 THEDENMAGAZINE.COM February 2011


There are 3,000 children living in refugee camps in Burma who would love a teddy of their own. Unfortunately, for many people their villages have been destroyed and they have escaped and been resettled in several IDP camps. I am in the process of sending out as many teddies as I can. We would be very grateful if anyone would like to knit more teddies which they too can send to the displaced Burmese children with love. In 1986, a washable knitted teddy was added to a consignment of medicines going to a refugee camp in the Sudan. The doctor replied these teddies do more good than medicines. They cheer the children up, give them hope and soon they are on the road to recovery. The teddy knitting began and a bag was added, increasing the play value. Teddies for Tragedies began in Guildford in 1991, now there are several branches around the country. The teddies are sent to refugee camps, orphanages and hospitals in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and South America, in fact anywhere where there is a need. Very often one of these teddies can be the first thing that a child owns. It encourages use of imagination, manipulative skills, learning of colours etc, while the bag can store his or her treasures, gives a home for teddy and is even sometimes used to carry school books! “I agree with the good doctor in Sudan. I have seen many times where a traumatized child will not respond to our best and most sophisticated methods of treatment, but find solace in a rag doll!” said Robert Urhausen. The teddies and dolls become very precious to the children and I have seen several girls protecting their dolls/teddies by covering them with banana leaves at night. 5 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM • February 2011


Bernice Johnson is also supporting Shan refugee children, and through her support children have also been given teddies with Love .Alexandra Roche is also proving Teddies for migrant children on the rubbish dumps in Mae Sot. The smiles from the children who receive a teddy is a priceless gift to cherish. It is very important that the teddies are knitted to the standard pattern, as variations can cause whole consignments to be confiscated by Customs officials. The teddy should be a toy that will be safe in a child’s hands, sufficiently uniform not to excite rivalry and to reassure Customs officers that the consignment contains nothing to concern them.

with your help we can change the world one teddy at a time. There is a knitting pattern on the website which can be down loaded. http://www.teddiesfortragedies.org.uk/,

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Let your love flow outward through the universe, To its height, its depth, its broad extent, A limitless love, without hatred or enmity. Then as you stand or walk,Sit or lie down, As long as you are awake, Strive for this with a one-pointed mind; Your life will bring heaven to earth. Sutta Nipata

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Artist Corner

Pouyan Khosravi

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y name is Pouyan Khosravi. I am 24 years old and live in London, England. In this time of great awakening I have dedicated my art to help raise awareness in people and motivate them to go beyond their normal day to day boundaries and expand their consciousness in a way that it’s not limited to the physical reality. In my opinion art is a powerful language for expressing the spiritual and mystical dimension of ourselves and I try to use it as a tool to motivate other people to experience this higher states of consciousness for themselves and participate in the great change which is under its way. I invite those of you who feel a sense of connection with my art to utilize my pieces as to help transport yourself to your own elevated states of consciousness. Please strive to experience them in your own unique way without prejudgments. To see my other artworks please contact me in; Pouyan.khosravi@gmail.com ~ http://www.facebook.com/pooook

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By; Jen- Irishu

One week ago I had a healthy little boy. His name was Tao. Today he is an angel in the Animal Kingdom. Let me go back eight and half years. My husband, Chris and I were meeting some friends for lunch. Near by was a pet shop. Oh, no… pet shops are dangerous for me! I can’t resist a fluffy kitten or a plump playful puppy! Chris noticed three gorgeous puppies playing in the shop window…it reminds me of the childhood song I used to sing…Who’s that doggy in the window? When lunch was finished, and our friends departed we decided to go and goo goo the puppies. I asked the shop keeper if I could hold one of them. I picked up the middle sized one, which looked just like a lion cub. I felt something fall onto my foot. I looked 12 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM • February 2011

