Habits

Nourishing the Soul: The Link Between a Healthy Mind and Diet

From the earliest stages of our lives, we are drawn to the profound mysteries of the human soul. This innate curiosity about the essence of our being often leads us on a journey of self-discovery, seeking answers to life’s most profound questions.  One aspect of this holistic approach to wellness is the role of diet…

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Raja yoga meditation is an effective way for Stress Management

Stress and anxiety have become a global problem of today’s time. Today there is hardly any person who is completely free from stress. Many types of physical, psychological, intellectual and yogic methods as well as medical therapy are used for stress management today. Some of their dimensions are showing progressive results, although along with this,…

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Excess Baggage

When we travel from one place to another, be it city to city or one country to another, one major element besides the ticket or passport is baggage! Ever notice how we check what allowance we have even before booking or buying the ticket? Most of us are pretty familiar with the rules that also go with baggage allowance…

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Your A-Z Guide to Divine Virtues – Zeal

When one is zealous they have an extra boost that is energy to pursue there aim and objectives. This also enables them to fly over obstacles which may  come in their way.  So where does this energy come from? All energy that we have exists within the soul and we can decided how we would…

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Your A-Z Guide to Divine Virtues – Determination

When you believe in something deeply – you will find that you easily have the determination to see it through, no matter what obstacle comes your way but in-order to keep the determined thought active you need ensure you are checking-in various times of the day to ensure you are on track in fulfilling your goals.…

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Your A-Z Guide to Divine Virtues – Beauty

Todays virtue on Beauty teaches us a lesson that Beauty is light personified – that is light/ a star being given life and form which can be experienced. Beauty within – has power and this power can only grow when you recognise the light you are within, the spirit is filled with many qualities and has…

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Your A-Z Guide to Divine Virtues – Accuracy

We are all made of innate divine qualities. These contribute to both our mental and physical well being. Understanding the importance of each of these allows us to start using them in our everyday activities. We will be exploring the A-Z of divine virtues in these series. Posted once or twice a month.   Todays…

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Compassion Challenge Day 4 – Forgiveness

Forgiveness and Reconciliation Forgiveness means to “give” this means to offer compassion love, affection, good wishes and have pure feelings towards the self and others. It is also about letting go of the past and focusing on the now. It’s also vital not to play the blame game but to accept what is and see…

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Compassion Challenge Day 3 – Positivity

Positive Thinking The mind likes to think, to explore, to ponder and to consider.  It is, of course, necessary to think. However, it is not necessary to overthink, but that is exactly what, only too often, we do. If we think wasteful thoughts, the mind will go into the depths and breadth of that waste thought, turning it over and…

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Compassion Challenge Day 2 – Letting Go

Letting Go In order to bring about permanent change there comes a time when we need to look at what are we holding on to that is holding us back. Reflecting on this can allow dependencies to become supports to help us move forward instead. To be truly free there is a level of faith…

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Boundaries

In this time of the pandemic, boundaries have surfaced in public consciousness. Quarantine and lockdown have meant that we may no longer have private physical spaces to retreat to when we feel it is necessary to ‘step away’ for a moment. Having our physical movement confined and restricted has made us more aware and sensitive…

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A Day in Silence

Generally being an outspoken and free person, I had a fear of being in silence from a very young age. I did however know there were benefits in keeping silent at times, so I experimented with this several times in those days. It was always ok on the day, but I felt limited and sort…

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Freedom – Part 2b

Time Being present enables us to be contented all the time. Constant happiness can only be experienced when we are present. Why? All sadness/regret is based on something in the past that has already happened and all fear is based on something in the future that has not yet happened. If we are pre-occupied with…

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Freedom – Part 2a

Body The ego has put our sense of self into the body and the role that we play in the drama of life. The body is not who we are but as soon as we are born, others relate to us as though we are the form we inhabit. “What a pretty girl. What a…

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Freedom – Part 1a

Possessions Everything out there in the physical world is neutral. It is what it is. A car is a car. A dress is a dress. Any value judgement is a projection of opinion. “This is a nice dress.” Nice is a value judgement which I have projected onto the dress. The “nice” value is not…

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How to overcome adversity?

