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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True Wisdom – the importance of reflection

True wisdom is less presuming than folly. The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind; the fool is obstinate, and doubteth not; he knoweth all things but his own ignorance. Akhenaton There comes a time in our lives when we believe we have reached a certain level of mastery. It can be mastery of […]

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I have learned…

Lessons are not reserved to the classroom or to a time when we were once enrolled as students in a school. Lessons continue in all aspects of our lives. As Mystics and Seekers on the spiritual path, the phrase ‘life is the greatest teacher’ should not be overlooked. No matter our age and regardless of the […]

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Our thoughts

“It is a metaphysical fact that for each minute of time we spend in thoughts of unfavourable impressions, unkind criticism, or hate toward any person, there will be hours of physical and mental suffering as a reaction. The first thing to do, then, in considering the relief of any mental or physical condition is to […]

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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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“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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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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