Spirituality

Cooking with Compassion

Cooking with compassion The spiritual element “As a person eats, so he thinks. As a person thinks, so he acts. As a person acts, so he is.” So how do I get the passion for cooking with compassion at the Brahma Kumaris encourages individuals to take a more spiritual approach to all aspects of life including…

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Create a “Team spirit” to be sucessful

The successful industrialist of the world, Henry Ford, gives the credit of his life’s success to the team spirit and says that – “Getting together is the beginning of progress towards success, staying together is the development and working together is the beginning of success.”  The achievements of any institution, organisation or association are the…

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The Illusion of FEAR

How many times have we used the phrase “I’m afraid I can’t do…” or “if I go ahead with this I’m afraid…”, I’m afraid so and so will…”. I’m sure many of you may be nodding your head right now, thinking yes I have used these phrases. Well let me tell you, by using the word afraid…

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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 – Yield

There are two meanings for Yield.  One is to cultivate that is to produce good results, two is to surrender  – this sometimes means to give in. In the spiritual context it means to dedicate. The two meanings go hand in hand, when we dedicate our lives to a higher purpose or power that of goodness…

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Your A-Z Guide to Divine Virtues – Xenial

Xenial is the ability to live as a guest  – our mind should understand we have come to earth to live here temporary but we need to also have a way of living here? The way of being hospitable and friendly to our brothers and sisters who share the same earth. Friendship is one of…

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Your A-Z Guide to Divine Virtues – Wisdom

Knowledge is about accumulating facts and information, while wisdom is about using judgment in applying that knowledge in life’s situations. This means knowledge is a gift that comes to us with a big responsibility – of churning on it, applying it in life and converting into wisdom. Wisdom shows us how to think and how…

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Your A-Z Guide to Divine Virtues – Victory

To be victorious I must understand what values I need and offer to others, when I do this I have a clear aim and direction. I ask myself which values I want to live with,  is it time, others, respect. According to my values so will be my qualities, this enables me to have peace,…

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Your A-Z Guide to Divine Virtues – Unity

Everything always works better when there is unity. Whether in our home or workplace. Unity is a mutual respect that is to see all as equal and individual. It is an acceptance  with less expectations. It is when each one comes together and cooperates with each other. When there is unity there is naturally strength.…

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Your A-Z Guide to Divine Virtues – Tolerance

True tolerance is about respecting and accepting differences. It means giving up any expectation that we have or want over people and situations It requires the realisations that we do not need control people and circumstances to make things go right at that time.  We need to be able to create a space for quality…

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Your A-Z Guide to Divine Virtues – Sweetness

The fastest way to someone’s heart is to be sweet to them. Maybe the reason we all crave and love sweets is because we all crave to taste the sweetness of life. To avoid any kind of bitterness in my interactions I need to let go of mistakes both my own and those of other…

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Your A-Z Guide to Divine Virtues – Responsibility

‘Responsibility’ which means the ‘Ability To Respond’. In order to respond right in every situation, our first priority should be a stable mind. Tending to the needs of the mind with love helps us master the Self, and thereby master our World. In order to respond well we first need check in with myself first…

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Your A-Z Guide to Divine Virtues – Quality

Universal values, such as happiness, peace and love, are innate qualities in the soul of every human being. They bring quality to our lives and dignity to our species. For this reason values are possibly our most precious possession. They give life its sparkle. Every soul has seven qualities which are the original nature of a soul. They…

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Your A-Z Guide to Divine Virtues – Positivity

Meditation allows us to accumulate a stock of pure and positive thoughts, this will easily and automatically finish all waste and negativity. Where there is light darkness does not exist, in the same way, wasteful and negative thoughts are just a lack of a pure and positive state of mind. Our mind likes to think,…

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Your A-Z Guide to Divine Virtues – Obedience

Obedience means understanding everything that comes my way and allowing it to guide life in the right way – because nothing comes without a reason. An obedient mind is able to see the positive aspect and understand why there is that kind of a situation and humbly allows the situation to do its work. To…

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Your A-Z Guide to Divine Virtues – Nobility

Nobility – Royalty and Purity are all one in the same because a noble persons qualities and high principles can be said to be truly royal….. If you say that someone is a noble person, you admire and respect them because they are unselfish and morally good.  Whoever comes in contact with such a Nobel…

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Your A-Z Guide to Divine Virtues – Mercy

Mercy does not mean to condone wrong acts. To have true mercy on the self and others we need to empower the self spiritually so that we can conquer our weaknesses.   We can empower the self and others by looking at only the good. “There is no good or bad person. Circumstances trigger their right…

