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June 14, 2017
“This being human is a guest house every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all. Even if they are a crowd of sorrows who …

May 17, 2017
“By refreshing yourself through silence and nature, you constantly revitalise the inner you. Dawn is your strongest hour. If you can rise in time to meet the day, that effort becomes a discipline that you use for establishing control. Use …

May 1, 2017
” The dancer and the dance cannot be separated.So also the creator and his creation.” – Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

April 21, 2017
For something entirely different and seeing as Freedom Day is just around the corner thought this piece of music entitled Madiba was apt.  Taken off the proudly South African,  Wouter Kellerman’s grammy award winning album, Winds of Samsara with Indian …

April 21, 2017
“Integrity is a symbol of an integrated or whole mind, a mind in which there is no conflict and nothing is out of accord. Integrity is integral to yoga, and yet it’s a fruit of the practice. One does not have …

April 12, 2017
“No one else can make us ‘high’ or ‘low’. We are our own masters, the creators or destroyers of our own happiness. Therefore, let us acquire mastery of ourselves. Let us acquire mastery of the present moment to acquire mastery …

March 29, 2017
“What we really want to do is serve happiness. We want everyone to be happy, never unhappy even for a moment. We want the animals to be happy. The happiness of every living thing is what we want. We want …

March 18, 2017
“There are many other small joys, perhaps the especially delightful one of smelling a flower or a piece of fruit, of listening to one’s own or others’ voices, of hearkening to the prattle of children. And a tune being hummed …

February 15, 2017
“Love has no desire but to fulfill itself, To melt and be like a running brook That sings its melody to the night. To wake at dawn with a winged heart And to give thanks for another day of loving …

January 25, 2017
” A teacher is never a giver of truth: He is a guide, a pointer to the truth that each student must find for himself” – Bruce Lee

January 6, 2017
“People often view the spiritual path as a search for the light. In truth, spirituality asks us to bring light and darkness together in wholeness. And in fact, this is the only possible solution. In our world of duality, any …

December 14, 2016
“It is all too easy to feel caught up by the everyday, linear, personal perception of the world and personality. Stillness beckons with a Call so deep and intimate and immediate: ‘Stay with Me.’ Familiarity, complacency are subtle traps to …

December 7, 2016
“When effort is needed, effort will appear. When effortlessness becomes essential, it will assert itself. You need not push life about. Just flow with it and give yourself completely to the task of the present moment…” ~ Nisargadatta Maharaj

November 22, 2016
“Your heart must be a sea of love.Your mind must become a river of detachment” – Sri Chinmoy                   N        

November 18, 2016
“Before you know what kindness really is you must lose things, feel the future dissolve in a moment like salt in a weakened broth. What you held in your hand, what you counted and carefully saved, all this must go …

November 11, 2016
“A rigid or narrow minded person has difficulty in getting on with other people and with their own life. On the other hand, a broad-minded, flexible person will fit in anywhere. Being flexible, we will be willing to adapt, to …

November 11, 2016
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October 30, 2016
“Diwali is a reminder of our inner light. When your mind is calm, your heart is open and you will feel that light, you will feel that love.” Sri Swami Vishwananda.  May all life be enlightened with prosperity, peace and …

October 26, 2016
“Yoga believes in transforming the individual before transforming the world.Whatever change you want to happen outside should happen within. If you walk in peace and express that peace in your very life, others will see you and learn something”  – …

September 30, 2016
Whatever has happened, has happened for good. Whatever is happening is also for good. Whatever will happen, shall also be for good. What have you lost that you cry for? What did you bring that you have lost? What did …

September 14, 2016
“Like the wave can never be separate from the ocean. Individual soul can never be separate from the Divine. Yoga brings us to this realization.”   – H.H Sri Sri Ravishankarji 

August 31, 2016
” Yoga begins right where I am, not where I was yesterday or where I long to be”  – Linda Sparrowe  

August 20, 2016
We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love…..  and then we return home. – Australian Aboriginal Proverb    

August 19, 2016
“I want to beg of you much as I can to be patient toward all that’s unsolved in your heart, and learn to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms, or like books that are written in a very foreign …

