“The only thing that makes the difference in the way you feel right now is the thought that you are thinking right now. It doesn’t matter how much money you’ve got; there are joyful people with no money, and there are unhappy people with lots of money. How you feel is about how you are allowing the Source that is You to flow. So when we talk about the Art of Allowing, we’re talking about the art of living; about the art of thriving; about the art of clarity. We’re talking about the art of being who you really are.”
A million words can be said about love. And yet the true experience of love lies way beyond anything we can say about it. Love is ultimately beyond words and always escapes the grasp of the mind.
Love has a million expressions, and it flows into infinite forms and experiences. Yet just behind the myriad of manifestations, love is at the very essence of who we are. Continue reading Love as a doorway to Awakening
This is a feature article I first wrote for the Life Coaching Inisights website. It is a topic which is close to my heart – the message that the path of spirituality and material engagement are not separate paths. These pursuits are not mututally exclusive. They can overlap perfectly and harmoniously. Here’s how…
Traditionally we are accustomed to seeing the pursuit of success and wealth as completely divergent from the path of self-development and spirituality. Consciously or subconsciously we tend to divide our pursuits into two broad categories: inner development and outer achievement. But when we take a closer look, we see that both pursuits can be aspects of the same path.
My thanks go to Devin Iyer, my friend and erstwhile business partner, who wrote this intriguing article for this week’s Blog post. You can find out more about Devin and how to contact him, at the bottom of the post. Continue reading Wealth Success and Spirituality
While chatting with an old friend the other day, she was expressing how wonderful it is to have so much knowledge so readily available to us these days especially pertaining to life and the bigger picture. She was quick to add, though, that this often leads to information overload, and leaves her at a loss of how to ‘connect the dots.’ Almost as a joke, she said she wished there was a ‘précis version’ – all in one page or one paragraph!
I thought this would be an interesting exercise, so here goes: Continue reading Life, in a paragraph
“Money”, like most English words can have many different definitions and interpretations. Indeed, English itself can be an ambiguous language at the best of times, in which meaning most often depends on context and even culture.
Money is no simple subject. It is a vast phenomenon, existing in many different forms and on many different levels, and has proliferated our culture and our minds, making it very difficult to even imagine a world without money. Continue reading Expanding our Definition and Appreciation of Money
Now here’s a perspective on money which you probably haven’t heard before, and which will help you relate to money differently, and influence your ability to attract more of it into your life: You might be used to thinking – either consciously or subconsciously – that you need money. Have you ever considered that it could also be true be that money needs you?!
Here’s what I mean by this. Firstly everything is energy. Every single thing in the manifested universe is energy. The sun is energy. The earth and everything on it are forms of energy. This means that you too are energy. Your thoughts and emotions are forms of energy. Even our social constructs like the law, or friendship, or holidays embody a certain energy. So too with the thing we call money. Continue reading Money Needs You!
I’m sure you’ve heard the argument a hundred times before – your spiritually aware, new-age-leaning, gentle hippie friend says “Ah, but it’s all perfect!” And sooner than you can allow yourself to contemplate that, your other friend, a self-proclaimed pragmatist, an undying realist, shouts: “But how can you say that?! With all the war, and abuse, and violence, and murder, and poverty in the world, how dare you say it’s perfect?”
So is the world perfect, or not? Continue reading The Perfect Argument (Is the World Perfect or Not?)
What do you need right now? A cigarette?! Some coffee? A new car? Financial stability? How about perfect health? Maybe peace of mind? Or do you need love?
Whatever you think you need, take a moment to really think about it, and ask yourself whether these are actual needs, or are they perhaps desires and preferences. Continue reading You need Nothing!
Once we make the decision to enter onto a spiritual path of purification, salvation or enlightenment, one of the major obstacles we are confronted with is our ego and individuality.
Many spiritual traditions would ask you to thwart your individuality and curb your individual expression.
It certainly helps to keep one’s ego in check if it gets too large! It certainly helps to see the ego’s idea of separation for the illusion it is. And It certainly helps to move from separation back into oneness. Continue reading Celebrate your Individuality
“Who am I?” This is the fundamental question that thinkers and philosophers of all times have asked. Of all the insights and understandings you can have about your life, none is as important or as far reaching as the vision of who you truly are. This is so because the answer to this question can change everything. Continue reading Know Your Self, Free Yourself.