Category Archives: Mind

My Body is My Temple

“Don’t you realise that the body is the temple of the Holy Spirit?” (1 Corinthians 6:19) Most of us probably do, but do we live out the real meaning of this quote: a harmonious unity of body and mind; equal, … Continue reading

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Books That Inspire

It is not the first time I read “The Untethered Soul” by Michael A. Singer. Already six years ago, I was struck by the simplicity of the author’s writing and how he treats the important theme on how to find … Continue reading

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Heritage & Environment

Up to a certain point we are the fruit of our heritage and environment. What our parents, teachers and other “authorities” taught us has formed us much more than we sometimes want to admit. However, even if we do admit … Continue reading

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When a Friendship Ends

The first time this happened to me I was a child, and it struck me very hard. Since then I have learned to handle it better, but there is no denying it: when a friendship ends, you experience an important … Continue reading

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One Poem A Week

For as long as I’ve known myself, I’ve had a weak memory. Recently I read that learning things by heart may boost your memory capacity. Why not poems? I’ve always been attracted by bold play with words, by unusual images … Continue reading

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Fall in Love

Close your eyes Fall in Love Stay there. Rumi You can interpret this lovely verse by Rumi (Jalal al-din Rumi, 1207-1273) as a romantic love poem, but I see it in a much wider context, as falling in love with … Continue reading

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Always Take the Weather With You

Sometimes I feel like a hermit, living in my little house at the end of the village and spending most of my time on my own. Entire days can pass when I speak to no-one and just wander around in … Continue reading

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Restoring Qi

On days like that, when the sky looks sad and the mountains are hiding in the clouds… On days like that, when my head is aching and a great weariness makes my steps heavy. On such days I sometimes get … Continue reading

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The Tender Touch

Saying goodbye to one of my dear friends lately, I enjoyed the tenderness with which she hugged me. Thinking that I wanted more such tenderness in my life, I suddenly realised that I have to show it myself to begin … Continue reading

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Breathe For Life

Breathing is what keeps us alive, and still we just take it for granted the way it goes in and out. In and out, and in and out, until we draw our last breath… Still many of us don’t really … Continue reading

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