August 10, 2016
“Our intention is to affirm this life, not to bring order out of chaos, nor to suggest improvements in creation, but simply to wake up to the very life we’re living, which is so excellent once one gets one’s mind …

August 5, 2016
The perfect ending to a hearty meal during the cold weather we are currently experiencing Ingredients 1 1/2 cups (225g) self-raising flour 1/2 cup (45g) desiccated coconut 1/2 cup (100g) caster sugar 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon rind 1/2 cup …

August 3, 2016
” When this twentieth century of ours became obsessed with a passion for mere size, what was lost sight of was the ancient wisdom that the emotions have their own standards of judgment and their own sense of scale. In …

July 31, 2016
“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” —Mahatma Gandhi

July 6, 2016
Know complexity but hold to simplicity. Know sound but hold to silence. Know action but hold to stillness. Know knowledge but hold to innocence. Know the manifestations but hold to the mystery. ~ Lao Tzu

June 29, 2016
” You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you.  What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make”  – Jane Goodall   …

June 24, 2016
“Nothing exists in the way it appears, it is all up to our karma “- Padmasambhava

June 19, 2016
“This day is a special day, It is yours. Yesterday slipped away It cannot be filled with more meaning. About tomorrow nothing is known. But, this day, today, is yours, Make use of it. Today you can make someone happy, …

June 4, 2016
 “You have no need to travel anywhere. Journey within yourself, enter a mine of rubies and bathe in the splendor of your own Light”  – Rumi  

June 4, 2016
“Don’t go outside your house to search for jewels. Don’t even bother with that excursion, my friend.There are jewels inside yourself. Precious, profound and ready to be discovered.These jewels are just like flowers. Some are taking root. They are in …

May 20, 2016
My beloved Divine Mother, Dance with me under the soft moon, Shining in the wide open fields far Beyond the toil and trouble of my busy mind. – Surren Pillay  

May 18, 2016
” Nothing restores a semblance of balance to ones life better than a cup of tea and a slice of cake” – Anon Ingredients: 25g vegan margarine plus extra for greasing 3 dessert apples (Golden Delicious) 195g muscovado sugar 180g …

May 11, 2016
It is a cosmic principle that we either live in imbalance or act to create balance. Though we may be comfortable in imbalance (which we often perceive as balance), we cannot grow in such a state. It is through shining …

May 4, 2016
For me, trees have always been the most penetrating preachers. I revere them when they live in tribes and families, in forests and groves. And even more I revere them when they stand alone. They are like lonely persons. Not …

April 22, 2016
Before you speak, let your words pass through three gates: At the first gate, ask yourself “Is is true?” At the second gate ask, “Is it necessary?” At the third gate ask, “Is it kind?” ~ Rumi.. .

April 19, 2016
“The universe is like an ocean in perfect equilibrium. A wave cannot rise in one place, without creating a hollow elsewhere. The sum total of the energy of the universe remains identical from one end to the other. If you …

March 30, 2016
The mountains are my bones The rivers my veins The forests are my thoughts And the stars are my dreams The ocean is my heart It’s pounding is my pulse The songs of the earth write The music of my …

March 23, 2016
The good life is lived best by those with gardens — a truth that was already a gnarled old vine in ancient Rome, but a sturdy one that still bears fruit. I don’t mean one must garden qua garden… I …

March 11, 2016
  Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder. – Rumi  

February 20, 2016
” Hope is a beautiful thing. It gives us peace and strength, and keeps us going when all seems lost. As long as we have hope, we have direction, the energy to move and the map to move by.” Julie …

January 22, 2016
“Don’t seek, don’t search, don’t ask, don’t knock, don’t demand – relax. If you relax, it comes. If you relax it is there. If you relax, you start vibrating with it. ” – Osho  

December 18, 2015
“Teach me how to trust my heart, my mind, my inner knowing, the senses of my body, the blessings of my spirit. Teach me to trust these things so that I may enter my sacred space and love beyond my …

December 10, 2015
“Smile, Breathe,Go Slowly..” This mindfulness mantra from Thich Naht Hahn is powerful in its simplicity. Try it now and notice how it affects the state of your awareness in the body, heart and mind! There is so much expectation at …

