Is Love Really Definable? What does it mean?

Is love definable? It may be one of the most talked about, most sung about ideas in the world, but it’s still a mystery to most. As love flows through us, we all interpret it a little differently. Ed J C Smith has put together an a thought-provoking video, citing some of history’s most prominent figures who offer their description of the incredible, ineffable force we call love. The merging of his ideas with all these others will leave you with some rich food for thought.

He shares with our Uplifting Content community a little about himself:  “I produce a lot of different content to inspire different thinking and to help people move forward in life. I personally came from a dark space when I was 13 and attempted to kill myself, through therapy and different healing programs I am happy to say I healed that by helping others and I feel a great sense of value by helping others. I have a corporate consultancy business today which allows me to work voluntarily in a range of different charities helping others, such as St Mongo Broadway, which is one of London’s help-the-homeless charities, and Heart Cells Foundation that creates life changing treatment.”

Check out his video here and don’t forget to share it with anyone who may want a renewed take on love and answer the question, “Is Love Definable?”

Define Love:

LOVE IS THE KEY TO LIFE

IF YOU BELIEVE IN LOVE!!! SHARE THIS WITH YOUR FRIENDS LIKE Ed J C Smith

Posted by Ed J C Smith on Monday, August 15, 2016

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A CGI Short Film On How To Deal Effectively With Fear

A CGI Short Film On How To Deal Effectively With Fear.

Some fear literally stops us dead in our tracks–an adrenaline rush and a quickening heartbeat are hardly unnoticeable. Other fear creeps into the background and we don’t notice, or even recognize, at first. But even when we do, it keeps holding us back.

This otherworldly CGI video depicts a way around the fear-bound situations so many of us encounter. The scene is not long but holds layers of figurative meaning to unpack. Read what Aurelija Salickaite has to say about her inspiration for the project:

“It all begins and ends in your mind. What you give power to has power over you if you allow it.” is a short animation I have made myself while in the process of trying to understand fear that was stopping me from living. I made this animation because I was lost between what people say about fear how we need to fight it and not think about it or get away from it and that led me to a very bad place. I would love to continue share it with the world with no purpose other than bringing people together and help spread the visual metaphor.

Spoiler alert: below is Aurelija Salickaite’s perspective on the video’s meaning. If you want to watch first to see how you interpret it, skip to the link now. But don’t forget to come back and read her intended message!  

“Explanation and meaning behind it: “The light, the energy, gives power to the person’s heart, and with her eyes closed she moves towards that inner light. When she falls, the doubt, the fear, comes out. And the idea is that the fear grows and moves with the person. She tries to understand the fear, and notices that it moves like she moves. It is a part of her rather than something to get away from. The goal is that the person manages to take a step. And that is all you need, because fear will always be there. Only with conscious understanding of it’s existence we can move with it.”

Share this video with anyone who may appreciate an artistic look at moving forward unimpeded by fear and doubt.

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Girls: No Matter How Down You Feel, You’re Not Alone

A Bold Girl is Who I Am! is a beautiful marriage of inspiring content, clever design, and witty insight. This 3-in-1 book series is written to explore the vast landscape of emotions that adolescent girls experience – from tragedy and despair to joy and elatement. Though it touches on the hardships many young women face, it more importantly provides a heartfelt look at the other side, the light at the end of the tunnel. This approach was carefully chosen in order to help reduce the allure of suicide attempts, suicides and self-harm so many adolescent girls experience.

Nkechie Ilori explains, “I want the world to see the pain, the beauty, the reality of growing up female. I want people to understand a young woman’s powerlessness AND unwavering strength. A Bold Girl is Who I Am! is my way of speaking out on their behalf, and to them.”

The three books were written after careful analysis of teen girls age 12 to 19. In a survey of 333 young women from 11 global ethnicities, the following was determined:

1. Well over half of the respondents wish to change their physical appearance, namely their physique;

2. A staggering 56% of the girls report that they do not love themselves; 25% said they do love themselves; and the remaining 19% weren’t sure;

3. Nearly 2/3 of the respondents (71%) indicated that they do not talk to their parents about how they feel.

Ilori has defined three current action steps you can take to help bring healing love and acceptance to girls everywhere:

1. I would very much like support from REAL LIFE STORIES of girls who had it tough, but came out strong by confronting the status quo.

2. People can also kindly share the Kickstarter link

3. Thirdly, I’d like service provision, such as printing out the A1 fliers and spreading the word in their communities

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A Modern South Africa Journey

We received a submission from a man named Mendel, who shot some fantastic footage while in South Africa. The cinematography is mesmerizing, transporting this nation’s beautiful land, culture, and people right to you. You can really see in the genuine, smiling faces of children and adults how beautiful we all are and the underlying harmony that always wishes to emerge. Watch and notice you can feel the peace that Mendel celebrates all throughout this video.  

Here is a message from the creator: “Hi there! My name is Mendel & I recently visited South Africa with my wife. I brought my camera with me & shot a bunch of video footage & I just finished editing a short documentary. I ended up inspired by the story of what took place in the country the past couple decades with the fall of Apartheid, while also aware of the challenges which remain ahead. It’s also Heritage day in South Africa today!”

A Country Reborn

In honor of Heritage day in South Africa! 🇿🇦 Enjoy this short & inspiring travel video I shot on my last visit!

Posted by Mendel Katz – Cinematography on Sunday, September 24, 2017

Share this video to spread the sense of peace and belonging that is our birthright!

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You’ll Never Look At A City The Same Way

You know how we always see people around us when we’re out and about in the city, often we just walk or drive right by without a second thought? After all, we don’t know them. But Brenton Z Weyi, an award-winning poet, essayist, and filmmaker, has some eye-opening ideas to share about cities. With his poetic perspective, I think you’ll feel a new appreciation and connectedness to every other being around you.