It is true that in life challenges and adversity are a certainty, but do they have to overwhelm and overpower us? Some respond to adversity incredibly well, dealing with them skillfully, optimistically, enthusiastically and appropriately. Whilst others often feel disheartened, perhaps defeated, disempowered – with feelings of “why me?”, as though life holds a personal…

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Helping children in finding their purpose

It has been said that children come through you but not from you – you may give them your love but not your thoughts (The Prophet, Khalil Gibran). From this we can denote the importance of lovingly overseeing the growth of a child, but not forcefully dominating or governing their lives. The former allows life…

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New Beginnings

The month of January is a time for making New Year’s resolutions. One of my goals this year is not to miss early morning meditation. My role model is Brahma Baba. This soul used to wake up at 1am to do meditation every day for 34 years without fail. It is good to set goals…

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10 Best Steps on Overcoming Anger

  Recognising First Signs Don’t do anything. Don’t act on the angry feeling. This is just an emotion. You can feel it without turning it into a behaviour. Response Try to step back from this feeling and label it, seeing that it is, in fact, separate from you. Notice its strength and how it pushes…

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Health Awareness

I recently attended a seminar on health awareness so that I can improve my health condition. I learnt some very useful things. The morning was divided between the three health care speakers: Dr. Prashant, Coordinator of the Brahma Kumaris Cambridge Center, Dr. Isabella Llewelyn, GP in North London, with a special interest in nutrition, cancer research and…

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Self-empowerment

Earlier this week I was able to develop the power to make a more permanent change to one of my negative personality habits. It was a habit ingrained in me since childhood and I had managed to get rid of it temporarily but then it returned. Since trying Raja Yoga Meditation I have now been…

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My self-worth

Recently I have started reminding myself of my good qualities during my early morning meditation. This is one way of keeping happy, strengthening your good qualities and appreciating the self. It helps me to stay in my self-respect too. Yesterday I attended a BK course on self-worth/self-esteem and it was amazing..so here’s what I learnt.…

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How to manage your mind

The battery of the soul has been discharging with history. We used to believe that by worshipping God we would please Him and our problems would be solved. Then when our problems were not solved we would start feeling annoyed, angry and dissatisfied etc…  Recently we have started wasting our time watching TV and entertaining…

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Strengthening Mental Health

I woke up this morning with a promise to myself that my negative thoughts will not defeat me and I am to work on strengthening my mental mind (health). However, very quickly, I found myself tangled in my morning routine, in judging, the right and the wrong and not what was wrong about me, but…

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An angel cares, shares and inspires

“Every two hours I will put a brake on my mind and my tongue. I step inside myself for a minute and become quiet; I stop, relax and observe. Once my understanding is clearer, I can re-enter the flow of daily activities with new-found direction. As soon as I notice myself complaining and blaming I…

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How to make self-progress in life

I always keep in my awareness that as an ambassador of peace, I am an important person and since I am studying for a degree in becoming a deity, I will accumulate marks in this birth towards that, so every action and mistake is important. Your position or role in life does not matter, what…

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Creating a healthy mind and body

In spirituality we say that there are three things which affect your longevity: hurry, worry and curry. These are three bad habits that can ruin a person’s good health. I think worry is the worst one as it is the hardest to control. A man leaves his house at 7.15 every morning to get to…

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International Yoga Day – 2015

Well, I didn’t see this one coming, did you? But, what a brilliant invention. The 21st June, which is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, known as the Summer Solstice, marks the transition from Uttarayan to Dakshinayana. Uttarayan, which begins on the shortest day, the Winter Solstice, marks the turning of…

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‘Coming and Going’

 It’s what we do. ‘Coming and Going’. It’s the rhythm of life itself. Have you ever noticed that we are either coming or going? Here and there, back and forth, to and from, from and to, even. It’s also happening on all levels in the physical world. From the spinning of the neutrons, electrons and…

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Anger,Fear and Peace – Part 2

The core of all of us spiritual beings is made of the energies of love, peace, purity, power and joy.  As we move through time, that core, vibration if you like,  is covered in the dust of the habits we acquire to protect this love, peace, purity, power and joy. Over time, we forget how…

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Anger, Fear and Peace – Part 1

Today I saw two people arguing. Well, I say arguing. They were both extremely professional and it was more a case of having to be quietly assertive, each one getting their own point across, trapped in the deep habit of needing to ‘win’. It made me think of all the times I have had to…

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St Patrick’s Day

St Patrick’s Day Wear something green, it’s St Patrick’s Day. Funny how a colour can represent an event, a feeling, or even a day isn’t it? This week was Ireland’s national holiday, and it’s celebrated internationally from Japan to Canada, from Russia to Malaysia, from South Korea to the International Space Station orbiting the earth, traveling at…

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The Power of Love: Cause & Effect

The philosophy is straight and simple—you get what you give. The Sanskrit word “karma” stands for action and its result, for the fact that whatever we sow in our lives returns to us sooner or later. It is a vast and deep concept from which we continue to learn new lessons. For the spiritual student,…

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If You Don’t Mind, Then It Doesn’t Matter

Isn’t the mind a devil at times; conjuring up a conspiracy against our peace, positivity and well-being! It can draft up negative or wasteful thoughts from simple situations and convince us to react rather than to respond. We need to befriend and bend our own mind if we are to steer it clear of making…

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