spiritual shelfie

My spiritual shelfie

(This post contains affiliate links.) As part of my 40 before 40 challenge to myself, I pledged to read (or re-read) every one of my spiritual books. Now, as I show you my bookshelves, you'll appreciate the enormity of the…
becoming real

Becoming Real

(This post contains affiliate links.) The Pavamana Mantra is a Hindu mantra introduced in the Brhadaranyaka Upanishad (1.3.28). The text of the mantra reads, "asato ma sadgamaya, tamaso ma jyotirgamaya, mrtyorma amrtam gamaya." This translates to, "from the unreal lead…
discover your archetypes

Discover Your Archetypes

(This post contains affiliate links.) I was recently introduced to the concept of Archetypes - patterns of behaviour which can be described as our soul's blueprint. There are 12 archetypes which can occur in any combination in each of us,…
dealing with anxiety

Dealing with Anxiety

The following chapter is taken from The Path to Happiness by Thubten Chodron. This book is in the public domain and was published for free distribution by Amitabha Buddhist Centre. It comprises a collection of Dharma talks held during several…
om - the primordial sound

The Om Symbol & Sacred Sound

(This post contains affiliate links.) Om is a mantra and mystical sound of Hindu origin which is considered sacred in Hinduism and Buddhism. Om is actually pronounced 'A-U-M' as in 'home' and each syllable can be felt to vibrate within…
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