As Brenton tells us, “it’s a poem called ‘Multiplicity,’ and it’s dedicated to the roles that cities play in being havens for diverse inclusion and advocacy. I believe it’s a powerful message that needs to be heard by many people–especially now.”

So share this with anyone who lives in a city and help strengthen the incredible web of diversity that we all share!

This was a My Uplifting Content Submission. Thank you Brenton for submitting your work to the Uplifting Content Community. We are so grateful to you for making a difference and uplifting people in your own special way.

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Free Breastforms For Women!

Sometimes the physical and psychological effects of illness and surgery can be long-lasting, affecting self-identity and self-confidence. Whether you’ve had operations to treat breast cancer or were born with breast malformation, Awesome Breastforms can help you feel confident and like yourself again. Major bonus: they are free and made with love! Read on for more details.

The Product

Awesome Breastforms makes hand knitted or crocheted breastforms for all women who have had mastectomy or lumpectomy surgery, or who have experienced less than great reconstruction or developmental complications. Our breastforms are cooler to wear, softer and much lighter to wear than traditional silicone prosthetics. They are made of the softest cotton yarns available and are also washable. We also make swimforms! Our breastforms are free to all women who order, anywhere in the world. Our breastforms are all made by volunteers who pay for all supplies and postage themselves. Doctors and professional offices can also order Sample Packs for their offices at no charge. We have hundreds of Sample Packs in offices across the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Scotland, and England.

Place your orders here.

Volunteer

Volunteers are the heart and soul of our organization. Apply to volunteer now!

We also have a wishlist on Amazon where purchases can be made for supplies.

Visit our Facebook page too!

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How To Join A Community Of Young Peacemakers

Building and maintaining functioning, peaceful communities starts with our youth. With the Serve 2 Unite organization behind them, children are developing the skills and mindsets that make up a peaceful world as peacemakers. They lead, they collaborate and they engage. Just take a look at some of these student projects! https://serve2unite.org/s2u-schools/

These students could really benefit from your help too. Here’s some information from Serve 2 Unite’s Arno Michaelis:

In the wake of the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin shooting on August 5th, 2012, Serve 2 Unite emerged in a spirit of defiance. The hate behind the murders was met with an ongoing practice of fearless, creative, compassion. Rooted in the principles of service to others, and relentless optimism in the face of adversity, Serve 2 Unite today engages young people of all backgrounds to value humanity and the aspiration of living a genuine, honest life as a peacemaker.

The S2U school program delivers creative service learning and global engagement, all stitched together with the arts. Our students conceive and carry out service projects that help people in need and overcome challenges in our communities, with guidance and inspiration from a magnificent cast of global mentors. This work is arts-driven and documented by the students themselves via all sorts of fearless creative expression.

We encourage you to suggest ways people can support that does not just include giving money, such as volunteering, providing resources, services or skills: Sharing the inspirational work our young people do amplifies their voices while it cultivates peace in our society.

Please share S2U content in your social networks! Organize a creative service project in your area and we’ll be happy to help make it successful! Contact us with your idea.

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College Student Quits School To Follow His Dream

College

Do you want to work for someone else’s dream? Or yours?

Yes, sometimes following a passion can be risky. Passions don’t always stay on the path society has laid out for us. Danny McGee knows this all too well. He went to college just like he was “supposed to,” but he still always found himself wanting to travel and experience the world outside of a classroom. So against the urgings of others, he took the risk.

This video will show you what came of his decision to drop out of college and go in the direction of his passion. Even going into the unknown, we will always know we are on the right path as long as we stay with our passions.

Only one way to find out: click this link, and pass it on to others to encourage them to follow their path.

Spoiler alert: you may encounter some of the most breathtaking places you have ever seen. And you may even feel inspired to steer your own life in a slightly different direction.

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A Rap For Kids Who Feel Less Than

This lyric rap video is a fun, meaningful way that Bolaji O communicates the truth of how able we all are. Here he is to introduce his cause:

We all have a purpose and special genius within us. We may not have revealed it yet, but it’s there within us. All humans, one just as much as the next, are worthwhile and meant to be here for a significant reason. Other people’s superficial judgements are simply their own false reaction to a fraction of reality.

I’m a children’s book author, who struggled with social anxiety growing up. When I became a Dad, I created Brave Young Heroes to help my kids, and others, find their voice in the world. Here’s a short video I created in response to a friend’s autistic son being bullied. Enough is enough. It’s called #DISSability

Watch and share with any kids that might need some reassurance that they are more capable and incredible than they know with this rap.

DISSability. An anthem for every kid who's ever been devalued …

#DissabilityI wrote this for every kid, who's ever been devalued or dismissed.If you've ever been picked on, passed up, or counted out? This ones for you.#OurKidsWillChangeTheWorld

Posted by Brave Young Heroes on Thursday, September 7, 2017

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A Reminder To Live Your Passion Now

A Reminder To Live Your Passion Now

Pablo Zubiria has crafted an expert compilation of the various things people can do in this world. There is so much in nature to explore and so much of human invention to experience. We have so many choices about what to do with the time we have, and really the main factor that matters is that we feel good about what we are doing. In this series of present moments we call life, with endless opportunities, the question is, what will you do?

We find all sorts of reasons to procrastinate and make excuses, but as Pablo tells Uplifting Content, “… we should live in the present and stop wasting time. If there’s something we are passionate and really care about, we will find time regardless.”

So go out at find what you really love to do and your passion! But first, take three minutes and get some inspiration from the link below and share with whoever you think might benefit.

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