Try Earthing

Last week I saw blog ridiculing earthing, or grounding as others have called it. Indeed there are a lot of skeptics who call this pseudoscience, but having looked at the inner workings of our market system, our ‘professionals’ lack of objective assessment they would have come to this conclusion.

The problem with a consumer driven market is it creates plenty of ‘false’ narratives ridiculing other free and natural methods of treatment. There is plenty of examples of how industry will seek to create ailments for the sake of growing the healthcare sector, without growth the economy will halt, resulting in worldwide repercussions. Looking at earthing I am still skeptical about it’s workings, however having seen the benefit first hand I feel it’s another free method to improve your health.

There are those who think and analyze our environment through a certain framework, and they can’t see or are unable to explain phenomena that are outside their boundary. In science there those who want to measure a fact within their limited view, and then there are those who are open to explore that is outside their view. For example, many indigenous shamans have plenty of natural cures to ailments however the ‘pharmaceutical’ industry will claim that they are all pseudoscience.

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Having read about earthing, there are certain aspects which are not helpful, such as having mats, pads connected to the ground. Rather, the best way to see the benefit, is taking a walk on a beach, the beach is one of the best places to feel the healing benefits. One can see the difference by experimenting, walking one day with shoes and another without shoes to see the changes. They should go to places like water, wet ground, grass, beach any place that is not covered with concrete or other conductive materials and see the difference. Often times I see people doing yoga out on the open ground on a mat, the mat is acting as an insulator to the body from the ground, thus people are not reaping it’s benefits.

Whether the physical sensation from the sandy beach, or water, or grass on the barefoot is aiding the health benefits is up for debate, but it needs to be looked into with open minds. In the meantime, one should walk out on the open ground to try earthing, and judge for themselves.

Londonistan

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One of things that I don’t regret and often have to explain to people why I didn’t stay in London, is from the picture above. As a person who share the same ethnicity from the politicians shown above, I am supposed to be proud but rather that is one of the reason I said goodbye to Londonistan.

The irony is the city that was once one of the most advanced place on earth, has now becomes a cesspool of left-wing, fascist, third world hell hole, that I wanted to get away from. Londistan is a more appropriate name for the city, it’s infrastructure once the envy of the world now looks like a prehistoric dinosaur, it’s diversity looks like an overcrowded zoo, it’s culture like a kitchen sink, it’s politics corrupt. Even though I tell others abroad about the situation they still find it hard to believe.

It’s not that I am a bigot who doesn’t like ethnic people, being a foreigner myself I want people from my background to represent the best values that the west has been built upon. However, the politicians that are representing the western values are not doing that, rather they will use it as a platform to push their own hidden agenda, they are savages in suits. They share the same tactics that their own national, cultural and family values produce, that has left their own country a monumental disaster.

They are savages in suits.

Much like capitalism, liberalism needed to be checked before allowing such mass scale migration into the west. Left-wingers, progressives have allowed such savage apes to enter their shores and in such large numbers. Champagne socialists ideas were to create a population that looks like a zoo, allowing savages from the worst ideological countries to come and spew their venom. The UK will reap what they sow, digging their own grave.

Black Beauty

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Her hair long silky and soft, her smile wide and glowing, her eyes seducing, her whole face a symmetrical miracle. Her silky black skin creates a sharp boldness to the beholder.

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Her body the artwork of a goddess, as if designed with pinpoint precision, her energy radiating from the still pictures. It often makes me wonder if there is a grand designer that created such a black beauty.

Yoga as religion

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One of things I notice frequently is how devout people are to practicing yoga, especially from the west. It’s not surprising as any culture that has removed their own tradition, religion, and values will crave for spirituality, norms, and most importantly a routine.

Yesterday was the international yoga day, and plenty of people have taken part in this ritual. It is being celebrated in almost every corner of the globe, except in some places. I was never into yoga as people in my country rarely take part, however for women they take these classes like a religion. The key difference is yoga can be done by anyone without any affiliation to any spiritual order, there are those who do it for keeping their body fit, whilst others do it to keep their mind focused and relaxed, then there is the practice of spirituality and meditation, as well as learning the values in everyday life.

