Posts Tagged: mindfulness

Soul
Non-judgment: Finding Acceptance in Our Unity of Purpose
May 6, 2017
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Like I mentioned in my last article, “Why We Meet the People We Meet”, I am fan of the many creation stories that exist out there. Many of these stories tell a tale of Source existing in a formless space of darkness. Source had always been there, unencumbered by the constraints of the illusion of […]
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Why We Meet the People We Meet
April 19, 2017
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When we were little we used to make bets by crossing our pinkie fingers. These bets were binding, social contracts that we honored religiously (especially if they involved morning loaf in boarding school), and are one of my earliest lessons on honor and keeping my word. I’d never questioned why we used our pinkie fingers […]
Soul
Self-betrayal: 5 Transformative Steps to Stop Sabotaging your Own Happiness
March 8, 2017
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You can probably think of a few times you’ve said yes to something you didn’t want. For most of us, it was hardwired in our upbringing to be receptive to other people’s needs and that sacrificing for the good of others is a virtue to be sought after and admired. So when the boss hands […]
Soul
4 Life-changing Motivations to Live Authentically
February 17, 2017
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Tap into your own true power Soul or the True Self has the power to choose the experiences it desires. As soul is pure and perfect, it also chooses experiences that are in divine order. The phrases “as above, so below” and “thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven” come to […]
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Authenticity: Find Bliss in Discovering and Becoming Your True Self
February 17, 2017
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We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience. – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin If you have been to a job interview, a date, or any other social event requiring introductions, you have – at least once in your lifetime – had this question posed to you. […]
Mind Soul
5 Ways to Conquer your Ego’s Fear and Need for Control
February 8, 2017
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When we are driven by ego and fear, our natural disposition is to seek control over people and situations. Relationships are perfect ground for exerting such control whether consciously or unconsciously, because it is in relating with others that the ego feels most vulnerable to rejection and disapproval. So we tweak some details about ourselves […]
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5 Signs that your Ego is Controlling You
February 8, 2017
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Colloquially, the term ‘ego’ is used to refer to a person’s sense of self-esteem or self-worth. To put it simply, it is a person’s self-image – who they think they are and who they would like others to think they are. It is the part of us that drives us to dress, speak, walk and […]
Mind Soul
Self-handicapping: How it’s keeping you from your full potential
January 30, 2017
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I finally started on my new year’s fitness routine. I got an app that reminds me to drink water throughout the day and keeps a graph of how well I’m doing. I’m currently on the 20th percentile, meaning that I’m only managing to drink two out of the recommended eight glasses a day. It’s fairly hot […]
Mind
4 Lies you’re telling yourself that are keeping you from success
January 20, 2017
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I just don’t have the time When it comes to self-growth this is probably the biggest lie you have been telling yourself. You enumerate all your responsibilities and conclude that self-growth belongs in the bottom pile. The irony is that self-growth is pivotal to the improvement of your life and the more effort you put […]
Body
3 Healthy Morning Routines to Jumpstart your Day
January 6, 2017
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In this fast-paced world where we have to battle traffic jams and road rage even before we get to work, getting a healthy start to the day is not only essential for our bodies, but also for our sanity. The way your begin your day largely determines how the rest of your day goes. These […]
Soul
Lessons from the prince who became Buddha (Part Four)
November 28, 2016
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Self-exploration is the key to awakening the self and core to the human experience. While with the ascetics, Siddhartha spent a great deal of time and effort numbing his senses and denying himself the human experiences of hunger and contentment, pain and pleasure, desire and fulfilment. But now he realized that he didn’t need to […]
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Lessons from the prince who became Buddha (Part Three)
November 21, 2016
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The purpose of life is to gain the human experience and make peace with it. Once more, while pondering this discontent, rumours of a holy man, the Buddha named Gotama reached the Samanas in the village. It is interesting to note that even though the man was the Buddha, the holy of the holy, the […]
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Lessons from the Prince who became Buddha (Part Two)
November 14, 2016
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When Siddhartha’s discontent had grown to an almost frenzy, the stars aligned in his favour and a group of Samanas (ascetics – people who practiced a ruthless form of self-denial and discipline) passed through his town while on a pilgrimage. Their clothes were tattered, their backs were bloody and when they walked by, you could […]
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Lessons from the Prince who became Buddha (Part One)
November 7, 2016
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I’ve recently finished reading Herman Hesse’s Siddhartha: The Prince who became Buddha, a suspenseful and enlightening narration by all accounts. In twelve short chapters we are told the story of Siddhartha who having grown up under the guidance of his father, a Brahman (priest), grows increasingly dissatisfied with the rituals of sacred ablution, offerings and […]
Mind Soul
Parable Sunday: The Wise Farmer
September 25, 2016
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Once upon a time there was an old farmer who had worked his crops for many years. One day his horse ran away. Upon hearing the news, his neighbors came to visit. “Such bad luck,” they said sympathetically. “Perhaps,” the farmer replied. The next morning the horse returned, bringing with it three other wild horses. […]
21-Day-projects
Parable Sunday: The Troubles Tree
September 2, 2016
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The carpenter I hired to help me restore an old farmhouse had just finished a rough first day on the job. A flat tire made him lose an hour of work, his electric saw quit, and now his ancient pickup truck refused to start. While I drove him home, he sat in stony silence. On arriving, he invited […]
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Parable Sunday: Snowflakes
August 28, 2016
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One quiet and peaceful morning, it was snowing. The fluffy snowflakes slowly circled in a captivating dance, slowly falling to earth. Two little snowflakes flying close to each other struck up a conversation and to avoid drifting away from each other, they held each other’s hands. One of the snowflakes said cheerfully, “Flying is such an […]
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Religion Vs Spirituality: On which side do you fall?
May 6, 2016
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In recent years, people have begun distinguishing between religion and spirituality. The question of separating the two has been a contentious one as people seeking to make this distinction have been seen to question mainstream religions such as Christianity, Islam and Judaism and attribute negative qualities to them, in favor of spirituality. Debate has sparked over […]
Mind Soul
The Universe and You
March 18, 2016
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You may have come to a point in your life when you’re wondering what your purpose in life is. What is your place in the universe? In the grand scheme of things, just where exactly do you stand? Here’s what you need to know. Everything in the world, is energy. If you’ve been to a […]
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12 Simple Ideas on how to Nourish your Soul
February 20, 2016
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For most of our lives, we are taught to identify with our bodies and minds. Once we are born, the first 25 or so years of our lives are spent going through a wanting education system (in most parts of the world anyway). We are taught that we must be brilliant in school or be […]