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8 Asanas to Open Your Heart

Do you live open heartedly? Or are you guarding it under lock and key? Many of us have had experiences that led us to close our hearts. But if we were to open our hearts, it would enhance our capacity to: love and be loved, empathise and heal, learn more and be more. Can we …

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Thoughts on Courage

Why courage? With courage, there are always possibilities. Courage has traditionally been defined as a masculine virtue. There are also the more feminine aspects of courage. These can be recognised in the roots of the word. The French ‘corage’ means heart and spirit, and the Latin ‘cor’ means heart. Courage is always in touch with …

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Influence: Winning Hearts and Minds

Traditionally, we link being influential to position and status; to our place within an hierarchical structure. Traditionally we are influenced by: -what we can see and measure i.e. scientific proofs. We tend to consider these to be ‘written in stone’ only if we look through time we can see how every now and then these …

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Relationship Tune-Ups

3 relationships: with myself, God and others. In relationship with myself What do you want to experience? -Peace? Then invest in peaceful thoughts. -Your conscience as your guide? Then invest in the spiritual path. -Truth? Then invest in honesty. These are the relationships between: -‘My conditioning-conscience-subconscious mind (memories). -Head and heart. Study your mind: It …

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The Art of Heart: Part 2

The art of heart is about changing the story inside. Have you noticed how even when everything is great outside you may be feeling low or how despite how challenging the situations you can still feel great? The situations outside ourselves are ‘out there’, our feelings inside are quite separate and not down to ‘out …

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The Art of Heart: Part 1

To understand the heart we have to begin with getting to know who I am. The being that I am. The being within. Today we are very much focused on the visible and the things of the invisible have been given less attention. As a result, whilst we are technologically advanced and comfortably debate ideas …

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5 Skills of Listening

Why is listening important, beneficial? Without proper listening there can be miscommunication. Not listening properly has many repercussions and wastes time and energy. Enemies of listening: rushing and deadlines, being too rule-conscious, and coming too much from the head and not the heart. Good listening is when you: – Listen with love and interest, with …

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Listening To The Heart

There are two perspectives on this topic – the psychological and the spiritual. The psychological perspective is about integrating the head and heart energies and achieving internal balance. From a more Eastern esoteric perspective listening to the heart is about transcendence and going beyond. My approach is a combination of what I have experienced in …

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Opening The Curtain Of Illusion: 3

Have you ever attempted to make the impermanent permanent? In attaching ourselves to impermanent things we spend our time attempting to make them permanent, so we begin to deceive ourselves. We make the great mistake of believing that attachment is love, and so live in a state of anxiety due to the fear that at …

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Happiness Heart Chakra

We need power to protect our core qualities, to be a whole being with peace, love and happiness. No matter how bad I am feeling these qualities are there. We might not be experiencing them because we are busy outside. Meditation helps us to access them. Ask yourself: – How dependent am I on external …

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In Relationship

There are three main relationships: with the self, with others and with God. In relationship with myself Do I consider that I am in a relationship with myself? When I say ‘I…’ who is I? Do I mean these hands, feet, arms… this body? Who is the I that feels, cares and believes? Is it …

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