This week Zoe is re-reading Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway by Susan Jeffers, the self-help classic published way back in 1987. I read it many years ago and it inspired me to turn my life around and create a more positive approach. But recently, Pluto entered my 12th house and all sorts of… Continue reading Review: Feel the Fear & Do it Anyway
“This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognised by yourself as a mighty one, the being a force of nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making me happy. I am of the opinion that… Continue reading May your splendid torch burn bright…
“We cannot understand – not yet – but we can see how the more we lose our sense of separateness in the knowledge of the oneness of all living creatures, millions of small leaves on the one single tree of life, the more we shall lose our sense of self-importance, and so be liberated from… Continue reading Don’t be like Gollum!
The Three Jewels of Buddhism are also known as the Three Refuges because when you commit to a spiritual practice you can take what’s called the Refuge Vow. This is where you take refuge in the Three Jewels to support and guide you on the path of liberation from suffering. The Three Jewels are: The… Continue reading Spiritual Glossary: The Three Jewels
From Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh “Quiet time alone, contemplation, prayer, music, a centring line of thought or reading, of study or work. It can be physical or intellectual or artistic, any creative life proceeding from oneself. It need not be an enormous project or a great work. But it should be… Continue reading The Gifts of Solitude and Turning Inwards
This week Zoe is reading Riding the Dragon: 10 lessons for inner strength in challenging times by Robert J. Wicks. The book is a spiritual and psychological guide to dealing with adversity and spiritual crisis. It’s aimed at people who work as therapists and counsellors, but anyone struggling to cope with overwhelming problems will find… Continue reading Review: Riding the Dragon
The dark night of the soul can be a challenging experience and sometimes you might want to avoid dealing with what’s happening. But if you want to move through it and back into the light, you need to engage with the darkness. The following text is extracted from an excellent book by Robert J. Wicks… Continue reading Engaging with Spiritual Darkness