How Showing Compassion For Animals Can Improve Your Health

COMP 2Original article published by: ONE GREEN PLANET

The effects of compassion are far reaching and have been shown to have benefits for physical as well as psychological health. A wealth of evidence demonstrates that social support, when humans connect in a meaningful way with other people or animals, helps in the recovery from illness as well as promoting increased levels of mental and physical well-being.

Evidence from studies mentioned in the previous blog suggests that interventions can lead to reduced depressive symptoms and feelings of isolation, improvements in positive emotions, psychological well-being, hopefulness, optimism, social connection, life satisfaction, and, of specific interest to this paper –  compassion.

Such interventions have been found to also impact upon how people behave – increasing pro-social acts and decreasing anti-social behavior.

The Far-Reaching Benefits of Compassion

Furthermore, research by Sara Konrath at the University of Michigan and Stephanie Brown at Stony Brook University shows that a compassionate lifestyle might even increase our lifespan. The reverse is also true, and motivation appears to pay an important part.

It is not sufficient to simply do good deeds; one must do them for the right reason. Sara Konrath’s research also revealed that whilst people who were active in volunteering did live longer than their non-volunteering peers, the impact only happened if their reasons for volunteering were altruistic rather than self-serving.

Barbara Frederickson, Steve Cole and fellow researchers have demonstrated this on a cellular level.  They found high cellular inflammation levels in subjects whose happiness stemmed from a hedonistic lifestyle. Conversely, they found low inflammation levels in people whose lives were enriched by greater meaning and compassionate service to others, including non-human animals.

Full article: http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/how-showing-compassion-for-animals-can-improve-your-health/

Sitting Here In Limbo: Got Some Time To Search My Soul- Jimmy Cliff

Jimmy-Cliff 2Jimmy Cliff, crossing many rivers to UN Peace Ambassador

Reggae music is inspirational. It is a music that carries Jah’s prophetical message, the truth and the light. It’s a music that gives comfort and satisfaction to sufferers, the down trodden victims and gives hope to the common people denied justice and abused in the society.

I love reggae music, because it gives me inspiration to write without ceasing. Just as I love the music, the same way I love the artists and the players of the instruments behind the music. Jimmy Cliff is one of my favourite reggae artists. I love almost all his songs but not more than this great song called ‘Sitting Here In Limbo.’

Sitting here in limbo

But I know it won’t be long

Sitting here in limbo

Like a bird without a song

Well, they’re putting up a resistance

But I know that my faith will lead me on

 

Sitting here in limbo

Waiting for the dice to roll

Yeah, now, sitting here in limbo

Got some time to search my soul

Well, they’re putting up a resistance

But I know that my faith will lead me on

 

I don’t know where life will leave me

But I know where I have been

I can’t say what life will show me

But I know what I have seen

Tried my hand at love and friendship

But all that is past and gone

This little boy is movin’ on

 

Sitting here in limbo

Waiting for the tide to flow

Sitting here in limbo

Knowing that I have to go

Well, they’re putting up a resistance

But I know that my faith will lead me on

 

I don’t know where life will take me

But I know where I have been

I don’t know what life will show me

But I know what I have seen

Tried my hand at love and friendship

That is past and gone

And now it’s time to move along

 

Gonna lead me on now

Meanwhile, they’re putting up resistance

But I know that my faith will lead me on

Sitting in limbo, limbo, limbo

Sitting in limbo, limbo, limbo

Sitting in limbo, limbo, limbo

Meanwhile, they’re putting up a resistance

But I know that my faith will lead me on

Listen Jimmy Cliff singing Siting Here In Limbo

Amazon.com page of Jimmy Cliff: http://goo.gl/zG5tLi

World Health Organization: You Have Abused Your Trust

Story 3The beginning of Africa’s Ebola story: Spraying contaminated vaccines into the mouth of innocent African children in Zaire.

The mere mention of the name World Health Organization, brings satisfaction, comfort and hope to many in both developed and developing countries globally. For decades WHO directs, coordinates and responsible for providing solutions to global health matters, monitoring and assessing health trends within the United Nations.

However, it seems in the past years, WHO has taken part in certain medical crimes, which took place in Africa, especially the Aids and Ebola issues. WHO can’t deny they are not aware that Aids and Ebola viruses are human made and tested on Africans in Uganda and Zaire, in order to find vaccines against it for military defending purposes.

WHO can’t deny they are not aware from 1954 to 1957, Dr. Hillary Koprowski injected over a million Africans with the viruses of Aids and Ebola, deceiving them it was vaccine for polio. Between 1960 and 1973, tests were held on a major initiative of the World Health Organization (WHO) at a medical field research site in the West Nile district.

Three times a year, blood was taken from about 45.000 children, including babies to investigate a relationship which existed between a common endemic disease and the virus that causes mononucleosis. But that wasn’t the reason. They were actually looking for antibodies against micro-organisms, the reason those children and babies were given contaminated polio vaccines.

This contaminated vaccine was confirmed by Professor-Scientist Cohen, decades ago in a medical press conference held in The Netherlands. With all these emerged evidences can The World Health Organization still continue to pretend they aren’t aware or know that Aids and Ebola are medical crimes against humanity?

Both The World Health Organization and the Media have failed the world, because both have abused their trusts.This practice calls journalists not only free but makes them even complicit because they are constantly behind the medical establishment running away from fear of powerful reprisals against falling advertising revenue from pharmaceutical and medical field and a possible boycott of medical Mafiosi after placing negative items.

It is part of both World Health Organization and the Media to inform the public on issues considered as a threat to public health; instead they chose to cover up the crime, because those crimes were committed against Africans, but they have forgotten that Aids has taken both the black and whites to their untimely graves.

Even though no amount of apology can heal the pains of the families of victims of Aids and Ebola, yet it is time for World Health Organization to come out clean and apologize, because that’s the only way to rebuild their trust.

Finally, the scientist, Professor Johan Van Dongen, now considered a whistle blower, by his country, Holland, for revealing those crimes, has a message for everyone including unborn babies:

“Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world…would do this, it would change the earth.” – William Faulkner.

Pray Without Ceasing

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We often read ‘Pray without ceasing,’ but how serious do we consider this statement? Imagine if a car, after running thousands of kilometers, needs servicing, lubrication and changing of engine oil etc; to run efficiently, what is the spiritual strength of a human being, who eats and sleeps daily without prayers, to boost his spiritual life against temptation, sins of the flesh and bad spiritual forces?

Scholars, atheists, scientists and non-believers continue to tamper with the doctrines of the gospel, twisting and changing facts, just to put people astray and ruin the society as witnessing today. But don’t be surprised because the prophesy in the Bible over such events must be fulfilled. Everyone is after money, fame and material things, because the mind is polluted to believe that money is the only thing that can give mankind satisfaction.

Money is good, but can’t buy one peace and happiness. In fact, the love for money has generated crime and brought immoralities on the internet and television, through bad advertisements. What shall it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? The scripture says ‘Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.’- Luke 21:33. Then again: ‘Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.’- Matthew 6: 33.

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Like the changing of clothes daily, prayer should be part of our lives. How inefficient a farmer could be without farm equipment? If prayer isn’t necessary to keep us strong in times of sadness or temptation, Jesus wouldn’t have said to the tempter “It is written: Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.” Matthew 4:4.

Jesus said “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28. If everything fail try Jah’s love and see the result. Don’t turn to God only when you have difficulties or want something. Let that faith you have in Him inspire you to read the Bible and pray without ceasing. You will definitely see your progress, prosperity and success pouring like a ripe fruit falling and spreading under the tree.