Not minding what happens

There is a lovely story in Eckhart Tolle’s book A New Earth about a gathering of people who have gone to listen to Krishnamurti speak in order to gain some understanding of how to achieve peace and enlightenment. “I… Read More

Do we need to believe in an elusive spiritual world to benefit from spiritual practice?

A spiritual practice or spiritual discipline (often including spiritual exercises) is the regular or full-time performance of actions and activities undertaken for the purpose of inducing spiritual experiences and cultivating spiritual development – Wikipedia  The above gives a… Read More

The Golden Apples of the Hesperides

“There are persons, who, without ever having any external signs of selfishness, are intensely selfish in their spiritual aspirations.” The Labours of Hercules by Alice A Bailey. Those on the spiritual path may find the esoteric study of… Read More

Bucket List

“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen”. Michael Jordan. I went to a friend’s BBQ last Sunday – and, yes, it was pouring with rain just about lunch time but… Read More

The need to be right

“Dumbledore says people find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right” – J K Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. I mentioned in a previous blog ‘Obstacle to enlightenment’ that the biggest… Read More

Karma – How fair is that!

“It is always sensible to have a credit in the karmic bank to draw on in time of need.” – A Little Light on the Spiritual Laws by Diana Cooper Sitting in Costa last week on the pretext… Read More

The need to be liked

‘They’ve all got someone else to hate now, haven’t they?’ she (Lily) spoke to Frances softly – The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters. Up to this point in The Paying Guests (page 490) my feelings towards Lily were… Read More

There’s Always a Reason

  How true! But it’s hard to be compassionate when someone is so difficult. An ageing aunt of whom I was very fond, called me at five o’clock in the morning distressed because she was having difficulty breathing…. Read More

Does life reflect your inner emotions?

As Within, so Without  – Is your life a reflection of the way you think, feel and behave? If, like me, you are striving to make sense of life here on Earth then this spiritual law – As… Read More

Synchronicity or just coincidence?

Synchronicity: “The simultaneous occurrence of events which appear significantly related but have no discernible causal connection” – www.oxforddictionaries.com I recently read a book called Synchrodestiny by Deepak Chopra explaining that there is no such thing as coincidence; events are… Read More