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Activists Unite Video

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At Malta's National Animal Rights Day 

by Nataša Pantović

Last Sunday, Malta held its National Animal Rights' Day. In Mosta's most amazing garden with an amphitheater directly facing a sun-set + some most beautiful people from Malta, Macedonia, Japan, Greece, Libya, Italy, Croatia, Serbia, England, and many more countries gathered to celebrate this worldwide event.

The National Animals Rights Day Malta 2021 holding Banner

The National Animals Rights Day Malta 2021 Main Banner

The Event was organized by the Maltese NGO Animal Liberation Malta.  

ALM's mission is to raise awareness and take action against all forms of animal abuse. 

 

 

 

Activists Unite in Conscious Living!

An activist is one who uses vigorous campaigning to bring about political or social change.

Environmental or Eco activism is versatile:

  • the protection of nature through conservation or preservation
  • the protection of the human environment (that is more and more polluted reducing our quality of life)
  • the protection of animals, trees, oceans.

At the event, Nataša told the participants in her speech: "Activists Unite!" "What a gathering of young illuminated hearts! All united in their love for animals..."

The full 6min  can be viewed here:

"Our team, responsible for street activism, worked ispeachndependently on this project in collaboration with the International NGO, Our Planet. Theirs too, to make this happen. It was a touching ceremony commemorating the billions of animals that die each year at human hands. Despite the adversities and restrictions, the organising team managed to pull this off, bringing together a small number of people dedicated to the cause, paying tribute to animals and joining more than 70 cities worldwide on the same day. Several touching speeches and live cello animated the ceremony, including reading the Declaration of Animal Rights in English & Maltese and concluding the ceremony by inviting participants to sign the declaration. Many heartwarming dedications and words of solidarity towards animals were documented on paper. We then transitioned to the celebration part, coming together to finish the day off with positivity and hope, being grateful for the fact that more & more people are making the connection and becoming conscious of Animal Rights. During the ceremony and celebration, social distancing was observed and the participants adhered to the Covid-19 restrictions. This is the beginning of a new era for Animal Rights in Malta, and we have a lot of work to do to bring about Animal Liberation. Hopefully, next year’s NARD will be bigger, better and more impactful. A big thank you goes to everyone who attended." The Organiser.

National Animals Rights Day 2021 photo 6

National Animals Rights Day 2021 Image

NARD 2021 Malta people holding banners

NARD 2021 Malta people holding individual banners with caged animals faces

Nataša Pantović signing petition 2021

NARD signing the Animal Rights Petition 2021

Credit to Robert Cuschieri https://www.facebook.com/rcuschieriphotography/ for a great job with the photos and filming.

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url 2021-06-04 08:58
Inspired or lost in the technology matrix?
Mindful Being - Nataša Pantović Nuit

We live surrounded by an increasingly complex matrix of impulses (transmitted via TV, media and the internet) that allow strangers of all sorts to interfere in our mental, emotional and spiritual development. Understanding this intricate network and how the human brain interacts with it is becoming our door to happiness and health.

 

Our interaction with the Net, with TV and with computers has replaced our interaction with nature which in its magical way nurtures our cognitive,emotional, physical and psychological well-being

 

The self or the personality is a bundle of socially-influenced traits that emerges and is formed gradually. We are shaped by our parents and neighbours, by our religion, the media, by various marketing agendas of major corporations, by our state’s politics, by the way we behave or misbehave towards our own body, our mind, the environment, animals and plants, and our planet Earth.

So, what would we need to do to understand the importance of a healthy body, to manage our emotions and nurture love for our friends and family, to become aware of how we can make a positive impact on our society or the environment, or discover the purpose of life and ways to be happy?

A great deal is known about the links between our behaviour and TV, and between our emotions and computer games, because there have been thousands of studies on these subjects. Researchers have all asked the same question – whether there is a link between exposure to violence (on TV or in a game) and violent behaviour.

Source: timesofmalta.com/articles/view/inspired-or-lost-in-the-technology-matrix.460358
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url 2021-06-02 15:52
Schools that inspire children to learn dream or reality
Conscious Parenting Mindful Living Course for Parents - Nataša Pantović Nuit

Schools that inspire children to learn – dream or reality?

 

 Nataša Pantovic|03 min read
 
 
In contrast with ‘fast’ education that creates exam-oriented children, many alternative schools are experimenting with a more holistic approach that uses a mix of tools that develop children’s physical, emotional, and intellectual capacities.In contrast with ‘fast’ education that creates exam-oriented children, many alternative schools are experimenting with a more holistic approach that uses a mix of tools that develop children’s physical, emotional, and intellectual capacities.

