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Heart Matters

12 Essential Ingredients for a Successful Relationship

How do you feel about your relationship? Is there perhaps a sense of uncertainty or doubt always swimming in your head? Does it give you comfort, joy, happiness and courage? Does the future look bright? Does it dissipate a lot of your energies through arguments, confrontations and tip-toeing over mine fields? Do you tend to spend a lot of time in…

Your Life is a Precious Gift

This is a guest post by Declan O Flaherty of Taught2Think Would you give up your life for your mother, father, brother or sister? I’m sure if most people were faced with this horrendous decision, their answer would be an undoubted and resounding YES. The reason I mention this is to make you contemplate that if the decision was reversed,…

5 Things I am Changing as I Grow Older and Wiser

At 36 years of age I am considered to be relatively young…at least by all those belonging to higher age groups than mine. Being in your mid-thirties is a curious thing. It’s like being in a passage way, a midway stage that does not belong anywhere in particular. You haven’t yet reached that maturation peak in your life and yet…

Can I Trust my Instincts?

This is a question that I often hear when people are in doubt, confused or lacking enough confidence in external information to arrive at a sound judgment. I am however not at all pleased to use the term ‘instincts’ in the title, or anywhere else for that matter. The word ‘instinct’ generally means having a preset behavioral pattern which is…

7 Ways to be Kind to Yourself

Kindness is synonymous with giving and being open and emphatic to others around us. This is of course true. Yet being kind does not stop at being kind to others but we should consider more often the possibility, or rather the necessity, of being also kind to ourselves. This may sound a little bit selfish, but actually it is important…

Shifting Sands: Dealing with Impermanence

A Philosopher of ancient Greece before the time of Socrates, named Heraclitus, used to profess that everything in the Universe is in constant flux and that nothing remains the same. “You cannot step in the same river twice” Heraclitus used to say. This is because all the observable world and even the imperceptible one is changing all the time even…

Why Passion is such a Bad Thing

I have been annoyed for some time now about the frequent misuse of the term ‘Passion’ in the personal development arena. I must admit beforehand that I was also guilty of the same mistake in one or two of my past articles. The thing is that passion is most frequently used to mean a positive quality that is essential for…

Heart Driven Success

There are many factors that play a determining role in success. The most commonly identified are qualities such as passion, determination, perseverance, good planning, intuition and creativity amongst a few others. It is to be said, however, that not all success comes from the heart or leads to happiness. There is success which comes from taking smart decisions, hard work…

The little sacred rules of inner peace

No matter how different people’s goals, inclinations and social conditions might be, there is always one thing that is common to all humans – the desire for inner peace. Some might not be consciously aware of this all the time or their life experiences have completely closed their heart to this possibility. Others might think that their highest goals are…

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