Mind and Heart: Purpose and Goals

stairsAs the thought, so the result. If we can manage our thoughts, we will have a tidy mind, a steady purpose in life, and achieve our goals with ease. In the modern psycho-mumble, this is called delayed gratification. Ability to manage the mind is shown in the heart, in the mental energies, on the objects we set before ourselves and the successes we achieve. It is the opposite for those who fail to plan and fail to take the route of concentration and self-control.
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Effect of Thought on Health and the Body

canteenWe are what we eat. Moreover, what we look at, what we listen to, what we speak about also affects the food we consume. Every part of the five senses is food for the mind and the body. The body is the servant of the mind. It obeys the operations of the mind, whether they be deliberately chosen or automatically expressed. At the bidding of unlawful thoughts the body sinks rapidly into disease and decay; at the command of glad and beautiful thoughts it becomes clothed with youthfulness and beauty.

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Thought and Circumstance

flatsMan must tend the garden of his soul and care for plants and bushes in it, weeding, pruning and looking after this garden, else, things will fall into the garden, choke it, and produce undesirable results. The natural law of the world is that it puts forth, that is, natural objects (plants) grow, put forth blossom and seed, flourish for a season or so, and then pass away. So also, there is a mental law (for man’s mind puts forth) and a moral law (all human action shows the values and choices of the individual doer). From the Natural Law, Allen arrives at these mental and moral laws which govern the circumstances of a man’s life.
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A Planet of Beauty doing it tough:

A Blue Marble The Creative Source of the All speaks through many sources, who are channels, and give out messages. Some messages are filtered, some are “just as they are”. We have been witness to the Source channelled for many years; that Source has told that others will give other messages. Here we bring a recent transmission from one who is called KaRa. It is given as a reflection on what are tough times / the goal of the journey is in sight.
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The Garden of the Mind

Untidy gardenMind creates reality. Our world, our attitudes, our feelings, our responses to this world are all reflections of what is in the mind. The mind is like a garden, we can have a tidy garden, we can have weeds and creepers, we can have undergrowth and overgrowth of plants, bushes and trees. We need to WATCH the garden and keep it tidy. We need to WATCH our minds and keep the mind neat and tidy.
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Kumbh Mela 2021

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Paying homage to the sacred river – waving the arathi lamps
The Kumbh Mela is a major pilgrimage and festival in Hinduism.[1] It is celebrated in a cycle of approximately 12 years at four river-bank pilgrimage sites: the Allahabad (Ganges-Yamuna Sarasvati rivers confluence), Haridwar (Ganges), Nashik (Godavari), and Ujjain. The festival is marked by a ritual dip in the waters, but it is also a celebration of community commerce with numerous fairs, education, religious discourses by saints, mass feedings of monks or the poor, and entertainment spectacle. The seekers believe that bathing in these rivers is a means to atonement, penance for past mistakes, and that it cleanses them of their sins. Approximately 50 and 30 million people attended the Allahabad Ardh Kumbh Mela in 2019 and Maha Kumbh Mela in 2013 respectively to bathe in the holy river Ganges, making them the largest peaceful gathering events in the world. In 2021 the Kumbh Mela will be held in Hardiwar.
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Citizens are central to achieving the Paris Agreement

Climate Outreach

As we mark the 5th anniversary of the landmark Paris Agreement, and on the road to the COP26 UN climate summit in Glasgow less than a year from now, we need to demand governments dramatically increase their ambitions for meaningfully engaging their citizens with climate change.

There are positive signs – but if we are realistic about the challenges of reducing emissions, we need to be realistic about what will be required from people.

The Paris Agreement was a landmark text, the culmination of a gruelling two year process described by the lead UN negotiators as the “most complex, comprehensive and critical international climate negotiation ever attempted”. It reiterated the right of people to be informed and involved in climate policy, but it failed to recognise that building a public mandate would be essential for the success of the whole agreement.

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The Appeal of Conspiracy Theories to Spiritual People

It's a HoaxIn an Op-ed on Psychology Today, Steve Taylor, Ph.D., -senior lecturer in psychology at Leeds Beckett University – writes about people who have had profound spiritual experiences, yet fall for spirtual conspiracies. In this article, some intriguing history is recounted, and the recent phenomenon of conspiracy theories about the global pandemic and the US Election are examined. Steve Taylor comes to a conclusion which the reader may consider and evaluate…

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Does Spirituality need Character?

Blind manSpirituality without the base of character, is like the journey of a blind man. Morality, virtue, character – these are vital. We must look to Character and Integrity and understand why management of our mind is necessary for spiritual effort that brings spiritual advance. We can all be great managers – of our minds!

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