One can safely assume that all parents have the same goal: that of choosing the best methods for their children to grow into inspired and enthusiastic adults. Helping children develop their highest potential, and taking care of each child’s development is a dream all parents share.

 

Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learnt in school- Albert Einstein

 

But unfortunately we are often forced to forget this dream, because of circumstances, lack of knowledge, lack of funds, social pressure to pass exams, or simply because our children are surrounded by teachers who are too tired or not very inspiring.

Albert Einstein’s famous quote, “Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learnt in school” leads us to reflect on the possible bottlenecks within the ‘traditional’ schooling system.

Source: timesofmalta.com/articles/view/Schools-that-inspire-children-to-learn-dream-or-reality-.409519
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url 2021-06-01 15:30
Tapping the Brain's Magic
Mindful Being - Nataša Pantović Nuit
October 7, 2012|Natasa Pantovic|13 min read
 
 
With traditional educational methods – its curriculum and its focus on examinations – students quickly lose motivation and interest for science and its magic.With traditional educational methods – its curriculum and its focus on examinations – students quickly lose motivation and interest for science and its magic.

The human brain is truly extraordinary. A healthy brain has some 200 billion neurons. The conscious mind controls our brain for only five per cent of the day, whereas the subconscious mind has control of our thoughts 95 per cent of the time.

 

A human being has 70,000 thoughts per day- Natasa Pantovic

 

A human being has 70,000 thoughts per day. The brain requires up to 20 per cent of the body’s energy despite being only two per cent of the human body by weight.

Somewhere within our brain we have a potential for higher mathematics, complex physics, art, and amazing richness of thoughts, feeling, and sensations.

However, although we are mostly controlled by our brains, we are yet to learn how to best use its potential.

Perhaps this is the task of the next phase of our evolution – utilising our brains better, understanding the 95 per cent of its subconscious functionality, becoming more creative, less bombarded by useless thoughts, more focus­ed, and more peaceful.

In her book My Stroke of Insight, brain scientist Jill Bolte Taylor, who recovered from a massive left hemisphere blood clot, talks about her experiences during the eight years it took her to completely recover.

She was unable to walk, talk, read, write or recall her life.

However, she refers to this state of her being as Nirvana, a word used to describe a profound peace of mind.

Describing the right brain, she says it is like a parallel processor. It thinks in pictures, it is non-verbal, it is non-linear and creative. The right brain has no sense of time, it is playful, it sees humour, and it is lost in the flow.

The right brain is compassionate andis associated with the heart. It is intuitive and takes us into the peacefulness of the world around us.

The left brain is like a serial processor; it is interested in the past and future. It thinks in language and is concerned with details. It is logical and it is the critical, analytical part of our being.

Traditional educational methods, its curriculum and its focus on examinations emphasize the development of the ‘left brain’ hemisphere. With this approach, students quickly lose motivation and interest for science and its magic.

Two fundamental assumptions of formal education are that students retain the knowledge they acquired in schools, and that they can apply it in situations outside the classroom. But is this correct? How much do we really remember and how relevant is this knowledge?

Geniuses like Albert Einstein, Leonardo da Vinci and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart created their masterpieces from a place of inspiration and creativity. It is likely they had an ability to fully utilise the virtues of both brain hemispheres.

To understand children’s capability to learn, educational psychology develops and applies theories of human development.

Rudolf Steiner’s model of children’s development links physical, emotional, mental and moral development. In his approach, he values equally the rational and imaginative approaches to learning.

So schools inspired by his approach teach art and dancing not only to awaken and strengthen the children’s expression and to stimulate imagination, but also as a way of understanding and mastering cognitive thinking.

An example of an alternative method of learning is a movement therapy included in the Waldorf curriculum called Eurythmy. The word comes from Greek, meaning a beautiful or harmonious rhythm.

Eurythmy works with mathematical forms, beginning with a straight line and curve, and proceeding to more complex geometric figures developing a child’s coordination and concentration. Rods or balls are also used in exercises to develop precision in movement. Philosophically, it acknowledges a child’s capacity to communicate through non-verbal gestures.

Eurythmy is made up of discreet movements that represent various phonetic sounds. The feelings and thoughts have gestures that are beyond our conscious awareness. Eurythmy attempts to explore the variety of feelings and thoughts through movement, language, rhythm, colour and form. Through this art, children learn the wisdom of emotional intelligence that helps their holistic growth.

If these ideas resonate with you or if you are interested in offering this type of education for your children,e-mail alternativeschoolmalta@gmail.com.

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Source: timesofmalta.com/articles/view/Tapping-the-brain-s-magic.439967
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