Monday, December 29, 2008

Looking to 2009

2008 was the year when we brought together things that should be faraway from each other, we created and turned into pieces, lights on and then absolut darkness.

We are on the edge. It is time for an U-turn on our behavior. Living a fragile state of peace is not enough. We are destructive devices, lethal to this world, and it seems that it doesn't hurt us, it seems we are living under an alias. But the inevitable nightfall will come and will bring 2009 to us. Please let us transform this inapt world in the breakthrough of mankind.
And that our shocking deathbed confession be: we fought to make a better world.

Next year, let you decide to be better.

Let your MindFlow...

Monday, December 22, 2008

The Christmas Meditation

It’s amazing how things repeat themselves over and over again. You can change the subject, but never the feeling. The sensation is always the same.
The Christmas Meditation is the title of this post because I found it really interesting to compare this moment of the year with a single second of self-learning.

Why?

Christmas is the moment when you look to others with compassion, you finally see the person across the street more like your brother… someone like you. People gather themselves to help others in need, the whole family gets together just to be together. It seems that the whole world got better for a moment!

Meditation is an exercise you can train your mind to be more peaceful and alert. You can see things more clear and your so-called ego, is not that important anymore. Meditation let you more human to understand humanity. To understand yourself.

For those who never saw a person meditate, they are the ones whom are sitting at the beach, eyes closed, looking peaceful. They are exercising meditation.

But to meditate, like written above it’s a training. An exercise to transpose the peace and alert state of mind to our daily routine, fighting traffic, paying bills etc. (Between us, we don’t need inner peace and attention sitting at a beautiful and calm beach.)

What all this meditation thing has to do with Christmas?

I don’t know either… but would not be great if the person across the street was your brother all the days of the year?

LET YOUR MINDFLOW

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

MindFlow Videoblog #3

In the new Videoblog you can watch MindFlow answering "Why MindFlow?".
You can find some news, like how to get a MindFlow free sticker.
And they take you to one of the stores of the company that developed the new "Destructive Device" t-shirt with them.

CHECK IT OUT!

Monday, December 15, 2008

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.

This is one of many articles from "The Universal Declaration of Human Rights".

These lines seems obvious and for that we shouldn't dedicate our blog to remember people about that, right?

It is impossible someone being discriminated just because his place of birth!
No way, everyone is happy as hell all over the world!

Yes, I am being ironic. And if you, from the very beginning, noticed that irony between the lines, it means you are aware that people around the world still suffer because its social origin, sexual orientation, color, opinion, etc.

If it is so brutally obvious, why this kind of discrimination still live among us, strong and vivid? Maybe because is easier to destroy than build, to let rot than create.

Let’s create life.

www.humanrightsactioncenter.org

MindFlow "Fragile State of Peace": The Universal Declaration of Human Rights


LET YOUR MINDFLOW…

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

MindFlow Videoblog #2

This Week's MindFlow Videoblog, with Rafael Pensado (drums) and Ricardo Winandy (bass) talking about:
- the new Destructive Device VideoClip, for the song Breakthrough.
- introducing MindFlow's office and staff.
- a charity concert and the new movement.
- answering questions and comments.

CHECK IT OUT & leave your comment!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Music is life

Here we are... writing new songs again. It is an exciting period.
It's amazing how music can translate you into a sound and takes a really small piece of you and make it grow.
Music is the camera of the soul. Well, maybe it can take more accurate pictures because beyond the image it captures feelings, emotions and more...
When notes hit someone else’s heart it becomes something else. It grows.
I think this thought defines life: feelings and emotions occurring on an imaginary sense of time that makes us old but better. Like music!
So... I guess they were right! Music is Life!

Last week we've visited an institution called "Casa do Zezinho".
They work hard to take kids out of the streets and teach them a profession. And music is one of their classes.

On Jan 16th 2009, we are going to play a concert for these young kids and maybe with our music we can help and inspire a little bit on their beautiful work.

They are located in a place called "death triangle" because it's in the middle of three slums. According to the founder, "Tia Dag", the laws didn't arrive in there yet, and death is a common word in the kid’s vocabulary.
We hope music can erase this word from their vocabulary.

(Of course they were right. They are old and better.)
Send your life (music) to us!


LET YOUR MINDFLOW...

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

MindFlow VideoBlog #1

The New MindFlow VideoBlog is online now!
There will be a new video every week (every wednesday) with some of MindFlow news and thoughts.
Check it out and leave your comments and suggestions for the next one!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Compassion

MindFlow music always was made to touch a soul. But more often than that, we have our soul touched, and as a result music is created.

Those songs represents the very soul touched by life. And speaks for itself.

This blog was created to help in a small way to make our souls to be touched in good way and more important, to make a stand, to make us believe that we are all walking on the direction of understanding and goodwill.

Last week, Brazil was stroked by a merciless storm that is still going on, leaving thousands of people without home, food, water, protection and hope.

We lost on this disasters mothers and sons, fathers and daughters. Human beings.

There are two kinds of people who survived this tragedy: those who desperately need help and us, the ones who should provide help.

On a dark time like this very one, let rise from our soul the only thing that makes us who we are: Compassion.

Gather your friends and family and help in the way you can, sending food, clothes or just a good thought. They sure need your support.

Below is all the info you need so you can talk directly with those who are managing the donations on each city.

How to make a Donation - Portuguese

Update: New Google site mash-up with further information about the flood (in Portuguese)

List of Bank Accounts to make a Donation (translated):
- Bank: Banco do Brasil –> Branch: 3582-3 -> Account Number: 80.000-7
- Bank: Besc –> Branch: 068-0 -> Account Number: 80.000-0.
- Bank: Bradesco S/A - 237 –> Branch: 0348-4 -> Account Number: 160.000-1
- Bank: Ita├║ S/A - 341 –> Branch: 0289 -> Account Number: 69971-2
- Bank: Sicredi - 748 –> Branch: 2603 -> Account Number: 3500-9
- Bank: Santander - 033 –> Branch: 1227 -> Account Number: 430000052

Beneficiary: Fundo Estadual de Defesa Civil, CNPJ - 04.426.883/0001-57.

LET YOUR MINDFLOW…