October 23, 2015
“Yoga allows you to find an inner peace that is not ruffled and riled by the endless stresses and struggles of life.” B.K.S Iyengar 

October 11, 2015
Yoga allows you to rediscover a sense of wholeness in your life, where you do not feel like you are constantly trying to fit broken pieces together. – B.K.S. Iyengar  

September 18, 2015
Talking about the bad day you had, being late for an appointment, getting caught in traffic, or missing the bus are all talking about what you don’t love. If you get caught up in talking about what you don’t love, …

September 9, 2015
“It is part of the human nature always to judge others very severely and, and when the wind turns against us, always to find and excuse for our own misdeeds, or to blame someone else for our mistakes”  – Paulo Coelho …

August 12, 2015
“Our several senses, which feel so personal and impromptu, and seem at times to divorce us from other people, reach far beyond us. They’re an extension of the genetic chain that connects us to everyone who has ever lived; they …

August 5, 2015
In novels – as in life – there is no perfection. We do the best we can with the tools we have at our disposal. Given that we are changing, the tools are changing, the thing itself is changing – …

June 8, 2015
“If you pour a handful of salt into a cup of water, the water becomes undrinkable. But if you pour the salt into a river, people can continue to draw the water to cook, wash, and drink. The river is …

May 11, 2015
“It is the nature of the saplings to quake in the winds; hesitant, learning to hold their own places. But, the older trees, with their years of testing and being tested, they are the ones who, whether in the long …

February 11, 2015
True love cannot be bought, bribed, begged, manipulated or forced. It can only blossom from deep within the heart. Love is simultaneously the purest and one of the most complex emotions we find. True love at its purest, is just …

November 19, 2014
May the sun bring you new energy by day, May the moon softly restore you by night, May the rain wash away your worries, May the breeze blow new strength into your being, May you walk gently through the world …

November 12, 2014
All mysteries when investigated are very simple truths.  They are only mysterious when enveloped in conjecture and shrouded in ignorance. The greatest mysteries seem to be ourselves. What is it in us that creates joy, hate, anxiety, sound, colour, beauty, …

September 5, 2014
Spring comes with its flowers, autumn with the moon, summer with breezes, winter with snow; when useless things don’t stick in the mind, that is your best season – Zen proverb

August 31, 2014
 Sitting quietly, doing nothing, spring comes, and the grass grows by itself.” ~ Zen proverb  

August 20, 2014
As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth. Today, I know, this is “AUTHENTICITY”. As I began to love myself I understood how …

August 1, 2014
“Meditate.Live purely. Be quiet.Do your work with mastery.Like the moon, come outfrom behind the clouds!Shine.” ~Buddha

July 4, 2014
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June 19, 2014

June 10, 2014
To be happier, everything you need is inside you.Take ownership of your happiness. You’ll focus on solutions instead of problems, find the gifts in life, and make peace with yourself. Don’t believe everything your mind tells you. You’ll question the validity of …

March 21, 2014
There is a Native American parable about a grandfather who says: “I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart. One wolf is the vengeful, angry one. The other wolf is the loving, compassionate one.” When asked …

March 3, 2014
Wisdom of Babaji to wonderful rendition of mantra. www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYwmGWTWyEo Created by Laura De Giorgio and Marge De Vivo.

February 17, 2014
We are love We are One We are how we treat each other when the day is done

February 10, 2014
Worth a visit. Loved the Mandala done at Jozi Lam Rim years ago.

January 29, 2014
Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson. Follow the three R’s: – Respect for self, – Respect for others and – Responsibility for all your actions.

December 13, 2013
May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun and find your shoulder to light on – To bring you luck, happiness and riches – today, tomorrow and beyond. Irish Blessing

December 4, 2013
May all beings have happiness and the causes of happiness. May all beings be free from suffering and the causes of suffering. May all beings never be parted from freedom’s true joy. May all beings dwell in equanimity, free from …

November 25, 2013
Words to ponder as the global community heeds the call for 16 Days of Non Violence against Women and Children. “The source of love is deep in us, and we can help others realize a lot of happiness. One word, …

October 28, 2013
Videos on evolution of consciousness, spirituality and the hero’s journey…Shafin de Zane

