UK Spirituality

Thomas Bahler: An Entertainment Legend With a Humble Servant's Heart

Liberty Forrest | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Liberty Forrest

He is among the most down-to-earth, humble people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Kind and warm, Tommy, or simply "T" is a compassionate and sensitive man, which I suppose is at least partially responsible for his success in the entertainment industry. But there was a time when success seemed out of reach.

Spirituality and Transformative Leadership

Caroline Watson | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK
Caroline Watson

In my own leadership journey, spirituality has been foundational. I was raised as a Christian Scientist and my upbringing in Asia and continuing travels around the world gave me a deep interest in, and appreciation for, the spiritual principles found in all religions.

Spring Renewal 3

Karen Ruimy | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Ruimy

It is spring, the sun is shining, the wind is blowing and you are enjoying every-thing so much. You know you are going to jump into this exciting wave...

Spring Renewal 2

Karen Ruimy | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Ruimy

There is always a correspondence between the inner world and the outer world. There is a reflection between inner and outer world. What you see outside is reflecting on what is happening inside of you.

Spring Renewal 1

Karen Ruimy | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Ruimy

Every morning stay within yourself, meditate, write down your feelings about this clearing. Answer those questions freely. Create yourself a dream plan. Though don't forget gentleness and patience for yourself as it can take a month or more.

'Spirit' Warned Woman Her Husband Was In Danger

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A woman saved her husband's life after getting an inexplicable feeling that something bad had happened. Nicole Mayhew, from Utah, was at work when ...

What Kind of Happiness Are You Seeking?

His Holiness Karmapa Thaye Dorje | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
His Holiness Karmapa Thaye Dorje

How much do we really know about happiness? From a Buddhist perspective, all sentient beings, including animals, seek happiness. We have a subconscious instinct to seek happiness - even though many of us don't have a clear idea what it is, or how to achieve it...

Who Owns Yoga? - The Feature Film Support Our Kickstarter Campaign

Bhanu Bhatnagar | Posted 31.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Bhanu Bhatnagar

Yoga is everywhere these days. It's fair to say it's become well and truly mainstream. In most Western cities yoga studios are as ubiquitous as fast-food joints or liquor stores. 20 million Americans say they practice yoga. So, what exactly is happening here? How can we explain the meteoric rise of yoga?

Who Am I Anyway?

Joshua Virasami | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK
Joshua Virasami

Personally I have found that I couldn't even place myself in cultural groups around me. When my hair was short, afro-diasporic people gave me the nod of solidarity, when my hair was long south-Asian diasporic peoples spoke to me in their diversity of languages, yet I remained neither here nor there.

Colonial Flavoured Yoga

Joshua Virasami | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joshua Virasami

Yoga is not a pick-n-mix, you cannot take the fitness aspect, asana, and ignore the aspect of jnani, self knowledge, or bhakti, doing selfless service for others. We cannot afford to pay no heed to how our daily consumerism, and lack of resistance toward consumerism, propels the impoverishment of brown bodies in the East

Cherchez la Femme

Jane Fuller | Posted 26.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Fuller

To me feminism is about equality which includes men - it's all about balancing the feminine and masculine traits in us all. We live in a world that still embraces the masculine (yang) which has become a dangerously unbalanced misrepresentation of humanity.

13 Years of Reclaiming Love

Joshua Virasami | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK
Joshua Virasami

Without love our empathy always falls short, and without full-bodied empathy we cannot act in true selflessness, consequently, we will not fix the deep seated issues we face as a species. It makes sense that unless we reclaim love from its hegemonic interpretations, in order to love ourselves, to love others and to love planet, our work for social change will always be burdened.

The Missing Pieces of the Puzzle

Amy Anka | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Anka

If you're missing the pieces from your own "life puzzle", you can never expect to take those pieces from someone else's. Whose puzzle looks very, very different from your own. If you do, You'll always be searching for that "missing piece". Tirelessly searching. And often fruitlessly.

You, And You Alone, Must Be the One to Develop Your Sense of Personal Meaning in Life.

Joanna Cates | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joanna Cates

Fulfilling one's meaning in life is so incredibly personal and no two people would do so in exactly the same way. That's because there is no definitive answer. There is unfortunately no list of ingredients to buy or recipe to follow in making a meaningful life.

Meditation for Beginners: The Calm After the Commute

Romy Grace | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Romy Grace

It was a cold, busy weekday evening. My day was filled with people, emails, numbers, lunch, coffees, long queues, lifts and public transport. I made my way across London after work, fighting the rush hour crowd - ironically on my way to a beginner's meditation class.

The Alchemist in High Heels ...

Sarah Dyer | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Dyer

That morning I had a serious talk with the big man upstairs and whoever else was listening. The gremlins in the basement of course were trying to get in on the act too, 'how could I ask for something like this!' 'Please God, I really have to get on that flight to Australia and Bali.'

The Meaning of Meaning

Joanna Cates | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joanna Cates

Having a clear idea of one's values and ideals is possibly connected with this sort of meaning, as is having a role where one feels valued. It might also be to do with setting and achieving life goals, or even simply feeling that one's life makes sense and that it has coherence.

Instinct, Cutting the Small Talk and Being True to One's Self

Roberta Verdant | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Roberta Verdant

You know that precise moment when you walk into a situation or you meet someone and you notice something feels wrong? How often have you disregarded that feeling, and in the process disregarded yourself; your needs and inner guidance?

Meditation Tips for Beginners

Deborah Quibell | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Deborah Quibell

It may not feel like meditation when we plop down and try to sit cross-legged on a pillow in the middle of a hard wood floor. We end up meditating on the amazing, migratory pattern of pain as it moves from our hips to our knees and back to our hips again.

How To Be Happy, Just As You Are

Sheila Bayliss | Posted 15.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sheila Bayliss

In my 20s, I'd tried endless self-help books in an effort to become someone else. I hated that I always felt anxious and lacking confidence. I was determined to rid myself of these defects so that I could finally be happy.

How to Live a Valuable Life

KatherinePress | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
KatherinePress

Acting is, for me, telling stories that need to be told, whether fictionalised or true. Maybe that's how I justify a career in which the aim is to stir souls rather than save lives, but it's the best way I know to truly "come alive" and to give of my very best.

Destination is Never a Place: Yoga, Space and Exploration on Europe's Southernmost Tip

Jane Egginton | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Egginton

'One's destination is never a place but a new way of seeing things'. It's not often I find inspiration in an in-flight magazine but the words of Henry Miller, one of my favourite authors, jump out at me.

Cultivating Love in the Face of Terror

Alice Grist | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Grist

Decide not to fume and vent against the world, the window cleaner, your boss or the kids. Just be. Be still. Allow life to arise around you, and if you invest yourself in anything, let it only be things that bring love to the surface of your heart and soul.

Embracing Your Inner Child

Karen Ruimy | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Ruimy

The soul is not going to be expressed fully and naturally. It will have to please the world in order to be loved. We all create an ego that is this personality that wants to match the world and we start adopting a lot of judgement from our surroundings.

The Ins and Outs of January

Nigel Rayment | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nigel Rayment

It's tragic that for so many of us clarity about what really counts arrives so late in the day. And might not this clarity deliver a sight more humility, empathy and equity in the world?