Category Archives: Abundant life

The real tragedy of life

Someone once said: ‘The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.’ Some of us live in the past, remembering previous times in life and wishing we had them … Continue reading

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Depression is a disease of the affluent

Professor Martin Seligman, one of America’s top psychologists, speaking about the epidemic of depression in our society, says it’s clearly not ecological because the Amish people, who live just outside his hometown of Philadelphia, drink the same water, breathe the … Continue reading

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Images

Most of us are pretty careful about displaying photographs of ourselves, and the last thing we want people to see is our passport photo. Yet we also carry another picture within ourselves – one far more important than any photograph. … Continue reading

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Do it yourself beliefs

Doctor Rosemary Aird of the University of Queensland, a few years ago, conducted a survey of numerous young adults, and found that “Young people with do it yourself new-age beliefs were twice as likely to be more anxious and depressed … Continue reading

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If it feels good…?

Aleister Crowley was an artist, novelist, and occultist who founded a new religion he called Thelema. He saw himself as a prophet who would guide humanity into an age of self-realization. Even the Beatles were numbered amongst his fans. The … Continue reading

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The music within us

The famous composer Mendelssohn once visited the cathedral at Fribourg, and having heard the great organ, went into the organ loft and asked to be allowed to play it. The old organist, afraid to let strangers loose on this marvelous … Continue reading

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Dust if you must

Rose Milligan, in a thought provoking piece of wisdom about making the most of life, wrote these words: ‘Dust if you must, but wouldn’t it be better to paint a picture, or write a letter, bake a cake, or plant … Continue reading

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Is money really life’s report card?

There’s a saying that goes: ‘money is life’s report card,’ meaning success in life is in proportion to how much we earn, accrue and spend. Yet the universal experience is what John D Rockerfeller said when asked how much you … Continue reading

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Happiness is like a butterfly.

Happiness is all about keeping things in balance. The Bible says: ‘Give me neither poverty nor riches, just give me as much as I need.’ It’s realizing when enough is enough. Anything more is great if you receive it, but … Continue reading

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Beware of the barrenness of a busy life

Karl Jung, one of the fathers of modern psychology, once said: ‘Busyness is not of the devil, it is the devil.’ The older I get and the more I reflect on life the more I tend to agree with him. … Continue reading

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