The Forty Rules of Love

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and whether we celebrate it or not, love certainly does cross our minds on this day. You’ll probably hear a conversation about someone’s romantic plans (or lack of!) and see numerous posts about it on your social media. You’ve probably already noticed a greater amount of love-hearts in shop windows, bouquets […]

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An introvert’s guide to self-acceptance

When following the spiritual path, the importance of silence cannot be underestimated. Finding periods of silence, meditation and self-reflection are very important in our spiritual journeys and for introverts these are not the most foreign of concepts. introvert (n.) a person predominantly concerned with their own thoughts and feelings rather than with external things There […]

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Fulfilling our aspirations

I love Greek and Latin derivatives in the English language, because by using them you can say exactly what you mean. When I looked up the word aspiration I found that it came from the Latin word aspirare. aspirare  a combination of two words “ad” to or towards   “spirare” to breathe Aspirations are as […]

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The Essence of Love

In rare moments of clear vision, we are able to observe ourselves dispassionately from an altitude of spiritual contemplation. We desire truth ardently, and in good time it dawns with the clearness of light upon the mental vision. In these calm periods of hindsight, the truth about ourselves and of life, of our growth and […]

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“We went to the Moon as technicians; we returned as humanitarians” – A pesrpective on the overview effect

A friend of mine forwarded me an interesting article on the ‘overview effect’ and how viewing the Earth from space has literally transformed the lives of several astronauts. The overview effect is described as a shift in awareness resulting from viewing the Earth from orbit or from the lunar surface. My favourite quotes of the […]

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Staying positive…and being realistic? How to conquer our inner-sceptics

We’ve all heard of the phrase “Be realistic!” It is not a foreign concept in today’s age to carry a healthy level of scepticism. We live in a society where evidence and concrete findings are favoured. Gone are the days where someone can simply sell us these amazing claims and we will blindly nod along. […]

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An approach to living

“Despite the trials and tribulations of life, always consider life the most precious gift the Cosmic ever granted human beings, because it is the medium of our spiritual evolution and the source of the happiness we seek. Furthermore, regard your body as the temple of your soul, and take great care of it.”  Rose + […]

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Let there be peace – and let it begin with me

“Peace manifests externally but begins internally–that is, in the thinking, idealism, and mental discipline of each individual. Peace must begin with the individual and work outward.” Ralph M. Lewis Many believe that peace must exist on a grand-scale, otherwise it does not exist at all. In our search for peace, we may feel a bit […]

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Unity within diversity

Unity without uniformity, diversity without fragmentation. To understand the ways of the world we must begin by understanding the workings within. In the literal sense, one cannot begin to understand the necessity of diversity in order to make the many, one, on the outside, if one cannot see it reflected inside. The alchemists of the 16th and […]

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The act of giving…

“No one has ever become poor by giving” Anne Frank I picked up this inspirational quote on the Old Vic website, which advertises an interesting Christmas event coming up about ‘The Science of Generosity’.  There is such a timeless and fundamental truth at the heart of Anne Frank’s words – it’s good to see the […]

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