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Most of Us Aren’t at Peace – What Are the Implications?

Most of Us Aren’t at Peace – What Are the Implications?

Most of us are not at peace most of the time. I was taken aback when this thought first popped into my head. It had just occurred to me that at any given moment, most of us are bored, dissatisfied, restless, angry, jealous, resentful or otherwise distressed. These emotions may be subtle, bubbling just beneath … Read More

Letting Go: Stop Clinging and Find Inner Peace

Letting Go: Stop Clinging and Find Inner Peace

Read Buddhist literature, and you’ll probably come across the term ‘grasping’. It refers to the idea of desperately pursuing or clinging to people, objects, situations and so forth. Grasping at things causes negative emotions such as jealousy, inadequacy and fear of loss to arise. We often labour under the illusion that the things we’re grasping … Read More

How to Forgive That Person – and Why You Should!

How to Forgive That Person – and Why You Should!

We all know that we’re supposed to forgive those who wrong us and move on. But how many of us actually do so? Many – if not most – of us have rifts in our families or friendship groups due to unresolved disputes. I think the pain and division this causes is a tremendous shame. … Read More

Spiritual Growth: Is Enlightenment Just for the Few?

Spiritual Growth: Is Enlightenment Just for the Few?

What springs to mind when you hear the word ‘enlightenment’? Most of us probably think of Buddhist monks, spending decades meditating for 10 hours a day until they finally reach an enlightened state. We see enlightenment as something which very few people will ever come close to, and we are far too preoccupied with our … Read More

The Power of Changing Your Mindset

The Power of Changing Your Mindset

Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about mindset. It’s something I’ve touched on before with regards to sustainability and animal rights, but mindset has a huge impact on our personal lives too. In particular, I think our health and happiness often depend more on our mindsets than on external life circumstances. Let me explain. The … Read More

Why Practice Yoga? Tips and Benefits

Why Practice Yoga? Tips and Benefits

Given how passionate I am about yoga, I’m not sure why I’ve never devoted a post to it before. I genuinely believe that yoga is such an important and healthy practice, and that everyone can benefit from it. I’m by no means an expert, but I’ve been practising yoga for a couple of years now. … Read More

How To Beat Stress With Spirituality

How To Beat Stress With Spirituality

Are you often overwhelmed by negative emotions like stress, anger and sadness? I know I am! When we’re caught up in negative emotions, it can be difficult to think clearly. We may end up getting caught in a spiral of negativity which is hard to break out of. So how can we escape from this … Read More

How Can We Calm Our Restless Minds?

How Can We Calm Our Restless Minds?

Recently, I read The Restful Mind by the Buddhist monk Gyalwa Dokhampa. As soon I read the title, I knew I’d identify with this book; I took up meditation quite recently and have been trying to calm the restlessness of my own mind. Symptoms of the restless mind These days, many of us feel that … Read More