Category Archives: Spirituality

Only love can save us from climate change

‘Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, one of the world’s leading spiritual teachers, is a man at great peace even as he predicts the possible collapse of civilisation within 100 years as a result of runaway climate change. The 86-year-old Vietnamese … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, Meditation, Personal, Spirituality | Leave a comment

The Pope calls on humanity to protect the Earth

“The earth, our home, is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth” because of “unfettered greed and out-of-control consumption”, Pope Francis says, in what must be the most keenly anticipated papal document of modern times. … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, Spirituality, Sustainability | Leave a comment

Quotes From An Indian Chief That Will Make You Question “Modern” Culture

Praise, flattery, exaggerated manners and fine, high-sounding words were no part of Lakota politeness. Excessive manners were put down as insincere, and the constant talker was considered rude and thoughtless. Conversation was never begun at once, or in a hurried … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, Motivation, Personal, Spirituality, Wellness | Leave a comment

Who Owns Yoga?

“The last decade has seen an explosion of research into how and why yoga, mindful breathing and meditation impact our brains, bodies and behaviour. It’s long been believed that yoga and meditation can positively affect a person’s mood. But now, … Continue reading

Posted in Meditation, Personal, Spirituality, Wellness, Yoga | Leave a comment

Mindfulness: has it been hijacked by business or can it change lives?

“Just a few years ago, being invited to a company-sponsored meditation session would have raised eyebrows in most workplaces. Now, with the growth in evidence for mindfulness as a way to cultivate well-being, organisations ranging from City banks and advertising … Continue reading

Posted in Meditation, Spirituality, Wellness | Leave a comment

Time is not money

‘Thinking about it (time) makes you a better person, not a worse one. “The love of money”, St Paul memorably wrote to his protégé Timothy, “is the root of all evil.” “All” may be putting it a bit strongly, but … Continue reading

Posted in Finance, Motivation, Personal, Spirituality | Leave a comment

The spiritual side of boredom

“Whereas boredom was once bragged about as a mark of nobility, now it is the ultimate in personal failing. Those who are bored are losers. Perhaps this is why the entertainment industry is more important to us than we are … Continue reading

Posted in Meditation, Motivation, Personal, Spirituality | Leave a comment