• Mind Your Senses

    We often use the term: ‘Mind your own business.’  But how about minding our own senses? If Raja Yoga is mastery over the ‘self’, then who is the ‘self’, and who or what are we supposed to be mastering?

    There are many stories and poems from around the world, and they describe the body with all its senses as a kingdom to be mastered.  The senses are often referred to as wild horses which need to be tamed.  They run off into many different directions, and the one holding the reins has to have the strength and the expertise to guide them gently back on track.

  • To Be Peaceful, Or To Be Right? It’s Your Choice

    How many times have we stressed our self out and suffered in trying to prove our point?  And was it really worth it?  Where did it leave us? With more self-respect, or in complete loss and feeling depleted?  If there are legitimate disputes and we have certain rights to claim, there are the legal systems in place to register our disagreements.  But I am talking here about the daily ups and downs in life with those souls who are in our orbit. We call them family and friends, our inner circle so to speak.  Sometimes we have to ask ourselves: Is it really worth the fight to prove ourselves right?  You decide.

  • Light Up Your Life

    The lighting of the lamp during Diwali, usually a clay vessel and a white cotton wick, symbolises igniting the spiritual light of the soul while seated in the body of clay.  The light is fuelled by the oil of knowledge through the wick of the intellect.  The intensity of the light generated depends on the extent to which we absorb the oil of knowledge and expand our understanding. 

  • What’s the Time?

    Sometimes all it takes is 22 seconds to destroy a relationship of 22 years.  With the choice of our words we can destroy in a few seconds what took several years to build.  It’s all about how we used that moment; to make it or break it.  Basically, we need to ask ourselves:  How much we are thinking and acting from love?  Sometimes we make poor choices in life.

  • Who Needs to Change?

    To change places is easy but it is not as rewarding as changing the self.  When I change myself, then I can be self-assured that I can be anywhere and I will survive and thrive. I will not live with the fear of having to avoid those difficult people, places or problems. I really do not want to keep manifesting the same problem over and over again at a different time, a different place or with different people, because it will still be the same old me!!

  • Inner Peace and Inner Power Retreat, 2018

    One thing we must learn is that we cannot maintain peace without silence or meditation.  We may get fleeting moments of peace in our life, but they all pass momentarily.  Perhaps, we may find that drinking a cup of coffee or smoking a cigarette gives us the experience of peace.  But, that is only temporary for as long as our cup of coffee or cigarette lasts!  But lasting peace comes from a place deep inside.  Going right to the core of our being.  For us to find that quality of peace, then we will need stillness of both the mind and body.

  • Soul Wear

    In this world of first impressions, the desire to ‘make our mark’ is often irresistible.  We are conditioned and encouraged by society’s current day values to judge by appearances, and sometimes we look no further.  However if we only ‘judge the book by its cover’ then imagine what we are missing!  If we fail to see beyond the outer, embellished layer, then we cannot avail ourselves of the treasures that are contained within.

  • Be The Rose

    Almost everyone is stunned by roses and their brilliance in terms of colours, fragrance, beautifully curated petals and fragrance.  Our focus is so much on their beauty that we miss to notice the number of thorns on their stems until we are pricked!  (Ouch!).  Lost in the magnificence we don’t even stop to think that such art was created out of soil and manure.  Nature has it perfectly planned that no matter what seed is planted; the elements will unite to help bring out the best potential of the seed.

  • Sharing and Caring Begins with Good Feelings

    When we care about someone our communication is ignited from a place of love and so there are no “real” obstacles – our tolerance and willingness to understand is effortless.  What we lack is love for our fellow brothers.  Every soul is bankrupt of spiritual power and that is why each one wants to receive before giving.  Imagine a world where everyone is a giver and not a taker.

  • Overcoming Codependency

    Overcoming Codependency Codependency is a sickness; it’s an unhealthy love.  Co-dependents generally have good intentions but low self-esteem and go looking for something outside of themselves to make them feel better.  The consequences of maintaining a co-dependent approach to life is often a lot of resentment, frustration and unmet personal needs. Codependents try to take care of Continue reading »