Any group that is increasingly becoming secular, yet trashing their own culture and heritage, will be devoid of any social structure. They will crave for spirituality, a routine and meaning, as can be seen in anglo women. The norms, values, and spirituality from this ancient practice is being widely accepted into the lives of people who crave for it. However, the anglo women will use the platform of yoga to signal it for other uses.

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Practicing yoga has now become a fashion, it is now part of the broader culture in the west to wear yoga pants, show off their hot body, and signal virtue of their devotion. It has become in some aspects by women to showcase their beauty, which falls under the intersexual selection hypothesis.

As people are now given a routine, that will keep them physically fit, spiritually relaxed they will follow this ancient practice and bring it into their everyday lives. Whether this religion will bring beneficial results remains to be seen, however it is much better to have it in society, rather than devolve to other poisonous ideology, it’s popularity ever increasing shows it’s potential.

British legacy

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Cricket is widely popular among south asians, it can be equated to as the most important ‘popular’ sports culture in those countries. In fact even among the most rural communities, cricket is being played and followed like a religion.

While abroad in another south asian country, I happened to be in the time where a test match was being played between the host nation and from mine. As soon as I entered the arena, I was surprised to see the level of interest regular folks had over the game. Even though it was a test match, which is a lot longer and slower than other versions of the game, people were on the edge of their seats.

One can see why the game is so popular, given the mental strategy required to outperform the opponents. It’s where players need to wear helmets, and body protection to protect themselves from a very hard ball, coming at a person at lightning speed. A dangerous but yet civilized game. However, the main reason of it’s popularity is because of the British empire, it’s the empire legacy that people of the host nation adopted to playing what the ‘elites’ liked to play, and also what to drink, hence ‘tea’ is also a celebrated ‘cultural’ drink.

While sitting on the ground enjoying a lovely day, with green grass, blue sky, sun shining, with players battling on the field, I am reminded of how people are celebrating the legacy of one of history’s largest empire.

Fearlessness

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In the face of so many malevolent acts, in an environment lurking with such tyranny, immense greed, hostility, evil intentions I overlook them. I do not fear this, or am I neglecting it, I have coped with similar situations like this before throughout my life, a mechanism that my body has adjusted itself.

Going way back to our historical past, may provide us with some clue. Out in the wild, humans were exposed to the bare tooth and claw of nature, they had to deal with loads of issues, hostile climate, disease, food, and most importantly other predators lurking in the shadows. It has become an evolutionary trait to counter such hostilities, to be courageous, to cope by adjusting the body mechanisms. These mechanisms provided humans with survival instincts to go through harsh times.

Whenever I see stories of extreme human condition, whether someones climbing icy mountains, running a marathon under the scorching sun, dealing with grievous injuries, or being locked up by an abuser, I am reminded of the survival mode that humans can undergo. It is a reminder that humans can cope extreme conditions and also create hostile situations, it is the best and worst of ourselves, according to biology professor Robert Sapolsky.

It may seem odd, when I say to others that I am not afraid in the face of danger. A mechanism that has taken millions of years to produce, a coping behavior that was bought out due to my abusive past. Whether it will be a survival strategy or cause more harm to me in this modern era is anyone’s guess; will fearlessness be a strength or will it cause undue misuse remain a mystery.

Gorilla and Man

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Last night I was watching the world strongest man competition, I noticed most of the elite athletes are from Europe, and they are all of anglo race. They are extremely genetically unique, all are large and powerful, and wondered how will they measure up with one of our closest primate.

Almost all the athletes are well over six foot tall, and weighed over 350 lbs, they were twice the size as an average person. One of the largest is Hafþór Björnsson, an Icelandic athlete, standing close to seven feet, and weighing over 400 lbs ! Only our closest primate comes close to matching this impressive size, a silver-back gorilla.

Let’s imagine if we had neanderthals, and erectus still alive, we probably would have a similar strongest ‘hominid’ competition, no doubt the neanderthals would have won. However this also depends on the ‘type’ of activities to measure ‘strength’, because it will be difficult to measure for each body type, some activities will favor long arms whereas other activities the reverse. In a similar way, it’s unfair to match up an elite athlete with either a captive or wild gorilla, simply because the animal isn’t professionally trained to carry out those tasks.

