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Anthony Strano
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Anthony is an Italian-Australian living in Athens, Greece. He is a writer, teacher and traveler. He is a member of the Brahma Kumaris Spiritual University, an NGO based In Rajasthan, India. He directs their meditation centers throughout Greece and Hungary and their activities in Cyprus, Bulgaria. He has practiced Raja Yoga meditation for the past 35 years and has travelled to over 40 countries to conduct seminars and retreats.

He, together with a group of young Greek people, have created on-line meditation courses for use across Greece. This same group, as part of the Brahma Kumaris Environment Initiative, has created The Green Angel Initiative as a way to awaken respectful awareness towards Nature. They are also setting up a blog to coordinate various activities concerning the original spirit of the Olympian, Pythian, Isthmian, Nemean Games in Greece. Their aim is to bring out the Games’ modern relevance to Greece particularly in terms of values .

Anthony has co- coordinated five Science Symposia on “Science and Consciousness” in Greece and Mexico and also Arts Symposia and retreats in Italy, Spain and Greece.

Has presented seminars on values in education for department of Education and Culture of Argentina. Similar seminars in Spain and in Greece.

He has authored several books, the latest are “Slaying the “Three dragons Fear, Worry and Doubt” together with a cd ”The 8 Spiritual Principles”. His most recent book “Seeking Silence” with cd “Time for Healing” has been used as tool kit for courses, seminars and retreats on meditation and lifestyle practices. Both books are published by Sterling ,USA.

Entries by Anthony Strano

The Renaissance of Thought

(0) Comments | Posted December 17, 2013 | 2:53 PM

Reality begins with a thought. Thought in turn creates feeling and attitude, which is called consciousness. This inner, subtle world of consciousness manifests externally and it is called living, which includes expressing, interacting, relating and creating. It is the fabric of our human life.

At this time of severe crises...

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Is Mindfulness Enough?

(0) Comments | Posted May 22, 2013 | 2:30 PM

Mindfulness, an awareness of everyday living, creates the capacity to see how one's thoughts, words, feelings and actions impact and create our reality. One of the aims of mindfulness is to create new possibilities for betterment and new horizons of understanding. Mindfulness cherishes the value of being and enhances its...

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Pole Vaulting and Spiritual Knowing

(2) Comments | Posted April 8, 2013 | 5:46 PM

The first step into experience, particularly the meditation experience, is knowledge. What does it mean to "know"? Knowing involves four steps, which ultimately give the meditator the experience of realization:

The first step of knowing is information. With information, our intellect opens to new ideas and opinions. To be properly...

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Meditation and Motivation

(0) Comments | Posted March 5, 2013 | 7:49 AM

Meditation, in the form of reflection and examination, helps me to create and maintain my motivation. For newness and clarity of perception, ideals and aims, we need to relax our grip on old habits, on old ways of thinking and seeing and thus create a space for something new and...

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Is God Relevant Today?

(7) Comments | Posted November 30, 2012 | 12:40 PM

As people are faced with crises from every angle, tossed into the midst of human-made tragedies and natural calamities, they ask, "Where is God?" As traditional securities crumble then do we agree with the famous quote of Nietzsche, "God is dead"?

Religion as a human panacea to comfort, explain and...

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Divine Friendship

(1) Comments | Posted November 7, 2012 | 1:45 PM

Friendship is probably the most valued of all relationships because a friend is totally our own choice. Parents and relatives are not chosen but given to us. That also has its own inherent value. However, a friend is someone who speaks to our heart, someone with whom we feel a...

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Heroes: Quality Transformers

(3) Comments | Posted September 27, 2012 | 1:40 AM

Quality change is the capacity to transform "negative" situations or circumstances into something beneficial for oneself and others. "Quality transformers" are people who can turn walls of resistance into bridges of understanding and keep crossing them, who can change any obstacle into a stepping stone of success and can reverse...

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Moving Toward Silence...

(11) Comments | Posted September 5, 2012 | 10:09 AM

Peaceful Thought

Every day, I remember to be quiet and to
absorb silence into my everyday life.
I find my time and place, and I am there for myself, every day.
I hold true to my commitment to myself and my practice of silence, so that
...

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Exploring the 8 R's of Meditation

(6) Comments | Posted August 12, 2012 | 11:01 AM

Meditation is the discovery of that point of silence within, like a compass needle that guides us in the right direction at the right time. To become silent, to be still in the ocean of hectic, noisy action, is a choice many people are now making. When this is achieved,...

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Gift a Poem: Please a Heart

(4) Comments | Posted July 26, 2012 | 2:23 PM

Words have great power: They can bond or cleave apart; they can heal or maim; they can reveal or betray; they can inspire or deject; and they can built or burn bridges. So often we are told "think before you speak." In our world of mass media most words are...

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Silence: A Shower of Power

(2) Comments | Posted June 30, 2012 | 10:50 AM

Connection to our inner system of being is now a necessity as we are confronted with the spiraling disintegration of external systems. Systems that once provided security, zones of comfort, that today are battle zones as economic, social and political collapses -- minor or major -- confront our sensibilities daily....

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The Goddess Forsakes Greece

(5) Comments | Posted May 30, 2012 | 4:34 PM

Athena bestowed wisdom, peace and prosperity to the people not only of Athens, her city, but to all of Greece. It seems at the moment she has taken time out, because wisdom, peace and prosperity are quickly evaporating.

There is a phrase that I have heard here often, which comes...
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"No Sweet Fruit Comes From a Bitter Seed"

(2) Comments | Posted May 23, 2012 | 9:28 AM

Arriving in the Philippines, I found April was really hot. However at every corner the genuine friendliness and openness of the Filipino made me forget the muggy heat. I had come for the first time to this country on invitation to speak on "A Resilient Mind" and "Karma," topics that...

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An Homage to Heroes

(2) Comments | Posted April 15, 2012 | 1:25 PM

This blog will neither be about environmental policies, nor political/social issues regarding ecology. This not a watchdog blog to monitor but it is just a blog to say a great thank you, to express gratefulness to the green heroes of our planet, who silently and gallantly do their duty in...

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The Call of Silence

(1) Comments | Posted April 10, 2012 | 8:57 AM

It is early April, early morning and the curling mist fills the valley below Assisi. The only things I hear are the birds and the bells which chirrup and chime in turn. Otherwise a silence embraces the dawn lit city. A silence that has existed, I am sure, in Assisi...

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Free or Not to Be? That's the Battle

(4) Comments | Posted March 12, 2012 | 3:05 PM

Arriving in Tahrir square I was expecting it to look like Syntagma Square in Athens but the Egyptian Square was far more dilapidated, devastated and showing far greater signs of wear and tear than its Greek equivalent. Both uprisings were tenacious but the Egyptian one was certainly more ferocious --...

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Greece, Youth and the Phoenix

(12) Comments | Posted February 24, 2012 | 12:41 PM

"The day that Youth had died,
There came to his grave-side,
In decent mourning, from the country's ends,
Those scatter'd friends
Who had lived the boon companions of his prime,
And laughed with him and sung with him and wasted,
In feast and wine...

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Reflections in Athens

(2) Comments | Posted January 19, 2012 | 1:55 PM

I keep gazing at the Acropolis. The shell of the Parthenon gleams in the winter sunlight as pieces of past and present kaleidoscope in my mind.

I have seen hundreds of thousands of pilgrims come here every year to pay homage to this ancient enterprise. Is Athena pleased? Her...

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