Earth Optimism

Earth optimism is a recent phrase used to counter some of the “end is nigh” thinking around what on first sight appears to be our rather hopeless current circumstance here on earth. It is also a phrase that can help us see the dawn of a new day or by ignoring it, perhaps we see…

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The Power of Meditation

The power of meditation can no longer be in any doubt by even the most sceptical of sceptics. Details of a scientific experiment conducted at the Max Plank Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig Germany were published recently. (Science Advances, doi.org/cdw7 or see New Scientist 14 Oct 2017). The experiment looked at…

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Our secrets contain our salvation

Our secrets contain our salvation

Our secrets can contain our salvation … As in so many areas of scientific research in recent years, in-depth studies into the nature of individual personality have overturned long standing beliefs held by many schools of psychology stretching right back to William James in the 1880s. Back then James asserted that the essence that we…

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Walking with an arm on the shoulder of fear

Fear doesn’t walk the hills very much around here, not unless we count the animated anxiety of the constantly cautious sheep. Fear doesn’t sit beneath the surface of groups of people in the early evenings like it seems to in some urban centres where gang like groups of abusive youths wander aimlessly offering profanities to…

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Addictions and demons

Two and a half months after moving in, I now feel that at last I can finally emerge in the sunshine of the North Yorkshire Dales or sit quietly at my computer in my rather wonderful “new” office. We moved in here in mid-January to a house with no heating system, water pipes that froze…

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Everything as it should be

Occasionally I include writings from others in these mailings. This week I was sent this short piece by Jim Harvey a writer, translator and traveller. In these times of seeming chaos I find it neatly appropriate to share with you all. Jim writes, “Ramesh Balsekar, the well-loved sage of the modern era, who taught from…

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Searching for Contentment part 2

One of the great gifts that we can discover at a certain stage in our self-development is how, with patience, we can receive information from virtually everything around us. It seems that, as many indigenous native peoples on the earth have believed for millennia, the world is indeed alive. What sometimes comes as a surprise…

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Searching for Contentment part 1

It’s a strange feeling to suddenly be aware that one’s physical body is talking as an independent and detached aspect of self. It happened to me for the first time only a few months ago. I want to share this experience with you as it links to an aspect of the nature of our realities…

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House hunting for peace and harmony

House hunting has been rather preoccupying me this year. We all occasionally feel that a change of scenery would be a good idea, whether it’s to escape things that are less than pleasant about where we currently live or to move on another step in our progress towards holistic wellness. Sometimes we move for the…

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Life’s symbols around us

This is not an image you might expect from a life coach. Folks like me are usually found promoting up beat high vibration images of wonder and joy. But to me this old window is symbolic of potential and another stage in life’s journey. I see it as relating to how much more I can…

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