Maslow’s meditations for nurturing our higher natures

Maslow’s meditations for nurturing our higher natures

“Never underestimate the power of a single individual to affect the world. Remember, one candle in a cave lights everything.” – Abraham Maslow Maslow offers a series of meditations for what he refers to as ‘being-values’ or higher values. These include creativity,...
Questioning for a change

Questioning for a change

“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live...
Challenging and changing negative thought patterns

Challenging and changing negative thought patterns

“We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.” – Swami Vivekananda “All that we are is the result of what we have thought.” – The Buddha When...
‘What if my whole life has been wrong?’

‘What if my whole life has been wrong?’

“It was true, as the doctor said, that Ivan Ilyich’s physical sufferings were terrible, but worse than the physical sufferings were his mental sufferings which were his chief torture. His mental sufferings were due to the fact that that night, as he looked at...
‘My life is my message’

‘My life is my message’

Once, while Gandhi’s train was pulling out of a station, a European reporter ran to his compartment window. “Do you have a message I can take back to my people?” he asked. It was Gandhi’s day of silence, a vital respite from his demanding speaking schedule, so he...
Blessings

Blessings

My fiftieth year had come and gone, I sat, a solitary man, In a crowded London shop, An open book and empty cup On the marble table-top. While on the shop and street I gazed My body of a sudden blazed; And twenty minutes more or less It seemed, so great my happiness,...