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Defining Happiness

Oscar Wilde said, With freedom, books, flowers and the moon, who could not be happy? George Burns, on the other hand, thought that happiness was ~having a large, caring, close-knit family in another city." Samuel Taylor Coleridge didn't expect much - he theorized that happiness in life was made up of the little charities, a… Continue reading Defining Happiness

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Equanimity

Equanimity - my former yoga teacher used to mention it all the time. Trying to be the 'equanimous' person. What does that mean? To my mind, it means someone who is really calm and composed. Where does composure come from? An understanding of the bigger picture. Not stressing the small items. Knowing that energy shifts… Continue reading Equanimity

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Sunday Sayings – Meditation

A Cottage in sweden Weekly Saying Man kan sola sig en hel dag i en varm tanke "One can lie in the sun a whole day with just warm thoughts" Swedish proverb Thoughts and Meditation One of the benefits of incorporating a regular meditation practice into your life is in helping to settle the mind.… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Meditation

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Sunday Reflections – Better Communication and Listening

Recently I have been writing about how we can listen better to what others are saying with the intention of improving our communication. Effective listening incorporates taking note of the pitch, rate and timbre of the voice as well as facial expressions, non-verbal postures or actions. Non-Verbal Communication " Watch out for the man whose… Continue reading Sunday Reflections – Better Communication and Listening

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A Moral Dilemma

Moth: "I gave you my life." Flame: "I allowed you to kiss me.” ~ Hazrat Inayat Khan There is always going to be suffering. It’s how you look at your suffering, how you deal with it, that will define you.~ Mark Twain We might sit in the privileged sector of the world looking aghast at… Continue reading A Moral Dilemma