This is my first in a series of 'short histories' which will outline important historic events that have shaped the world, in as brief a space as possible. It's history ~ in a nutshell.
The wealth in the world could be tapped into as a resource for the greater good.
We have to take responsibility for our thinking as much as we do for our speech and our actions.
Breathing affects the mind and the mind affects the breathing.
Kundalini is the primordial life force that is found in everything.
Raja yoga is directly concerned with the development of the mental faculties through concentration and meditation practices.
Bhakti is the ancient Indian Sanskrit term which literally means devotion.
Yoga is the union of the lower self with the Higher Self. Ultimately, it means oneness with the Godhead.
As soon as the creed takes over, the heart of the belief is lost.
Everything is energy, and energy can never be destroyed.
When reincarnation is looked at logically and deeply, it appears that there are very sound reasons for its actuality.
The soul carries all its experiences with it, bringing back subtle but often indefinable memories within the subconscious memory.
Meditation is only possible when the mind is silent.
In order to be self-aware, you must first know that you are asleep.
How much success do we need in the world, under the current definition of what success actually means?
With yoga, it is almost impossible to list all of the many and varied benefits. Three of my favourite postures are described here.
There is a spiritual maxim which states, Thoughts are Things. When we have this understanding, we can then use our thinking more constructively.
In order to truly become abundant, we must first experience what it feels like.
In my opinion, no home should be without a bottle of dandelion tincture, always ready and on hand!
We are going to step outside of ourselves; we are going beyond what we think we are. We are going to realise the infinite amongst the finite.
At the Centre of the Cyclone, there is a point of Peace...
In traditional Eastern spirituality the symbol of the lotus flower is often used to reflect and meditate on as a method of connecting to the inner self, or soul.
The rose represents many different levels of spiritual development from the tightly closed green bud which hides its folds of blooms in the calyx to the fully fledged rose that has opened to its limit.
If God does not exist, then you have nothing to gain or lose by praying; on the other hand, if some kind of Deity does exist, then you may have absolutely everything to gain by praying.
...it is also one of the very best meditation practices for developing the ability to fix the mind on one point. It can vastly increase your ability to concentrate.
The breath flowing into the nostrils has a calming effect upon the central nervous system and is one of the best things that you can do for well-being and general health.
We need to become so still, as still as a statue, that even the breathing will ultimately become subdued.
Firstly, we must not think of Karma and the Law of Attraction as necessarily being two separate subjects, or separate spiritual laws.
The world is full of different opinions; it doesn't matter what the subject is, but opinions will appear.
It's actually seen in the 'little' things. It's the small things that are the tip of a monstrous iceberg of self-interest.
much of what we see in human behaviour simply doesn't make any sense at all.
We must remind ourselves that to be too sure of our beliefs may be one of the most detrimental concepts to true human development and evolution.
Why have we never had a lesson plan that would engage pupils in open discussion, from the earliest ages, on the ‘values’ of life, and the ‘qualities’ that make a good person
Since very early prehistoric times archaeologists have discovered evidence that humans have always believed in an afterlife and hence in a God or gods in some form or other.
The common thread which connects creativity, in all its forms, is an altered state in the individual's consciousness.
Sometimes we need to discover what kind of writing we excel at and try out several formats and genres to discover who we are in the world of literature.
The hero and heroine will always attract readership.
The short story is making a comeback!
I believe that responsible writing will aim to help the reader to make up their own mind without necessarily having an 'agenda' per se.
We often hear comments on 'writing style' in the literary world.
How to use other tools to help you overcome Writer's Block.
If anyone has ever watched a Shakespeare play, or better still, read a Shakespeare play, the discerning and sensitive reader will recognise that the plays were meant to be used as a teaching tool.
For most of my life I have been fascinated by Body Language. I have always unconsciously noticed how people walk, hold themselves, scratch their noses, fidget, or cross their arms...
A lot of writers struggle to find inspiration for their work; I would like to offer some tips of my own that work like a dream for me.
Many people have asked what it takes to make a great writer. Many writers like to define it. There are so many good writers on the market and a lot of poor ones.