What is a successful life?

Today, in this modern era, we think fast, speak fast, eat fast, walk fast. Modern society puts pressure on us to move at a quick pace. It is so easy to get caught up in things that we can become like robots. We can forget how to truly live; we become disconnected from our souls […]

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Self-love: the spiritual case for loving yourself

The see-saw is considered a child’s toy, but its mechanism is apparent in life’s conditions : Up and down Balance and imbalance Of course, the principles in operation are those of the law of bal­ances. This law of balances also plays an important role in the life of a human beings. Pain and suffering become […]

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Transcending the Ego

Many successful people, having achieved most or all of the goals they set for themselves, find that they are still not happy. Something does not feel right. After running out of goals, those whose lives become frustrated and then intolerable sometimes feel driven to seek outside help. They want to know, “How come things aren’t […]

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Karma is now

“Karma” is not a word native to the English language. Indeed, it is a Sanskrit word meaning “act” or “action”.  It is often associated with Eastern religions such as Hinduism and Buddhism.  However, many of us in the West (and in many other locations around the world)  have some form of basic understanding of this […]

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The Choice is Yours

Have you read the words of Robert Frost, in the last verse of The Road Not Taken? “I shall be telling this with a sigh, somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference.” It deals with […]

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The Rose – reflections on its meaning

The rose can have several meanings across many different cultures and traditions. This beautiful flower that we can find growing in our garden is most commonly associated with love. Indeed, the red rose can be a symbol of passion, a gift between lovers. The Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite, is often depicted with roses in […]

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The Good within us all

I have read so many articles telling me how we should see the good that lies within each person. I have encountered some really inspirational people who encourage me to see the positive in other people and in the things that happen. And yet I sometimes feel like this isn’t quite enough. I might feel […]

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The Influence of the Mystical Life

We are all influenced to a greater or lesser degree by the circumstances in which we find ourselves. Our environment, which we ourselves have helped to create, has had much effect upon us all, but the greatest influence is through our own thoughts and conduct. What we think and what we do makes us what […]

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Loneliness and the spiritual path

There are times in life when friends and family may surround us and yet we still feel so very much alone. At other times, we are lonely because we live alone and spend a lot of time on our own. One form of loneliness is circumstantial, in which, for a variety of reasons, many people […]

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The Art of Compassion

The word “compassion” derives from the Latin words com (together) and pati (suffering or feeling). This has generally been taken to mean the feeling of sorrow or deep pity for the suffering of others. Compassion is not so much an uncommon word as an uncommon experience in Western culture. As a word, it is difficult […]

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