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Thought Experiment: The Ship of Theseus

There is a thought experiment called the Ship of Theseus. It was designed by Plato, the famous Greek philosopher, to help illustrate the concept of identity. Theseus was a legendary king. He won many battles and was beloved by all his citizens in the kingdom he founded, Athens. He is considered to be one of […]

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New Decade New Intentions

Intention drives our lives. What we focus on, what we put energy into, leads us to our destination. And so now and again it is important to reflect on where we are and where we are going. There is no better time to re-attune yourself with your intentions than on the eve of a new […]

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Eleven Years of Gratitude

There is wonderful quote from the Winnie-the-Pooh series: “Piglet noticed that even though he had a very small heart, it could hold a rather large amount of gratitude.” This speaks to a fundamental truth about feeling and expressing gratitude – it opens the heart. When our hearts open in gratitude it allows more of our […]

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Benefits of Resting in Uncertainty

One of the rocket fuels on the spiritual path is cultivating the ability to rest in a state of not knowing, or uncertainty. The egoic mind usually does not like uncertainty and tends to feel safe and comfortable when it feels like it has some semblance of control. Yet rarely does life always flow in […]

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Silent Blessing Experiment

There is a wonderful quote by Mary Anne Radmacher, “There is no small act of kindness. Every compassionate act makes large the world”. Some days we may have the inspiration, and energy, to do some act of kindness or compassion for others. Maybe we say a kind word of encouragement to a friend or volunteer […]

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Meditation

It happens regularly in our store that conversations with customers turn to the subject of meditation. One of the most common things we hear is, “Oh, I could never meditate! My mind is way too busy.” Actually, having thoughts is not a barrier to meditation. It’s really quite simple and only takes a little guidance […]

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Meditation Altars

Whether you are a novice or an expert in mindfulness, having an altar specifically for meditation can be a sweet refuge where you can turn to for a spiritual boost. It also provides a sacred space where you can release daily stresses and burdens, while learning to live in the moment. When it comes to […]

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Candle Magic – How to Use Candles in Manifestation

The sight of a burning candle with the flame dancing gracefully is powerful enough to send you into a trance. Does candle gazing awaken something deep within you? If so, you’re in for some candle magic. The glow of fire can be so comforting to the extent that it can teach you how to focus […]

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Learn to Listen

“There come to us moments in life when about some things we need no proof from without. A little voice within us tells us, ‘You are on the right track, move neither to your left nor right, but keep to the straight and narrow way.”  -Mahatma Ghandi We’ve all made decisions, from carefully thought out […]

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Yoga as a Preparation for Meditation

Meditation is the art of training your mind. Yoga is the way of bringing harmony between your body and mind through various postures and breathing techniques. As you feel a sense of calmness, you can enjoy enhanced mindfulness and better ability to concentrate. Thus, yoga sets the tone and plays a key role in your […]

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