Positive thinking – cultivating beauty within your mind

Do you have a garden in your mind? A strange question, perhaps. What I mean by that is: do you cultivate the thoughts in your mind just as you would beautiful plants in your own garden? If you plant the most positive thoughts your mind can understand, then you’ll have a beautiful garden in your […]

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An inspiring quote from an astronaut…

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly writes in his book Endurance: “I’ve learned that following the news from space can make Earth seem like a swirl of chaos and conflict, and that seeing the environmental degradation caused by humans is heartbreaking. I’ve also learned that our planet is the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen and that […]

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Are you resilient? 5 ways we can all build some resilience

The writings of the psychotherapist and author Amy Morin inspired me to enter a period of deep reflection one morning on the age-old issue of why some people succeed, survive and even thrive when others in similar circumstances fare far less well. We all face setbacks, we all face defeat at times, but why do […]

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Open your eyes! Awakening to the world around us

There’s an exercise I’m fond of doing which I don’t do often, mainly because it requires sitting comfortably outdoors for a period of time, and in the frustrating climate of the British Isles, it’s a rare occasion when it’s both dry and warm enough to do so! Having said that, it’s an exercise I’m sure […]

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Know Yourself – Raymund Andrea on Self Knowledge

The formula “Know thyself” has been paraphrased countless times and in many different forms, all of which are familiar to us in our reading of occult literature and most of which throw more or less light upon the original meaning. These formulae have a deeply cosmic import and prove somewhat disconcerting when analysed reflectively. To […]

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Find the Gap! Discovering and nurturing your inner silence

“Please mind the gap” We hear it every time we use the London Underground. And, of course, we know what gap is being referred to. It’s pretty specific – the gap between the train and the platform, and you don’t want to get your foot in it ever. There exists another sort of gap though, […]

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