Facebook Detox – Good For The Soul

Are you someone who checks Facebook often or other social networks? If you are travelling or at home do you flick between networks when you are not sure what to do or you feel bored?   Are you a Facebook addict? I was travelling to London last week and noticed a young woman in the seat in front of me, she had her smartphone switched on and I could see…

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Desire And Scratching An Itch

We all know what it’s like to have an itch that we really want to scratch. Maybe you’re washing the dishes wearing rubber gloves, and suddenly the end of your nose begins to itch (this often happens to me), or you’re meditating and wanting so badly to scratch your head and find relief – for now. But inevitably that itch returns, perhaps some place else, but it’s still an itch you…

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Becoming Introvert : Re-Awakening The Real You

Since I wrote my post ‘Shining As An Introvert’ I discovered how many introverts had taken on the persona of extrovert, and some going so far as expressing extrovert qualities for most of their adult lives. I have a friend in his seventies now and I would never had guessed he was an introvert until he told me he was. He told me that he has most of the qualities…

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Embracing Uncertainty

Life is one big uncertainty. No-one can go through life without experiencing uncertainty. From life changes like jobs ending, to people dying, to relationships changing, to the general uncertainty of not knowing what direction to take in life, being human comes with the experience of uncertainty. Now the difference between those who embrace it and those that don’t, shows in the coping mechanisms of those who are unwilling to embrace…

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The Shadow Self & the Cloudy Sky

We all love a sunny sky, a beautiful, blue, uplifting light. The sun makes everything look so dazzling, even concrete and the man-made world shines on a blue sky day. But what about cloudy skies? Walking around my local neighbourhood just this week I was gazing up at the sky. There was a lot of cloud and some blue, and the sun kept peeking through. The clouds were absolutely awe-inspiring.…

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Waiting For The Next Door – Desire & The Now Moment

Mindfulness and being in the ‘Now’ moment is such a big thing in spiritual circles at this time and this is great because ‘Now’ is all we have, so why are a lot of people believing they can mix ‘the law of attraction’ and ‘creating your reality’ with being mindful and being present? It’s not easy to be present. If it were, everyone would be here now because being present…

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Anxiety – Allowing Vulnerability

  “Anxiety should never be viewed as an inherent weakness but rather an out-of-control strength. It takes tremendous strength to never act out rage; to take that energy, to repress it inwardly where it becomes anxiety – so as to not harm anyone else.” ~ Steve Ray Ozanich For the longest time I suffered in silence with intense anxiety. I hid this experience from everyone but close family. Of my…

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The Law Of Changing Conditions

Everything changes, but beneath all of that change is an awareness which never changes. I have been consciously a spiritual ‘seeker’ for over 14 years now and I have begun to reach the point of no more seeking. The ego, the mind, is in a state of flux about this admittedly, but I am trusting that asking those big life questions is going to throw a spanner in the works…

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Paul’s Journey From Anxiety To Freedom

  This is a guest post by Paul David from anxietynomore.co.uk How It All Began My Story really started when I was in my 20’s. I had a few issues and turned to soft drugs to cover up how I was feeling inside. The issues really were a lack of direction and happiness. I was never really happy growing up. I had friends, but they always seemed more confident than I…

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I Don’t Need To Be Perfect – Pain & Self-Pressures

Conventional treatments often do not help pain in the long term & act as placebos but what if T.M.S offers the answer and we had the answer within us all along? How many of you experience physical pain? How many of you experience anxiety, depression, allergies, IBS and more? Well, in 2012 I experienced my second bout of intense pain. I thought I had pulled my back during Pilates, and…

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