down and picked up a yellow piece of paper with the words, ‘sorry, I’m sold’, written on it! I asked the shop keeper where had the paper had come from. Was it stuck on the puppy? No, she had never seen it before!!! I looked at Chris and said…’well, it looks like he is ours’. As we were paying for him, along with a variety of toys, a bed and some food, I wondered what we should call him. Before I knew it, a man came up to admire our new ‘baby’. He asked what his name would be, and I said I hadn’t thought of one yet. Without stopping to think, he said, ‘call him Tao’. I felt being a Lhasa Apso…a Tibetan Temple Dog that was the perfect name. So Tao he became. Before we bought Tao, we asked the shop


owner to tell us about his history. We were presented papers to tell us he was from a private breeder. We were also shown papers to say that ALL the pets in the shop were from private breeders, not animal puppy farms, as they call them. As you have read Tao was waiting for us…as were all my other pets. It just happened they were waiting in a pet store!

Tao was ‘my’ dog he never left my side, was ALWAYS there to greet me with a cheeky smile and just adored me. He was my best friend. When I wrote my first children’s book, The Angel in my Dreams, Tao played a major part in the story. He, along with my cats, Maya and Gypsy Rose sat by me as I wrote hour after hour. Now he is inside the story, not on the outside looking in.

Pet shops in Australia are pristine. The laws are very strict with how they are to be operated. The animals are kept in spotless ‘rooms’ with clean bedding, water and food provided at all times. They have been flee treated and had their first injection. Most are even micro chipped which is the law here also. There are no cages as such in stores to house the small animals they are provided, as I said above, in ventilated glass rooms in which to view each pet before buying. We are allowed to hold and cuddle the pets, which we did with Tao. It is so hard to resist taking a bundle of fur home once you have bonded with it!

Last Tuesday morning, he was his usual happy self. He was due to have his hair washed by the dog washer at 11.30am. We had visitors, so I didn’t take much notice of him till after his hair wash. He looked clean and fluffy, rolling around on the lawn to dry off properly.

I have noticed the animals are sold very quickly given a new home and loving family to look after them. To me that is what is important being surrounded by love. There are humans who abuse their pets no matter where they buy them, there is evidence of this happening everyday. I cringe as I type the words, as I couldn’t imagine such cruelty. Yet it is a fact of life, sadly. Until we humans can learn to have love and respect for all of God’s creatures, fellow human beings and plant life, things will never change. All we can do is to set an example, give all the love we can, and pray the ripple effect with reach out to all of humanity.

Once our visitors left, I let him come in. As I have had a broken ankle, and still get a lot of swelling, I went up to our bedroom to elevate it. Tao came with me as usual. I noticed he looked like he had some eyelashes in his eyes. I thought it was from the wash. At 6pm I still noticed his eyes looked sticky and got some cotton balls to wipe them…it was then the shock set in…OMG something had happened to his eyes. We quickly called the Vet and rushed him down. They thought he had shampoo in his eyes and flushed them out. We were to put drops in them and they would see him again the next morning. Morning came his eyes were worse. More drops and tablets from the Vet and home again till the next morning. I could see by the way he was walking something was seriously wrong I knew he was blind. He was then sent to an eye specialist…she had never seen anything like what had happened to Tao. More medicine and back again in five days to see if there was any improvement. 13 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM • February 2011


I couldn’t stop crying all day all night. I felt so helpless and sad for my dear little friend. Being a medium, I decided to connect with Tao’s soul. I asked him why was this happening? He told me it was time for him to go…as I had a lot of work to do. He said he would be in the way, for I would be wondering and worrying who would look after him. He didn’t want me to put my energy into worrying about him. I cried more! How many tears can two eyes hold? He told me not to stop crying, for that was the reason he was staying with me for a week. He wanted me to release all those tears I had held onto for so many years,..tears of hurt and heartache. What an angel he was. He sacrificed his life so that I may heal. I lay down on the floor by his side, face to face. I thanked him for all his love and support over the years. His eyes were closed, yet I knew he could hear me. His soul was listening to every word I said. On our last day together, I played beautiful angelic music, lit fragrant candles and fed him his favorite treats…maltesers and peanut butter on cruskits. I thought, what the heck with the calories, I wanted his last few hours with me to be special. I had warned the Vet we wouldn’t be bringing Tao back home with us before we got there. They had everything prepared for him…a soft bed…soft lighting and a nurse ready to administer his final medication. I will never forget his last look at me…blood red eyes boring straight into my soul eyes that said, I don’t want to leave you Mum! More crying! His passing was dignified and peaceful. The