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Your A-Z Guide to Divine Virtues – Love

What is true love? People may have different definitions of it, but many of us must agree that true love is altruistic and unconditional; it means loving others without expecting something in return from them. However, we find it difficult as we want a return for everything we give, including love. We begin to expect…

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Your A-Z Guide to Divine Virtues – Kindness

Kindness is the act of showing respect to other s whilst being in your own self respect.  It begins with small gestures such as saying ‘please’, ‘thank you’, ‘excuse me’, or ‘I am sorry’. It can also be offering a helping hand, waiting for your turn, returning a phone call, or even responding with a…

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Your A-Z Guide to Divine Virtues – Joy

Human beings have lost the experience of true, lasting joy. There is a state of being or experience that transcends the need to engage or indulge in sensual pleasures.  It is not dependent on situations or people’s behaviour towards us. It is much more than happiness–it is known as supersensuous joy – this is what…

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Your A-Z Guide to Divine Virtues – Introspection

In a world where things have become showy, noisy and full of superficialities, it is difficult to appreciate the power of introspection. Though it is the greatest means to refresh ourselves, we sometimes forget to use the art of introspection which simply means becoming still for a few moments. When we experiment by using a…

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Your A-Z Guide to Divine Virtues – Humility

In spiritual language humility is about being egoless.  As we drop the labels of the body, our roles, performances and all those details of body consciousness, we automatically become egoless, which means humble.  Humility is an innate quality within the soul, one has no ego about anything because someone who has humility is simply in…

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Your A-Z Guide to Divine Virtues – Generosity

Being generous  is not only about contributing money to charity, or volunteering your time for a worthy cause.  It’s about creating an attitude of giving, anytime, anywhere.  Giving up your seat on the train for someone else, giving way whilst driving, listening to a friend who needs a shoulder to lean on, are all fine examples of…

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Your A-Z Guide to Divine Virtues – Faith

Faith is the energy of understanding, that helps us realies that anything is possible, even if its not visible in-front of our eyes and more then that even when it is not visible within our reason.  The success that comes from faith is closely linked to what we can let go. When we let go…

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Your A-Z Guide to Divine Virtues – Enthusiasm

Enthusiasm is a quality that naturally belongs to us, it is found within the spirit, and it just needs to be ignited from time to time.  Much like the muscles in the body, they need to be exercised in order to be toned and shaped. So when we raise our level of consciousness, we raise…

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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 – Contentment

Contentment is when I show love and appreciation for myself and the role I am playing.  It is looking at my own goodness and spreading that good vibration around. Contentment allows me stay in my self respect and having faith that everything I need is provided in abundance and therefore I can give unconditionally and…

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Creating a non-violent community

Recently the safety of women has come to the frontline in the news and this is because we are still experiencing threats to our lives due to the growth of vice. However if we understand who we really are, that is a spiritual being made-up of values we would never come to see such actions…

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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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Self-Soothing – Stillness in the Storm

Welcome to our Stillness in the Storm (SITS) blog. Each month we look forward to introducing you to one of the seven tools for coping with fear and uncertainty explored in our recently published SITS book. We aim to briefly introduce a theme and give you a selection of practices you can try out during…

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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 7 – Good Wishes

Good Wishes  Our thoughts have power, this power can transform the vibrations in the worlds and these vibrations in turn can bring about the change required to shift any obstacle. We often live unconsciously letting these thoughts go to waste. In meditation we are consciously becoming aware of these thoughts and start using them more…

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Compassion Challenge Day 5 – Giving

Giving Nature is always giving to us the support of light, food, water and a place to live in. It’s important to acknowledge how the earth has supported us. People around us are also giving, it could be through the services we receive or the support we may require. If you look at the bigger…

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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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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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Healing Our Earth – Nourishing body and soul – Vegetarian pure cooking

In today’s information age, we are continually bombarded with details about the physical aspects of what we eat and the effects that different ingredients may or may not have, and naturally this is important. But in this welter of information, we tend to overlook one crucial factor: the consciousness of the person cooking and the…

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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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THE ART OF NON-ATTACHMENT

How does the ego convince us that it is real? Emotions sustain the ego because emotions feel real. Emotions come from the ‘my’ value we project onto things or people but that value is not a part of the object or person we call ‘mine’. My car has value for me but that ‘my’ value…

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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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The Subtlety of Self-Respect

We create an external personality which we call the ego from the external and material influences of our lives and it is the ego that is the source of our sorrow and lack of self respect. The self, the soul, the real I, is already perfect, a peaceful, loving, wise and happy being, infinitely worthy…

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