‘Harness positive thinking for the environment’
Published: Fri, 02 Dec 2011
PETALING JAYA: Individuals can harness the power of positive thinking and change the climate for the better, said a leader on “mind over matter” self-management.
“Anyone can harness their healthy mental state to change the world,” said Meera Nagunanda, director of Brahma Kumaris-Malaysia, at a press conference at the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) office here on an upcoming seminar on positive thinking and its relation to the environment.
The Malaysian chapter of the Brahma Kumaris Spiritual University (BKWSU), a non-governmental organisation that advocates spiritual living, will hold a seminar on Dec 5 on spiritual consciousness and its effect on the environment and climate change.
Nagunanda said humans give off positive vibrations that can influence the surrounding environment and matter, such as oxygen or carbon that make up the atmosphere.
The talk on Monday will feature international lecturer and former BKWSU student Anthony Strabo on how science and spirituality can complement personal development, and also “mind over matter” management.
Environmental Protection Society Malaya president Nithi Nesadurai is also a key speaker on the environment, as he was a delegate to the United National Conference on Parties summits on climate change from 2000 to 2009.
The one-day seminar titled “Effects of Consciousness on Environment and Climate Change” will be held at the PJ Community Library. Admission is free.
MBPJ councillor Khairul Annuar said the seminar is important, and that the talk would give people tips and methods on how to be aware of caring for the environment in their daily routine.
He said no amount of council by-laws or legislation could change personal habits such as consumption or promote recycling.
“When we developed the Low Carbon Framework for Petaling Jaya, we knew that personal awareness was important,” he said.
It is open to the public.
The seminar will be held on Dec 5 at Dewan Ilmu Perpustakaan Komuniti Petaling Jaya from 7pm to 10pm.
For enquiries, call 012-208 0731 (Soon Bee Eam) or 012-477 1810 (Seit Yen).