September 16, 2013
Studies show that babies who don’t receive some form of compassionate touch are 78% less likely to survive infancy. Scientists, doctors and moms tell us that we should have at least 3 hugs a day. Hugs have an important medical benefit …

September 2, 2013
Yoga is dedicating our entire life to self-transformation even as we go through our practical day-to-day- affairs. So what tickles you? What will enrich your life every moment and give you the happiness you heart longs for? Are you in …

August 21, 2013
20th/21st August: Aquarius Blue Full Moon has an extra bit of creative magic with the Sun in Leo. Blue Moon is the second Full Moon occurring in the same solar month, today it is at 28 degrees of Aquarius. (The next such moon will be June 2016.) …

July 11, 2013
“If there are dreams about a beautiful South Africa, there are also roads that lead to their goal. Two of these roads could be named Goodness and Forgiveness.” These wise words, attributed to Nelson Mandela, anti-apartheid revolutionary and politician, are so …

July 5, 2013
“An image reflected in a mirror, a rainbow in the sky and a painted scene make their impressions on the mind, but in essence are other than what they seem. Look deeply at the world and see an illusion” “a …

June 19, 2013
The arrival of autumn began to announce itself in the garden. The oaks and maples had slowly begun to strip themselves, dropping a leaf here and there on the green lawn surrounding the pond. A young couple, who used to …

May 10, 2013
“Mind can accept any boundary anywhere. But the reality is that, by its very nature, existence cannot have any boundary, because what will be beyond the boundary? – again another sky. That’s why I am saying skies upon skies are …

May 1, 2013
10 Top Tips for Global Love Day! 1. Make an intention to ‘Be the Love’ – to commit to love in thought, word or deed, to be more mindful about if you are in your heart and coming from a place …

April 29, 2013
“Love is our true essence. Love has no limitations of caste, religion, race, or nationality. We are all beads strung together on the same thread of love. To awaken this unity–and to spread to others the love that is our inherent …

April 12, 2013
“Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go.” — Blessed Mother Teresa of Culcutta, Roman Catholic nun

April 8, 2013
Some things are worth repeating: wonderful words, music and visuals on this 2009 You Tube snippet. Hope you have the time to watch. Love, M

March 8, 2013
Yoga has its seeds in the beginning of time, yet it still continues to evolve. It is a living, breathing art, inspired from the depths of nature. A rhythmic dance, movement synchronised with the flowing energy of breath and meditation, …

March 8, 2013
A human being is part of the whole called by us “the universe”, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separate from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of …

March 4, 2013
[youtube]http://youtu.be/mHicpepKAOk[/youtube] Top up your energy by doing what you love. Remember the glass being half full or half empty? The metaphore at the end of this snippet goes way beyond…

February 12, 2013
A strange passion is moving in my head. My heart has become a bird which searches through the skies every part of me goes in different directions Is it really so… that the one I love is everywhere? RUMI  

February 5, 2013
As long as space endures,  as long as sentient beings exist, May I also abide, That I may heal with my heart The miseries of the world                           …

December 1, 2012
The Jewel In the Lotus The power and beauty of the diamond connection of the heart and head. Last year we experienced the powerful awareness of 11-11-2011; on the 22nd Nov 2012 brought more numerological awareness : 22 combines the spiritual …

November 30, 2012
Hold your peace: Global energy focus on Co-creating Peace Meditation and final kick in the pants for this year: Full moon in Gemini and lunar eclipse with sun in Jupiter

November 28, 2012
Out of the Rolling Ocean, the Crowd by Walt Whitman Out of the rolling ocean, the crowd, came a drop gently to me, Whispering, I love you, before long I die, I have travel’d a long way, merely to look on you, …

November 22, 2012
[youtube]http://youtu.be/vcMnb997DUg[/youtube] All worlds are the effect of sound ( Alice Bailey ) Once emitted, a sound goes on eternally and travels through the cosmos,influencing all the beings it encounters. ( Patrick Bernhardt ) The Secret Music of the Soul

November 15, 2012
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October 1, 2012
Meditation is the state of harmony and flow we aspire to that goes beyond the original topic, irrespective of how noble – ie mantra, yantra, creative visualisation or concept. Meditation: Tolerance is open mindedness rather than avoidance of responsibility.

