The Source of All Knowledge

Whilst re-reading The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho for the article  “To Realize One’s Destiny is a Person’s Only Obligation”   I found the interactions and the different ways of learning between the main character, Santiago and the English Man particularly interesting. At the start of the journey across the desert, Santiago meets an English man who [...]

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 [...]

The Five Percent

Thomas Edison (11 February 1847 – 18 October 1931) is claimed to be one of America’s greatest inventors. As well as inventing many devices we take for granted today such as the phonograph, the motion picture camera and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb, he has made many famous quotes. Probably the most famous quote is [...]

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 [...]

Inspiration

Two of my favourite words at the moment are Inspire and Inspiration. These two words seem to pop up everywhere right now. Inspire has two meanings: To breathe in air- inhale Fill someone the urge to do or feel something Our breathing or respiratory cycle is divided into two phases- Inspiration and Expiration. The most [...]

Silence is Golden

  As I sit here writing this, it is my third night sleeping in a small shepherd’s hut in the Welsh countryside. It is near freezing outside so the fire is crackling away in the corner. Occasionally I can hear an owl hoot or a passing car in the distance. The main noise is my [...]

Fake it till you make it!

You may or may not have heard this expression but how does it work? If you feel sad, how do you fake feeling happy? If you are shy, how do you fake feeling confident? If you are in turmoil, how do you fake internal peace? Simple! Change your posture and the way you move! Fake [...]

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 [...]