Tag Archives: mysticism

At a Time

At a Time   At a time when the world searched for meaning many looked to the blossoming of culture in the arts. It was a time when the new rich billionaires sought justification for their greed and in some cases their exploitation to acquire their fortunes. Many became philanthropists Some even formed a worldwide […]

Ignorance

Ignorance   Do not be afraid to experience new and different things Keep your thoughts flexible By your willingness to Let go of preconceived ideas and former convictions And take the opportunity of gaining fresh and wider experience Expand your mind Do not disregard any idea until you have explored its nature Ignorance is the […]

See the Good

See the Good   See the good in others Even if you find them offensive Learn to develop more sympathy and an understanding of their ways And hope that they will see a better means Develop love and gentleness so that they may see purpose in life Undeterred by the influence of others This can […]

The Power of Faith

The Power of Faith A little while ago a friend of mine asked me how he could strengthen his beliefs. It seems he was having trouble achieving, within his time restraints, the new goals that he was following. Nothing that he was doing seemed to be working towards achieving these aims. Although, one would have […]

Happiness is Natural

Happiness is Natural   Happiness is a natural and intrinsic purpose in life and for that reason we have no need to choose every pleasure that is on offer. There are times when many pleasures can become a source of great annoyance and act as diversions from our continuous growth. And there are times when […]

Mixed Blessings

This is a very old fable that carries a lot of weight and depth. It is the sort of little anecdote that may need to be studied several times.   Mixed Blessings   Learned and influential and the leader of his people He thus spoke to the great master Joshua. “Thou didst bless and ban […]

They Protect This Land

They Protect This Land   There is a deep, silent, life-force that protects this land. That is the guardian of our spirit. Though we profess to seek to improve Instead we let our arrogance control us and we tend to destroy. We do not trouble ourselves to understand. We do not see the adventure that […]

The Value of Art

The Value of Art   The value of art lies only to the extent that it communicates with us in our time. It has no creative value if it offers nothing that can be appreciated by others.  It might be standardised by rules and fantasies in an equation that the whole world can find acceptable; […]

Reciting Prayers

Reciting Prayers   Joe Clarlesburgh was a ratbag. A 6/7th drunk, otherwise you would have to consider him an alcoholic excepting that Joe had a golden rule. He never drank on Sundays; unless it was a special occasion like a BBQ or someone’s birthday then it was different. The Marlborough Hotel, the only hotel in […]

Loss

Loss When you see a person grieving over his loss of a loved one or suffering the melancholy and self-doubt that arises from having endured a great mental or physical loss take care that the appearance you give is not one that you will later regret. By not treating his current situation as if he […]