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staff was sensitive to our feelings and tears. Chris and I sat beside our beloved family member and whispered our love for him. We thanked him for his love and for choosing us as his parents. We patted and assisted him on his journey home. Tao came in the dream that night and told me he could see again. He said he would never leave me…he was my protector for eternity. I miss him terribly there is such a gap in my life as I look for him everywhere. Yet I know he has emptied my glass so it may be filled with something new and wonderful something he couldn’t be a part of in this world. His love for me was so great he needed to set me free. God bless you Tao. You will live in our hearts for ever. We love you. I wanted to share this story with you so you can connect with your pets on many levels. They are a part of your soul group/soul family. Treat them with the love and respect they have for you…for they are an extension of you and who you are…pure love. In love, peace, harmony and joy

Jen-Irishu

Author of Messages of Love, my spiritual awakening, The Angel in my Dreams and The Adventures of Angela and Eli. To know more about Jen-irishu please visit her at: www.jen-irishu.com


All things appear and disappear because of the concurrence of causes and conditions. Nothing ever exists entirely alone; everything is in relation to everything else. Siddhattha Gautama Buddha 15 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM • February 2011


Plant & Animals Welfare Society in Mumbai. (PAWS-Mumbai)

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et us meet a young saver from the land of Mahatma Gandhi who said “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be Measured by the way its animals are treated”. Some people call him a journalist & some call him an activist, but we say he is a real saver. Sunish Subramanian Kunju a young boy from Mumbai city of India is on a task to save mother earth by this own way, dedicated his life for the cause of animal welfare & environment protection. Since childhood he was fascination for the wildlife began much before he learnt to say ABC. Eventually, when he came across some unusual incident, due to which his mind totally changed him into an animal saver & environment friend, due to which he founded a NGO “Plant & Animals Welfare Society – Mumbai (PAWS-Mumbai)”.

While talking he said amidst my childhood days, I learnt that, the freedom of the wildlife got translated into my happiness, something that my folks didn’t buy (only initially, thought!). During my childhood, I encountered a death of a parrot that was attacked by a pack of crows, 16 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM • February 2011


only due to the lack of a veterinary clinic in our locality! That’s how & when PAWS-Mumbai was born with one sole aim & intention of total freedom for the animals and I strive to achieve that, by involving youth & student in to my movement. Strange & shocking it my sound, but the fact remains that I’ve never learnt or trained to rescue or treat animals. My only inspiration & my role model was (is & will be) that late animal rescuer Steve Irwin. As few years back it was common site to see a snake charmer performing show on roadside, begging with snake, Seller selling parrots on roadside or in shops & parrot astrologer in our locality. As all such act was violating the laws like Wildlife Protection Act, 1972, so they started strong movements against such illegal activity and successes in shut-down such illegal work & have been saved thousands of birds & snakes, which was released back into the natural habitat with the help from Forest Department. By seeing Sunish’s dedication and passion for animals he is been appointed as Honorary Animal Welfare Officer by Animal Welfare Board of India in the age of 19, later also by Committee to Monitor Animal Welfare Laws in Maharashtra. Initially Sunish had started doing work alone, feeding stray animals and making friendship with them, later giving first aid to injured ones on the roadside at night time so that no one get problem due to his activity. Some people started

calling him “Kutta Wala : Dog Man” just for fun because he use to seen playing on roadside, feeding & treating them. He not minded those people & he continue his noble work, and then some started supporting him. As the generation changes the activity was as also changed, now city is in the way of development where people started encroaching the green cover area to make the homes, once that was the home for wild animals, reptiles & birds too. As now they started losing the natural habitat they started coming into the residential area. In starting people use to afraid and use to kill it, volunteers started creating awareness about its importance & rescue such animals in distress and rehabilitating back into reserved forest area with the help of forest department where they are safe. He is been appointed as “Sarpa Mitra : Snake Friend” by the Department of Forests in year 2009. For his noble work he received “Jwala Award 2007” for “helping city animals in distress, felicitated for the “Bird Conservation Work” on the event of “4th HSBC Mumbai Bird Race 2008” & “NBC - Hex World News Makers Achievers Awards 2010” as “Best Animal Activist”. PAWS-Mumbai, till yesterday was a dream waiting to be fulfilled, completed & accomplished, but today, the scene has changed totally. 17 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM • February 2011


