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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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 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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Seeking Cosmic Consciousness: 3 ways to reconnect

People for centuries have spoken of the existence of a profoundly spiritual experience known as Cosmic Consciousness. This can be described as a higher level of level of awareness and consciousness, and some describe it as the experience of ‘knowing God’. Its essence cannot really be captured in words, but some of those who have […]

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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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Music – an outward expression of an inner desire

Music has always stirred the most profound feelings that words could never describe. Is it any wonder that music is so often used as a guide to the journey within, a way of communing with the deeper Self? Music is generally perceived in two ways: either (a) the technical/mechanical performance of the art, or (b) […]

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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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“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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