September 28, 2012
[youtube]http://youtu.be/kY9raEX1AJg[/youtube] I do like Stillpower instead of Willpower!

September 19, 2012
Auspicious Birthday of the Great Deity Ganesha,  For you to be able to enjoy this day to the fullest I have put together here below a list of Ganesha Mantra’s and their meanings for you to be able to invite …

August 29, 2012
We see a world where mankind and womankind have learned, beyond all doubt and distraction, that we, both individually and as a whole, are best served by creating a peaceful, compassionate, clean environment for ourselves to live and love in. …

August 20, 2012
“Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature.” Paulo Coehlo

July 23, 2012
“Love is our true essence. Love has no limitations of caste, religion, race, or nationality. We are all beads strung together on the same thread of love. To awaken this unity–and to spread to others the love that is our …

July 14, 2012
Meaning of Bodhisattva: Bodhi means enlightenment, the state devoid of all defects and endowed with all good qualities. Sattva refers to someone who has courage and confidence and who strives to attain enlightenment for the sake of all beings. Those who have …

July 4, 2012
“Meditation brings wisdom; lack of mediation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.” – Buddha “Music takes us out of the actual and whispers to us dim secrets that …

July 3, 2012
In the face of complaints, look that person in the eye and imagine what it might have been like to be raised to see only what is wrong. In the face of selfishness, wonder what it might be like to …

July 2, 2012
Guru Purnima Meditation for living in harmony with oneself, each other, and nature: Let’s send our coherent heart energy to the renewal of rainforests and animal species essential to the balance of Earth’s energetic fields and ecosystems. Visualize humanity and …

June 20, 2012
We are water,  We are air,  We are fire,  We are earth,  We are spirit. Known in each reflection, vision of life, In the call sounding. All one now. Hear us.

April 17, 2010
When your body is vigorous, Your mind clear, Your spirit exalted, Your blood pure,Your nerves disciplined,Your physique resistant to disease,When you have made your physical frame an instrument Worthy of the Divine Player, THIS IS THE BEGINNING OF YOGA When …

April 7, 2010
The thought manifest as the word; The word manifests as the deed; The deed develops into habit; And habit hardens into character; So watch the thought and its ways with care, And let it spring from love born out of concern for all beings…As …

March 16, 2010
“I like to use the term alchemy, which is the soul of the world, or those of Jung’s collective unconscious. You connect with a space where everything is.” – Paulo Coelho, Brazilian lyricist and novelist

January 1, 2010
If there is one fragment of my being that I haven’t accepted or forgiven, I will find that  fragment in you. You will mirror, precisely, that part of me that needs my love and attention  the most. ”Love each other as …

December 23, 2009
“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.” Dalai Lama May all beings have happiness and the cause of happiness.May all beings be free from sorrow and the causes of sorrow. May all never be separated …

August 19, 2009
  “Words are mere bubbles of water, but deeds are drops of gold.”  

July 29, 2009
 “The last of the human freedoms is to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances.” – Victor Frankl (26 March, 1905 – 2 September, 1997), Austrian neurologist, psychiatrist, well known holocaust survivor and founder of Logotherapy

July 21, 2009
“To be in time is to be asleep : to be awake is to be in eternity.” Osho also known as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (11 December, 1931 – 19 January, 1990), Indian professor of philosophy, public speaker, mystic and spiritual teacher.

July 20, 2009
“Life is a paradise for those who love many things with a passion.” – Leo Buscaglia

June 4, 2009
‘May today there be peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be.May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others.May you use the gifts that you …

May 2, 2009
When things go wrong as they sometimes will, When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill, When the funds are low and the debts are high, When you want to smile but you have to sigh, When care is pressing …

February 3, 2009
A man needs the silence to turn to his soul and listen to sounds of the birds. His goal is to find he is part of the Whole, that speaks in a voice without words.  Oh man, if you would …

March 4, 2002
PATHWAYS TO PEACE SYMPOSIUM:  In August 2002 South Africans have the rare chance to meet a truly extraordinary Humanitarian, Peace Activist and Spiritual Master – Paramahans Swami Maheshwarananda, simply known as Swamiji. Swamiji is one of the worlds most revered and …