What can the Queen Teach us about Spiritual Intelligence?

 

I really enjoyed listening to the Queen’s speech on Christmas Day, and her message to us all for 2014.

I loved her focus on the balance between action and reflection which is what our Spiritual Intelligence is always guiding us to do: “With so many distractions, it is easy to forget to pause and take stock. Be it through contemplation, prayer, or even keeping a dairy, many have found the practice of quiet personal reflection surprisingly rewarding, even discovering greater spiritual depth to their lives.” Read More

Why Goal Setting Can Ruin Your Life

We live in a world where acquisition and achievement have become all important. This has been supported by our innate desire to have more and be more in life. A whole movement which studied the psychology of success over the past 40 years has taught us that the only way to acquisition and achievement, in short to “success,” is to set clearly defined goals. Having set these goals, they are achieved by focusing unwaveringly on their achievement and taking action, often daily, to achieve those chosen outcomes. Read More

May I be Spacious …

What has this got to do with Luck?

One of the key qualities that Buddhist traditions focus upon is equanimity. Equanimity is said to be the balance, born of wisdom; the ability to have an open perspective in our lives which in turn, leads us to often greater understanding and patience in our life experiences. It also embraces the ability to let go of control and accept that which is with ease. With equanimity comes a spaciousness in our lives. This spaciousness embraces a willingness to open our focus beyond purely what we want in any situation. Read More

Opening up to the New

At the beginning of a new year, and especially the start of a new decade, we often create a long list of things we “want” to have and things we “want” to achieve. These lists, while all very good, can often be based on our ego’s thinking rather than the natural way of things, the Tao. Read More

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