PAWS-Mumbai, till yesterday was a dream waiting to be fulfilled, completed & accomplished, but today, the scene has changed totally. Due to the constant support from our well wishers and the media, PAWS-Mumbai has today become a force to reckon with!

If you would like to know more about him or you want to support his noble cause, you can e-mail him at sunish9833480388@gmail.com or contact him at +91 9892179542 In next issue you can read about his organization Plant & Animals Welfare Society – Mumbai.

Owl rescued by Sunish

To contact Sunish Subramanian Sunish Subramanian Plant & Animals Welfare Society - Mumbai 2, Shiv Shakti, Patkar Compound, Gamdevi Road, Bhandup (West), Mumbai - 400 078. India. Tel.: 91 - 22 - 2596 8313 / 8314 Helpline : 0 - 9833480388 E-Mail : pawsmumbai@indiatimes.com Visit us at : www.pawsmumbai.org

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reams – they intrigue us. They mystify us. They enchant us. Sometimes they scare us. What do we do with this whole other dimension of our lives? Do we just ignore our dreaming life – or can we use dreams in some way in our lives? We all dream. Though some of us may think we don’t, sleep research has shown that, in actuality, we all really do dream. The problem is that some of us may not remember our dreams. We remember dreams when we shift to a lighter level of consciousness (measured by brain waves) when we’re dreaming. In other words, if we hear a noise, for example, or if we shift our bodily position, we come out of the deeper level of dream-stage sleep to a lighter level of consciousness, or even wake up completely. It is only when this happens that we remember what we had been dreaming about.

Dreams are fascinating – at least they have always been to me. Indeed, I have been working with my own and interpreting others’ dreams for many, many years, and I am a firm believer that dreams give us rich material to work with in our lives, if we are so inclined – and that we can, in fact, demystify and understand our dreams. As a step towards this, let’s look at the actual phenomenon of dreams. One interesting thing I have learned from my work with dreams is that what we lump into the broad category of “dreams” may in truth be different types of phenomena. So the first step in understanding and working with our dreams is to know what “type” of dream we have had.

Your magical world of Dreams By: Diane Brandon

What our Dreams tell us

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Now this may be a surprising revelation. Dreams are dreams, right? Well, think about this for a moment: have you ever had a dream that felt different from other dreams? For instance, have you ever had a dream that felt so real that you felt that you really were somewhere else? Well, you may have been. As strange as this may sound, there are many theories (including some in quantum or modern physics – which I certainly don’t profess to fully understand) that alternate realities and other dimensions exist – and our nighttime experiences may actually be visits to these other realms. As eerie or “outlandish” (no pun intended!) as this may sound, if you believe that our consciousness is not ultimately limited or bounded by our bodies, this idea can make perfect sense – because when we’re sleeping our bodies are quiet and our minds and consciousness are less bombarded by noisy feedback from our bodily functions, thus being freer to “leave the body” and roam.

ber this: maybe you have been. Phew! Still with me? I told you dreams were fascinating. As exotic as this type of “dream” experience may be, other types of dreams may seem more mundane in comparison. Some dreams really do represent a sorting out of the day’s experiences or working on problems, as our brains sift through and correlate information and experiences. These dreams are usually mundane and quotidian. Included in this type of dream experience, however, are very creative dreams in which we actually solve problems we’re working on and receive answers we have been looking for. A classic, and oft-cited, example of this type of creative problem-solving dream is the model of the benzene molecule, whose structure was received by Kekule, a chemistry professor, in a dream after he had been puzzling over this question; the dream was of a snake biting its own tail and twirling in a circle.

