The Sacred Cross

The Cross is one of the most famous religious symbols. In Christianity the Cross is a representation of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and reminds Christians of God's love in sacrificing his own son for humanity. The cross also predates Christianity in various forms.   The Ankh The Ankh is an Egyptian symbol. It is also [...]

Who am I?

It was the morning after a very intense mediation class, I was looking out the window watching the birds feed rather than get ready for work. For some reason I questioned my identity. My immediate reaction was that I do not have one. This answer sparked an uncertainty but before any fear set in I [...]

Spiritual Maturity

In popular Psychology there is an idea called Transactional Analysis. This was proposed by Eric Berne in 1957. In Transactional Analysis behaviour and communication is generally from one of three states- Child, Adult and Parent. Often it is represented with this chart- The Parent talks down to the Child The Child talks back up to [...]

May the Force be with you

Growing up in the 1980s I loved nothing more than Star Wars! The first Star Wars film, Episode IV – A New Hope was released in 1977, followed by Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back in 1980. The final film in the Original Trilogy was Episode VI – Return of the Jedi and this [...]

Team Humanity

When people work together, great feats can be achieved. A group of people with a common goal or objective is known as a team. Team members need to learn how to work together, help each other to better themselves and create a positive environment that allows everyone to flourish. To survive, early people teamed together in [...]

KISS

Sometime it seems that when people face a problem the simplest solution is often overlooked. In general we seem to be programmed to believe that the solution involves spending money. A great example of this is the weight loss industry. There are many products to assist people to lose weight. Wouldn’t the simple solution be [...]

The Limitations of Happiness 

In the blog Anger is a Gift I called anger a temporary emotion. What if all emotions should be temporary even good emotions? Recently I heard a Mysterious Universe podcast in which they talked about cultural differences regarding depression and expectations. They spoke about how in Western culture we have an expectation that we should be [...]

Anger is a Gift

When I was in my late teens/ early twenties I loved the band, Rage Against the Machine. If you played their track Freedom very loud, part way through the track the music would pause and quietly you could hear- Anger Is a Gift. The music would start again. What is anger? Anger is a natural [...]