Friday 16 January 2015 – 11 Daily Practices

CREATING THE SPACE

A new year has turned its tide, how will you embrace your own personal evolution? There are specific practices that one may engage in daily or regularly that lead to a life where one is content, fulfilled and aware of existence in such a profoundly deep manner that empathy, understanding and gratitude are naturally postured. Not only does this occur, but one’s senses are also broadened and consciousness expanded upon…

These are known as daily practices that support the opportunity to query all aspects of life and existence deeply and in an interconnected manner. Below are a number of habitual practices that you may engage in; note, that there are additional habits that can add great benefit to your life, but concentrating on these will be of great assistance in the interim.

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Thursday 01 January 2015 – Statera Podcast Interview

Hi all, I had the pleasure and the honour to once again sit down with my good friend Adrian from the Statera Podcast and be interviewed and deeply converse and contemplate particular facets of our existence. If you feel like taking the time to listen, we would both be grateful. Additionally, we only touch on some pertinent personal and sociocultural issues and any additional insight here would of course be welcomed.

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Saturday 20 December 2014 – Unification

The video embedded below is one of great significance. When we are able to observe the allegory and the parallels draw towards a unifying consciousness from the essence of this short 12 minute video we are embracing what this video is truly about.

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Friday 17 October 2014 – Deeper & Hidden Contemplation

As you watch the video embedded within this article, I would like you to contemplate something deep, something beyond simply observing a very talented individual exhibiting great physical prowess; exceptional bodily control (both within and of an external object); elite ‘fitness’ and conditioning and an array of other attributes that drive this individual forward.

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Wednesday 24 September 2014 – Global ZPRIZE

It is my absolute pleasure to be a part of the launch of the

Global Learning XPRIZE & to be a Vanguard of such a life changing initiative!

This is a $15 million competition to create Open Source software that will teach a child to read, write, and perform basic numeracy within 18 months without the aid of a teacher.
This is not designed to replace teachers, but to provide an educational solution where little or none exists.

At present, it is estimated that over 800 million people of all ages lack the basic skills of reading, writing, and numeracy.

According to UNESCO figures, 250 million kids in the world today lack those basic literacy skills.

As you can imagine, this XPRIZE could have a profound impact on these kids and bringing nations out of poverty.

We are hoping to create up to 1000 teams from around the globe to build open source software and systems to empower these new minds to achieve the most fundamental kind of learning, and help to start their lives off with the best possible advantage— knowledge!

We will test this software with 5000 kids in underdeveloped locations on the planet.
In 18 months, a winning team will be selected and awarded the Xprize.

http://igg.me/at/learningxprize/x/2831142

You can find out more at: http://learning.xprize.org

Indiegogo Campaign.

An important part of this XPRIZE is an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign that they are running to raise an additional $500,000 that will go towards furthering the impact and success of the prize.

This money will go towards additional testing of the finalist’s technologies with more kids in more villages and towns, building infrastructure to help teams collaborative effectively, growing a global community of developers, designers, advocates and more, and investing in an open technology platform for society that will live on long past the conclusion of this XPRIZE.

I believe this is a tremendously valuable XPRIZE, and I would like to personally encourage you to go and contribute what you can at

http://igg.me/at/learningxprize/x/2831142

There are a range of perks that might capture your interest too!

If you can contribute to the development of the software or content or have an interest in being a part of this effort (anywhere on the planet),

Please contact me directly and as a Vanguard can assist you further…

Let us empower young minds globally to bring the next generation of learners to life!

Global XPRIZE - Stefanos Sifandos

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Monday 28 July 2014 – Giving…

There are many people within our own sphere of reality, suffering, lost, with no belief in their infinitesimal potential and capabilities… Is this ‘bad’… No, it is an opportunity for each of us to realise what we have the capacity to achieve… From the vantage point if this deep struggle though it can be extremely challenging, psycho-emotionally (individually) and socially (collectively) to break these conditioned, cultural habits…

That is where you and I come in (in fact that is where so many of us come in), that is where we are provided through ultimately our own creative processes an opportunity, to give, to share, to grow and expand another’s consciousness by expanding our own… There is so much deep beauty in this world, it is flourishing everywhere, within, without, everywhere… We simply need to switch our focus to what is life promoting, what is love and what connects us, inspires us and leads us to deeper and greater levels of truth, wisdom and being…

When we make life larger than our own, when we genuinely choose to create legacy’s by giving toy others, by lifting others, and by allowing others to flourish, it is one of the greatest feats of spiritual evolution…

My greatest wish is that we all realise some pertinent Universal truths, and one of them is that the entire cosmos and all of its creative power, not only dwells within all of us, it is us, and we are it, in fact it is a truly unified field of consciousness, there is no separation or segregation only oneness…

This is not only poetic, this is reality… SS…

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Monday 14 July 2014 – Shattering what we think we know

Absolutely moving…! Inspiring to say the least… As a collective the majority of us are conditioned by preconceived ideas or beliefs of what is possible or what should be, or how reality presents itself… As a natural byproduct of this process, we become entrenched in a limiting and perpetuating cycle of what we think we know or believe to be true or even possible.

Attached to this is a deeper connection of emotion that we link to these consecutive and habitual thought patterns that cause us to have certain beliefs about certain experiences, people, relationships, etc of our world… These emotional connections move to reinforce strongly these beliefs, hence when we attempt to transform our personal world view or attempt to defy what we previously thought was real we struggle internally both psychologically and emotionally, we often reach a place of difficulty and conflict, also known as cognitive dissonance.

There is nothing ‘wrong’ with any of the conditioned ideas or world views many of us have as a cultural collective or as individuals… What is essential to our growth (at multiple levels and layers) is that we understand that world views, beliefs, ideologies, consequetive and reinforced thoughts are products of our environmental conditioning, interpretation of these experiences and the meaning we then add to these experiences… Some scholars and wise individuals would even call this process our karma. It is then up to us to transform our karma, by transforming our inner state of being and understanding of the manner in which our world flows… SS.

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