So oftentimes when we’re sleeping our consciousness is off exploring and experiencing, and some of these experiences may be translated into the form of dreams – experience dreams whereas others may be forgotten or slip into oblivion, at least from our conscious or semi-conscious awareness. And, to complicate matters further, the illusory veil of time may be lifted, and we can be exploring other times as well – including past lives.

One interesting type of dream is that in which we are communicating with others on some level.

So, the next time you wake up and feel like you’ve been somewhere else, remem-

Some dreams are “psychic” dreams, in which we receive information we have

In these communication dreams, or communication experiences – the person being engaged in dialogue can be living or “dead.” Some communication can come in the form of guidance and can be coming from our spirit guides (or guardian angels, angelic presences, or whatever terminology you wish to use).

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no other concrete way of knowing. These include precognitive dreams that can give us information about the future, as well as clairvoyant (French for clear-seeing) dreams that can give us glimpses of things going on in the “real world” while we are dreaming. Some dreams are mainly expressing fears or desires we may have, especially those that may be lying below our conscious awareness. These dreams serve to make us consciously aware of these fears or desires so that we may work on them, and these dreams may also represent our actually working on these issues at an unconscious level. One of the richest types of dreams is that in which we are working on personal or spiritual growth issues. In these dreams we are receiving (or generating, whatever your point of view) information on these issues. These dreams can be the most content-laden and most rewarding for us to work with, as they point out things for us to look at or work on, or connections between and among factors in our lives that we may not have realized were there. These dreams may also be the most cloaked in symbols. Many dreams are one-time scenarios that we only have once, but we also have recurring dreams, dreams that repeat the same theme over and over again, sort of a nocturnal reverie leitmotif. These dreams are usually, though not always, more significant than single dreams and can represent general issues that we are working on (whether we realize consciously that we are 22 THEDENMAGAZINE.COM • February 2011

working on them or not). Over time, as we make progress on the underlying growth issues, we will tend to see these dreams shift and evolve. So there is a true variety of different types of dream experiences – a veritable cornucopia of dreams. And, to make the experience even richer, any one dream can be a combination of different types of dreams. For instance, we can have a dream in which we are talking to someone we know, which takes place in another country and time period. This dream may be both an experience, in which we are actually exploring a past life, as well as a communication dream, in which we are actually exploring a past life connection with someone we know in real time and are communicating with him or her on some level in that other time period. And this dream could also have a psychic element as well, if something were revealed about the future. This is one of the fascinating aspects of dreams. (Can you tell how excited I am about dreams?) Dreams are truly a very rich and complicated phenomenon, or set of phenomena. Now the next question is, do we want to do anything with our dreams? I am a firm believer that looking at our dreams and attempting to work with them in some way can be very rewarding for us. They can give us information about our lives, and they can certainly give us insight into ourselves as we move along on our paths and evolve For those of us who are into meaning and like to understand things in our lives,


dreams provide a rich vein of material to mine. I must say at this point that my orientation toward dreams starts with a spiritual assumption, and that is that we are here to learn and grow. (And wouldn’t life be boring if we weren’t?) So my work with dreams is very much colored by this assumption. And, as we learn and grow – and evolve – in our lives, dreams can be a powerful tool. Without this assumption and orientation, we may regard dreams as no more than an oddity, a nighttime venture into the irrational, and a curiosity devoid of any use or practicality. And, interestingly, in my work with dreams, I can’t ever remember working with a dream that had no true meaning. So, if you’d like to delve into the magical world of dreams and see what you can gain, I’ll take you on a guided tour of how you might approach your dreams. (Why not? You’ve come with me this far!) First of all, I would recommend only working with the dreams that feel significant to you, whether you understand them or not. We often remember a dream strongly upon awakening, sometimes to the extent that it will stay with us throughout the day, resonating as it is evoked at odd times by different things. These are the dreams I would work with. Some dream-workers recommend keeping a journal by the bed and programming yourself to wake up from every dream and record it. My approach is less active. I operate under the assumption that we’ll generally remember the significant dreams

