Alphabet soup for the soul – “U”

U is for Universe ” Ordinary men hate solitude. But the master makes use of it, embracing his aloneness, realizing he is one with the whole universe” Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching  Universe, God, Source, The Tao. These are all different names for the same thing.  These are all ways of saying creator or creation.Continue reading “Alphabet soup for the soul – “U””

Alphabet soup for the soul – “T”

T is for Transformation Self-transformation is not just about changing yourself. It means shifting yourself to a completely new dimension of experience and perception. – Sadhguru- An tiny egg turns into larva which then turns into a caterpillar, before finally, transforming into a beautiful butterfly, so too a human being can transform from ugly toContinue reading “Alphabet soup for the soul – “T””

Alphabet soup for the soul – “S”

S is for Suffering “Pain is certain, suffering is optional” -Buddha- The Buddha famously said ‘life is suffering’ and that is true if you believe it. It does not however, have to be that way. The Buddha also said that suffering is optional. I believe pain is a bodily experience whereas suffering is a conditionContinue reading “Alphabet soup for the soul – “S””

Alphabet soup for the soul – “R”

R is for Remembering “Can you remeber who you were, before the world told you who you should be” -Charles Bukowski- Babies and toddlers innately know what to do? They do not have to be taught or learn, they just know. It also helps that they believe in themselves, have a faith in themselves andContinue reading “Alphabet soup for the soul – “R””

Alphabet soup for the soul – “Q”

Q is for Question “Question everything. Learn something. Answer nothing.” -Euripides– Question everything. Question your thoughts. Question your beliefs. Question the Universe and then do it again. This is how you will find out who you truly are. Question your values, your purpose and your reason for doing the things you do. Ask other peopleContinue reading “Alphabet soup for the soul – “Q””

Alphabet soup for the soul – “P”

P is for Physiology Lets play a game. Imagine if you will in your mind’s eye that you are holding a bright shiny lemon. First feel the softness of the lemon that gives a little when you squeeze it tight (not too tight). Next, notice the waxy skin on the outer layer and the unmistakableContinue reading “Alphabet soup for the soul – “P””

Alphabet soup for the soul – “O”

O is for Observe “Observe your thoughts, dont beleive them” -Eckhart Tolle-    Do you ever observe yourself having a conversation in your mind and asking yourself questions?  If your mind can observe itself asking questions then who or what part of you is doing the observing? Michael Singer talks about this idea beautifully in hisContinue reading “Alphabet soup for the soul – “O””

Alphabet soup for the soul – “N”

N is for Nature “Let us spend one day as deliberately as nature“ -Henry David Thoreau-  Nature has the answers to many existential questions if we are willing to sit back and observe carefully. The examples that can be found vary across the animal kingdom, in the plant life kingdom and throughout the oceans of the world.Continue reading “Alphabet soup for the soul – “N””

Alphabet soup for the soul – “M”

M is for Mindfulness “Living twenty four hours with mindfulness is more worthwhile than living 100 years without it.” -The Buddha- Mindfulness or meditation? These two “M’s” often get confused for each other and for good reason. They are very easy to conflate because they are very similar. Both offer great ways to stop andContinue reading “Alphabet soup for the soul – “M””

Alphabet soup for the soul – “L”

L is for Light I should observe such a beam of light as an electromagnetic field at rest. -Albert Einstein- While travelling in a streetcar and looking back at the clock tower in Bern Switzerland, a young Albert Einstein dreamed of what it would be like to ride alongside a beam of light. How fastContinue reading “Alphabet soup for the soul – “L””