UEF Selections

The UEF Rabbit hole

Rabbit Hole: Used especially in the phrase going down the rabbit hole or falling down the rabbit hole, a rabbit hole is a metaphor for something that transports someone into a wonderfully (or troublingly) surreal state or situation. On the internet, a rabbit hole frequently refers to an extremely engrossing and time-consuming topic.

Research can be quite the ‘rabbit hole’ sometimes, but like Alice in Wonderland, it can also transport you into a wonderfully thought provoking and mind-enriching experience. Our research constantly helps us to discover treasures of knowledge, deep reflection and interesting perspectives. On this page, we bring you such delightful discoveries.


Deepak Chopra’s Book of Secrets

“Finding the hidden dimensions in yourself is the only way to fulfill your deepest hunger,” writes bestselling author Deepak Chopra. He is convinced that all the wisdom and guidance we need for the arduous journey of life is already present within: all we have to do is tap into this reservoir of truth. What does he mean by this? Chopra delineates a few principles: Your awareness is always open to change. You feel acceptance for all others as your equal. You feel a sense of connection with your source. Your being is cradled in the rhythms of the universe. Read more




Bridging Differences — The Greater Good

In an interesting article on Bridging Differences, in UC Berkeley’s The Greater Good, they say, differences don’t necessarily need to divide people, but we do have a tendency, rooted in evolution, to split the world into “us” and “them”—and to treat members of our own “ingroup” with kindness while behaving badly toward outside groups. These tendencies can be especially pronounced at times when we feel stressed or threatened, anxious about our own security or survival…. Read More

Knowledge acquired by human beings has been increasing at an exponential rate for over a century. However, we have yet to make commensurate progress in human flourishing. This is because knowledge has been getting increasingly fragmented and sits mostly in silos. The UEF believes that if we can integrate knowledge across the silos of time, civilizations, geographies and academic disciplines.