Vedanta and SMARTe goals – who am I, what do I want

When you set SMARTe goals, you become accountable for what you want to see happen through the emotional energies – the small ‘e’ – you invest in them. The more involved you are in that way, the less likely you will abandon your goals especially when the going gets tough. And it begins with knowing who you are and what you really, really want. First things, first. A goal is just a dream till you take action. It all boils down to action, often times massive action that gets you to your preferred reality. So let’s be really clear that nothing is …

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Self-realisation is achievable in this lifetime

Self-realisation is the journey we take to discover who we are are and what we want. It is about us wanting to live more purposefully and meaningfully. It is about finding our place within the scheme of things. A place we come to be at total peace and ease within our own skin. The best part is that it is possible in this lifetime. An ancient mantra sums it up When I was first taught this mantra by my teacher, I looked it up to see what it really meant. But reading about it and having its meaning truly descend …

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Travel as a form of self-enquiry

Why do we travel? I think travel helps us to find ourselves. Our outer travel is matched by an inner one. That’s also why a journal is such an important tool to have on our journeys. The act of penning down your thoughts as you travel along helps to lend clarity. With that comes focus. And the rest will fall into place. With clarity, I begin to know who I am and how to make this one life count. That’s it! Clarity. There I was up on the slopes of Mt. Rinjani and I remember I was taking it slow …

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What is the spiritual significance of work

Why do we work? So that we can eat, buy necessities and afford luxuries. However, that’s only part of the whole answer. Master Sheng Yen tells us why. Work has its spiritual purpose. Why work For the longest time, I sought to find the meaning behind why we strive from 9 to 5, tolerate a whole lot of stuff at work, and often lose sleep because work issues continue to spin in my mind even though my head has warmed the pillow eons back. Here’s a good read that helps us to live more from a wise heart. That way, we …

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Finding purpose in your work

We live in an evolving spiritual world where work is no longer just about earning a salary but has to be more…it needs to have meaning and purpose. It is about using our gifts and talents to add value to the world. To serve. Courage to live a life of purpose We want our lives to count for something. We want what we do for a living to matter. And we want to be able to live with courage. Indeed, to live a life with purpose requires courage. And history has shown us – Rosa Parks, Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi, …

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We create our own reality

We essentially keep ourselves locked in an endless spin of nirvanic and samsaric experiences moment after moment, day after day after day…. through our thoughts, speech and action. The Buddha was the one who explained it best. How we essentially create our reality through our perception. Samsara According to Buddhist teachings, SAMSARA in Sanskrit refers to our ‘unenlightened and ignorant state of existence’, ‘rebirth after rebirth’. NIRVANA, on the other hand, is the state of ‘being enlightened’ where we are ‘no longer trapped in the endless cycles of rebirths’. Which makes nirvana the most profound state of wisdom possible. In addition, …

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Self-mastery is part of the spiritual journey

Self-mastery begins with self-enquiry. It’s only after one gains awareness into who we are and what we are that we can begin to have the ‘material’ to work with, to shape and mould towards the best version of what we could be. We are in charge Buddhists believe no one else but ourselves are responsible for the quality of our lives, our happiness, and our resources. In order to achieve a meaningful life wel need to learn to transform our emotions and feelings (that eventually shape our behaviour) as this is seen as the most effective way to bring about …

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Change your frequency to change your reality

We are energy beings, made entirely of the energy of light. Every thought we hold is energy. Every reaction to life, every habit we form – all these are energies. They have the cumulative effect of creating grooves in your psyche. This is why you have repeating patterns in how you think, do and say. In this video, Christie explains how holding a negative and limiting belief tends to pull in a whole lot more of other related negative sub-beliefs thus creating a compounding effect that is detrimental to our overall well-being. Getting stuck in a negative spiral ends up limiting …

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