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Charlie Chaplin Speech

Thanks to thedrinkinghat for posting this awesome speech by Charlie Chaplin. It’s from the Great Dictator (1940). This video is in-line with my earlier post of Ally Hamilton’s Ted Talk, and it kind of boggles my mind that this video is from 1940, and Ally’s is from 2011. You could look at this in one of two ways: 1) people have been saying the same things for years…apparently we are a stubborn, selfish group of people who are unwilling to change our ways, or 2) more and more people are starting to say the same things, which is great, because perhaps we can all unite and start really taking care of each other. I believe the latter; I really want to believe the latter. I have faith in humans because no matter what religion you are, I believe we are all of the same flesh, all connected, all one with one another and mother nature. It’s a beautiful thing and hearing speeches such as this one, and Ally’s, continues to remind me to help where I can and try to be more understanding and accepting of others.

Happy Super Bowl Sunday!

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Ally Hamilton

Ally Hamilton is an amazing yoga instructor and person here in the Santa Monica area.  I was lucky enough to stumble into her class at the Bryan Kest Power Yoga studio as my first “real” yoga class ever, and there I continued to practice yoga with her (among other amazing teachers) for several years. She has since opened up her own studio – Yogis Anonymous. After one more week at Yogaworks, I will be heading to Yogis Anonymous, and I am so excited to take her class again.

Ally is a powerful, amazing spirit. Her classes were always completely packed, and it wasn’t just because they were physically challenging (they were). It was because of her energy. She was always full of wisdom, but also so very real about it. You could relate to what she was saying, because she never tried to make any of it sound too “superior yogi-like” and she never made you feel like you weren’t good enough, or spiritual enough. There is something about her that emanates strength, yet in a gentle, warm, welcoming way.

No words are needed for this…Ally Hamilton talks about our society, what it has become, how she found peace, and how to create hope from the inside out…. enjoy!

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