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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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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Commitment – staying true to our resolutions

Today marks the the first day of Spring in my part of the world. A new season, a new beginning. But New Year Resolutions season is past. And the chances are, if you were optimistic enough to make any, they are now in the same state as the midnight fireworks of December 31st – mere […]

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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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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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