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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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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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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‘We Can Change The World’!

I stumbled across this wonderful music video that really inspired me. I find this uplifting because it is great to see mysticism embedded in a modern day rap  like this. It addresses so many big issues both in one’s personal life and also in the wider world. If we can remember even in times of distraction  that […]

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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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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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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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