Walking Meditation

By | 2017-12-28T12:55:44+00:00 December 22nd, 2017|

If you are one of the many people who really wishes to give meditation a go but finds sitting meditation really difficult, why not try walking meditation? In fact, walking meditation can help with two of the five pillars of brain health which neuroscientists recommend (see 5 Factors to Boost Brain Health). Because it combines exercise and stress reduction through mindfulness in one activity. Particularly during the holiday season, you can take a walk down the beach, in the park, or go bush walking mindfully.

In memory of Edgar Mitchell: Explorer of the Moon and Consciousness

By | 2017-12-11T21:21:27+00:00 February 10th, 2016|

We went to the moon as technicians and we came back as humanitarians. ~Edgar Mitchell   https://vimeo.com/154398850 Most people know Edgar Mitchell best as an Apollo 14 astronaut and sixth person to walk on the moon. A US Navy Captain, MIT-trained aeronautics engineer, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the NASA distinguished service award, and

Dear Rumi…Why so much injustice and inequality?

By | 2017-12-11T21:21:29+00:00 October 26th, 2014|

Rumi Calendar – Response to the October Question If Divine Justice exists why is there so much injustice in the world? Why so much inequality, why do some people live in security and comfort, while many others live under horrendous conditions? Why so many people are continually grappling with human rights abuses, hunger, disease and

Make Better Decisions: Include your Three Centres of Intelligence

By | 2017-12-28T13:10:06+00:00 October 16th, 2014|

Everything we do involves some sort of decision making. Sometimes we make poor decisions, sometimes we do much better; at other times we get stuck and torn between our choices. Whether we are limited in our choices or have too many options; whether the decision we are facing is trivial or critical, one thing is clear; that we all would like to make “better” choices depending on our restrictions and our capacities. We usually know our restrictions but do we know and utilise all of our capacities? The answer is: “most probably not”.

Dear Rumi…Tell me about forgiveness

By | 2017-12-15T22:42:50+00:00 September 30th, 2014|

Rumi Calendar – Response to the September Question White doves and Mpatapo, the Adinkra symbol of reconciliation and peace. [1] Tell me about forgiveness. Why should I forgive and how? Why is there so much hate and revenge? Thankfully one can still witness many instances of compassion, humanity and cooperation. Nevertheless it seems

Love hurts…it has to…to wake you up!

By | 2018-01-15T22:28:58+00:00 September 20th, 2014|

This is a follow up post from last month’s “Dear Rumi, What is true love?“.  I am writing this to emphasise three things: Firstly that the “capital letters True Love” is not something other worldly, it is not something higher and separate from us to achieve, it is our fabric and true nature; we only need to be able to experience ourselves as true love. Secondly ...

Beautiful words & harsh realities. “The Other Wise Man”

By | 2017-12-11T21:21:30+00:00 September 13th, 2014|

This; another wonderful story by Henry Van Dyke; is dedicated to the dear reader who so authentically and bravely expressed her inner conflicts resulting from the outer conflicts that she sees around her. She exposes a real conflict that many of us face, should we be honest with ourselves. This is the deep chasm between

Dear Rumi…What is True Love?

By | 2017-12-11T21:21:30+00:00 August 30th, 2014|

Rumi Calendar - Response to the August Question What is True Love? Why are there so many unhappy relationships and broken hearts? Love which is based on just a pretty face; is not true love, it ends in sheer disgrace.  ~Rumi [1] [See also the follow up post "Love hurts...it has to...to wake you up!"

Destiny & Free Will: An Hindu Insight

By | 2017-12-11T21:21:31+00:00 August 2nd, 2014|

This article is kindly submitted by Saroja Swami and Alphonse Benoit. It adds a valuable different perspective to the question of free will which was explored earlier in "Dear Rumi, Do I have free will?". Please feel free to share your thoughts and comments below; or even submit them for consideration to be posted in