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Unveiling the True Meaning of Motherhood

Motherhood is a journey filled with countless moments of love, sacrifice, and strength. Beyond the biological ties, it is a role that encompasses empathy, resilience, and selflessness. Empathy allows mothers to connect deeply with their children, understanding their needs, fears, and joys on a level that transcends words. It is this empathetic bond that nurtures…

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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 – 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 – 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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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 – 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 6 – Self-Compassion

Self-Compassion It is easy to care for others or material possesions when we know that they belong to us. When it comes to the self we may sometimes forget our true values and qualities we possess. We take ourselves for granted, falling into a habit that may not be healthy for us and the impact…

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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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Attitude in relationships

Our attitude creates our perception of what is happening in our relationships in life. If I have the attitude that someone is irritating, I will always find something irritating in that person’s behaviour so my attitude is a mind set that determines my experience of the relationship. That attitude of irritation comes from the ego…

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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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True friendship

They say that true friends are hard to find, we all want true and good friends in our lives but are we that to our own self? The most important relationship in our life is the one that we have with our self. We tend to be kind, caring and thoughtful towards those around us,…

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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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Overcoming Temptation

Question: How to overcome temptation? Answer: An attractive proposal that I can’t take up. A bar of Belgian chocolate that my aunt just gave me, even though my doctor prohibited chocolate only last week. An alarm clock trying to wake me up at 5 a.m. after I got to bed at two. Dilemmas and temptations…

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Cultivating values in everyday life

Question: How to cultivate values in everyday life? Answer: Each morning, making time for silence to connect with the inner being gives the experience of the original qualities of the self – which are peace, love, truth, purity and happiness.  As I connect with these innate qualities, and emerge them in my awareness, I remember…

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Spiritual Growth in a Group Environment

For the past few months I have been regularly studying on the advanced course of meditation offered at the Brahma Kumaris Global Cooperation House in London. It is the international centre of the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University.  For the first time I am getting involved in a group environment on a long term basis.…

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How to be happy no matter what

I used to believe I would be happy once I found a job, or when others changed…Having the guidance of the One has helped me to accept situations and people. I am developing maturity and becoming fearless thanks to the One. People may still try to take my happiness away and I am learning not…

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What is Raja Yoga Meditation?

I have been following the study and practice of Raja Yoga meditation for over seven years.  Over time I have developed more discipline in my practice and have become better able to channel my thoughts and to feel content with who I am.  I have just completed the seven day Raja Yoga foundation course again…

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The Way of Effective Communication

Effective communication is probably the most important of all life skills. It helps us in every aspect of life, from our professional life, to social gatherings and everything in between. Good communication is about showing meaning in what we say and how we say it. A common cry heard in many interactions is: Say what…

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My wish to become an angel

There are a group of people in society who are trying to improve their character in order to help the human race survive. If we all learned to respect one another then we would have inner peace and we could have peace on earth. I am one of those many souls who are part of…

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How to beat depression

After many years of suffering from depression I am now overcoming it with the help of spirituality and medicine. It has been my experience that it is best to accept any illness and deal with it as quickly as possible to stop it from getting worse. Sometimes we are not powerful enough to overcome mental…

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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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Dealing with Fear

Fear seems be a constant companion for most of us these days. It’s become so part and parcel of our lives, that without it, life would seem very strange indeed. Yet, when it comes, it creates the havoc of anxiety and doubt, sabotaging our joy, enthusiasm and determination, resulting in poor attitudes and performance, not…

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Gaining Inner Power

I joined an engineering course as a university student, choosing engineering mainly for the good salary. I studied engineering up to PhD level at one of the world’s top universities and ended up with depression and no friends. I then decided I would work in the Education sector instead. I am now much happier and…

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Peace in the Park 2015

July 2015, and you would imagine that the British Summertime would be well under way. After all, it’s all over by September anyway, right? So, sunshine should be pretty much guaranteed? Nope. No. In fact, absolutely not. The fourth weekend in July is the Summer Festival of Peace in the Park. It is a spiritual…

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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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Domestic Violence

BBC Documentary ‘Beaten by my Boyfriend’ (first screened 25 March 2015) Watching the above documentary, made me wonder about our society.  The programme did not come to any clear conclusion about why domestic violence is reaching epidemic proportions.  violence’ and ‘domestic ‘are two words which should not co-habit !  Whatever the cruel world has in…

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The Creative Process

Creative energy is an amazing thing. It’s as if it is not here on this plane of existence at all, but that it just arrives in a moment of requisite. As if it is sent from up above, or that it is just drifting through the air like an invisible thought-form or abstract concept, until…

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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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Just A Minute

Just A Minute Last week at school, in maths, I was working with a group of children to get a sense of how long one minute lasts. They took turns to carry out different activities and see how far they could get in one minute. How many times can you write your name in one…

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Just A Moment

Just A Moment Start the Day Well Is it a very good morning? If the day begins with my thoughts scattered in many different directions or with anxiety about a situation due to occur later in the day, it will prove difficult to maintain a positive attitude all the time. This is because my first…

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Appreciation, The Art of Thinking

Appreciation, The Art of Thinking Today is a good day.  A walk by the sea, the cold, fresh air,  invigorating as I move, snug in my warm coat and stout shoes. The sun shines.  I breathe deeply with good health. There are other people out and about and polite exchanges are made as we pass…

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Meditation – a practical tool

Meditation is a practical tool for life. Through meditation, we begin to emerge and enhance a whole new set of skills to manage, enjoy and thrive in our lives.  Anyone can emerge these skills if they want to. Everyone can benefit, wherever they are in the world, whatever they are doing, whoever they are if…

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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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Is Mindfulness Enough?

Mindfulness, an awareness of everyday living, creates the capacity to see how one’s thoughts, words, feelings and actions impact and create our reality. One of the aims of mindfulness is to create new possibilities for betterment and new horizons of understanding. Mindfulness cherishes the value of being and enhances its respect. However, is mindfulness enough…

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