Rumi was a 13th-century Persian poet and Sufi mystic who wrote some of the most beautiful and most profound words that were ever written. His poetry is a series of mystical experiences – that show us the importance of every human experience.
Here are my favourite 25 Rumi quotes. Continue reading “25 Rumi Quotes to Inspire you!”
This is a great quote. It is often attributed to Pablo Picasso but most likely belongs to psychiatrist, David Viscott.
Why are we here? What is the meaning of life? This quote helps us to answer that question. The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.
Finding your gift. Continue reading “The Meaning of Life”
“How do we change the world? One random act of kindness at a time.” Morgan Freeman
Here’s what inspired this blog. I was queuing for coffee in a café recently and the lady in front of me was short 5 cents. She began rummaging through her handbag. I offered the money to the person serving. Next thing I heard a voice saying “Is that you Mary?” and a big laugh. The lady turned around and I was looking at a friend I hadn’t met for years. We spent the next two hours chatting and catching up on all our news. It was a fabulous afternoon. Random!!! Continue reading “20 Random Acts of Kindness”
I discovered this poem lately and fell in love with it. It is about being at home in yourself, and loving who you are. It is also about owning all of your stories, experiences, strengths, and weaknesses—and treating them with respect, compassion and love. Continue reading “Love After Love by Derek Walcott”
(This poem is about the choices we make in life.)
I walk down the street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I fall in.
I am lost… I am helpless.
It isn’t my fault.
It takes forever to find a way out. Continue reading “Autobiography in 5 Chapters”
All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother
Mothers are special. They have a kind of love that cannot be matched by anything else in this world. Your mother is someone who will always be there for you no matter what happens. They are a beacon of light in our lives.
Here are my favourite 4 poems that celebrate Moms. Continue reading “Mother’s Day Poems”
What I am is good enough if only I would be it openly. Carl Rogers
Virginia Satir wrote I am Me to a 15 -year old girl who had a lot of questions about herself and what life meant. It was later published in her book entitled Self-Esteem.
Continue reading “My Declaration of Self-Esteem – I Am Me by Virginia Satir”
Happiness is … the experience of living with love, joy and gratitude.
Life is precious and we need to enjoy every minute of it. The Happiness Is candle brings together love, joy and gratitude – the secrets to happiness. The lime, basil and mandarin fragrance is light, joyful and divine.
The 3 wonderful reasons to love the Happiness is candle; Continue reading “3 Reasons to love your Happiness Is Lime, Basil and Mandarin Candle”
Practicing kindness is good for your happiness and the happiness of others. It makes the world a happier place to live in. A study of more than 3,000 people found that 95% of people feel good when they help someone, 53% of people feel happier and more optimistic, and those feelings last hours or even days for 81% of people. Practicing kindness has many benefits. (The Positive Psychlopedia – The latest on the science of happiness) Continue reading “5 Benefits of Practicing Kindness”
In his book Tools of Titans, Tim Ferris has a brilliant section on Loving Kindness.
I have fallen in love with this practice and try to do it as often as I can. I love people watching so it’s easy to randomly pick two people and wish them happiness. I also try to do the meditation as often as I can. Continue reading “Mindfulness Practice 2: Loving Kindness”