and that, if we take too proactive an approach, we might be disturbing our sleep too much. Being rested is too important in our stressful world to deliberately disturb sleep! Once we have a dream that we feel is significant, the first step, as mentioned above, is to figure out what type (or types) of dream it was. After we know what type(s) of dream it was, we then want to try to understand it. This is where we get into the realm of dream interpretation, because dreams are so often veiled in symbolic form. And this is also where things can become sticky, because good dream interpreting is somewhat of an art and requires skill. It also requires intuition. So throw out all your dream dictionaries that tell you that a certain symbol has certain meanings! A dream is not a generalized story, aimed at the general populace with general meanings; it is a specific message for the dreamer alone and, as such, it is expressed in the dreamer’s own vocabulary. The dreamer alone has the keys to understanding it – or a good dream interpreter who uses intuition to decode the meanings specific for the dreamer. And that’s another fascinating aspect of dreams: any one dream can have several different meanings – and all of them equally valid meanings for the dreamer. In the next issue Diane will take us to more detail about our dream.

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DECLUTTER YOUR DREAMS THE NEW FREEDOM OF SIMPLE LIVING

A Mindful Guide to Online Living

This book comes to you as a 100 % digital download. Read it from the comfort of your home or from anywhere through the ebook reader of your choice: 27 chapters of challenging material. Beautifully illustrated by open-source imagery and travel photography.

A mindful guide to online living is a great e-book to assist you in finding a way to escape working continually and not loving what you do for a living. André takes you into great details in the 68 pages to the world of happy working while you enjoy living as well. While people in his life did not had believe in him, and called him unreasonable, he had chose to believe in himself and followed his dream. Imaging making money, and in the same time to have spear moments to enjoy life, by travelling and seeing the world for instance. Sure is interesting to hear from another fan who’s read a book and love it, Brandon Thomas’s view; 24 THEDENMAGAZINE.COM • February 2011


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any people today are looking for ways to simplify their lives in order to reduce stress and increase happiness, freedom and productivity. Here are a few ideas I got from André Klein’s new book; “A Mindful Guide to Online Living” 1. Happiness Owning thousands of things doesn’t really make us happy. Quite on the contrary, each object we own takes up not just physical but also mental space! If you want to become truly free to travel the world and relocate whenever you like and also have the internal capacity for creative thinking, declutter your life! This is one of surest ways to become happier. Try it out today: Look at your cupboards, shelves and living room and take note of all the things you maybe use only once a month or even less. Start by giving those things away, either to good friends, or sell them on ebay. It’s simple: The more you give, the happier you will become. 2. Freedom We’re working in offices and have only a few days of vacation during the year. Weekends don’t really seem to count as free-time since they are book-ended by Monday and Friday to such a degree that real relaxation or “getting away from work” is almost impossible. Your job may give you a huge income, but does it give you the time and flexibility to spend it creatively? If not, it might be time thinking about an escape plan from 9-5. “A Mindful Guide to Online Living” helped me see this a lot clearer.

3. Productivity One of the most central ideas in this book is that we can be most productive if we choose to “make a living by helping others” online. It cuts short of a lot of obstacles. It’s not about “making money” but about inspiring and supporting people and then giving them a chance to support you back. It actually makes a lot of sense. If you do something that is truly helpful, people will remember it and help you in return. Money is just one way of symbolizing value. We’re so worried about it that we’re often closed to other opportunities that may not seem to bring a “direct” income but actually produce long term sustainable value through connection, networking etc. “A Mindful Guide to Online Living” is really a great book. No doubt about it. Highly recommended! And it also comes as an audibook version, which is perfect for people like me who don’t have much time and are always “on the road”. For more information please visit;

http://a-mindful-guide-to-online-living.com/

André Klein is an author, music artist and internet enthusiast. He has grown up in different countries, including Thailand, Sweden and Germany and currently enjoys a location-independent lifestyle working as a language teacher online.

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Vafa Animal Shelter Make a difference and change their lifes The Vafa shelter is a non government charity organization relying solely on private donations and volunteers

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