A gorilla is naturally very muscular, even captive gorillas look like they are body builders, an average person will not be bulging muscles, without a specific work ethic. In some way, a wild gorilla that has proper nutrition, and has enough physical tasks in the wild, can be tested for strength with a professional human.

Competitors in the competition are all very large but without professional training, nutrition, motivation, can they measure up with our large primates, most probably not. However, this should have been tested years ago, scientists, entertainers should have envisioned it before.

Buried relief

I was abroad, just got a room in a family home stay, after finishing my dinner, I topped up my mobile to call home. Didn’t know what to expect, but I finally got the news, it was shocking to hear it at first, I could barely focus or sleep, and at the same time felt this weight come off my shoulders.

On one hand it is a complex emotion but on the other it is a sigh of relief. It is because of that man, that my life has turned out this way, my father was never the guardian one expects, he is a mastermind of terror, abuse, that destroyed the family. Too many horrors to even put it into words.

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As I was looking at the video of a cult group, it reminded me of my dad, they both had the wide-eye look, both are able to manipulate others by speaking, create confusion and terror by imagining stories. Most importantly they felt the need to be the center of attention.

His game plan was to create chaos, target people to abuse and then make the abuse the abuser. My mother falling for the charming psycho is not a new story, her own diabolical side was only brought out due to my dads influence, thus both of them were partners in crime. He wanted everyone to take care of his needs, if others didnt follow he would torture them, he never felt the pain of others but only caused them pain. 

As I gathered back my thoughts I was glad that a hideous person was gone from this world. I felt this sense of relief from my mind while touring the whole day.

East or West

One of things that I like doing is taking pictures of places that most people don’t bother to look. In the early morning whenever I got out to explore Bali, I was exposed to the beautiful ritual by women, who wore traditional dress and offer their blessings for a good day.

While on the right side of the picture, an anglo women is wearing a neck pillow, with shades and snoring her way to another country, these are two very contrasting pictures. One women appears spiritually in peace, devout to her culture, religion, customs; whereas the other one is discontent, uneasy, devoid of any life. Every time I would walk past the road the local women would acknowledge my presence, greet me with a smile, while an anglo woman didn’t ever bother to manage a smile.

This made me question about how critical the culture plays in shaping human behavior, obviously there are genetic differences, however it cannot take hold of how people would conduct themselves in an environment with unlimited behavioral possibilities. Any nation, society, group will fall into chaos without a proper culture, as can be seen from the picture above. Even though the western girl is travelling at the speed of sound, thousands of feet up in the air, exploring continents, she is devoid of any spirituality, happiness, connection with the outside world.

Often times I wonder how much romantic consumerism is infecting people with ideals, one doesn’t necessarily need to hop from one place to another to feel ‘ecstatic’, as touring places I found many people who never traveled outside their own country yet they were full of joy.

Without a proper decent culture and spirituality, any nation will fall into chaos, it’s society will not function, it’s structure will crumble, in it’s weakness another conquering culture will take over as can be seen in the world.

Spicy Bakso

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My mouth becomes watery every-time I look or even think about bakso. It is one of the most popular meals in Indonesia, it can be found anywhere from street vendors to restaurants. The type of bakso that I loved having was the one with full of flavors covered in red spice.

It’s a dish that has meatballs, noodles, chips, filled with delicious broth, there is variety in them, but it’s mostly spicy. Yet the one thing that I didn’t find westerners trying is the delicious bakso, simply because most westerners can’t eat spice, they could barely eat a spoon of the soup let alone the whole bowl ! As I am asian, spicy food was already part of our diet, and our body is accustomed to handle a wide variety of spices. Eating red hot chili peppers with our food is normal, yet to see a white person eat just one slice of chili is like comedy.

Our genetic makeup has designed our taste buds to be different from each geographical area. It’s also common that most asians will not find western food tasty, hence asian foods are popular abroad. Having spice lights up my senses, it’s strong smell hits the nose, it’s chemical reaction waters the mouth, it’s intensity jolts the mind, causes the eyes and nose to be runny, spicing up my experience.