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Insights on Peace
Insights on Peace

The recent tragedy at the elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, is needless to say at the very least heartbreaking. It made me reflect a lot on the source of peace and violence, and this brought me to recall a talk given my guru, Sivaya Subramuniyaswami about 12 years ago. The talk was title...

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What Is the Inner Source of Violence?
What Is the Inner Source of Violence?

Looking deeper into peace and violence I’d like to share some further insights by my guru, Sivaya Subramuniyaswami. This is taken from his book Dancing with Siva published by Himalayan Academy (Page 196). What Is the Inner Source of Violence? Violence is a reflection of lower, instinctive c...

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Expressing Gratitude and Apprecition
Expressing Gratitude and Apprecition

During this time of thanksgiving many people take the opportunity to express gratitude and appreciation to the people in their lives and for what they have as well. When we express gratitude or appreciation it’s good to remember to be specific. For instance, instead of saying “thank y...

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Why can’t you fear the past?
Why can’t you fear the past?

A question was asked to me with regards to the blog post on the 26th of August titled “Dealing with Fear and Worry” as to why we can’t fear and worry about something in the past. Well, the reason we can’t fear and worry about something in the past is because it has already...

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A Matter of Perspective
A Matter of Perspective

Many of you know I have a love for photography. I wanted to share with you a couple of photos that I took today in Salzburg, Austria, while walking around the old part of town. I mainly want to highlight how by changing your perspective you can get a completely different image of the subject.&hel...

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EO Istanbul 2012
EO Istanbul 2012

I gave a keynote presentation this afternoon to around 800 entrepreneurs from around the world that are members of the Entrepreneurs Organization. It was part of their EO Istanbul University taking place in Istanbul, Turkey. The talk was titled EO 360 degrees – A spiritual perspective. EO 3...

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How/when are you aware of the effects of meditation?
How/when are you aware of the effects of meditation?

Affects of meditation come not from prolong practices rather more from quality practices. Sitting for long periods in meditation not necessarily produce result if the meditator does not know what he or she is doing. There will be benefits from this but not significant. When a quality meditation p...

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Happiness is a Choice
Happiness is a Choice

When did we forget that happiness is a choice? It’s a choice that each of us have been empowered with. It’s a choice that each of us need to make each day, each moment of our lives. And when we forget then we leave ourselves subject to the people and environment around us to dictate&h...

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