Tuning to the Calm Within, by Tracy Friend

Tuning to the Calm Within

“Remember the entrance to the sanctuary is inside you.” Rumi When the outside world seems to have a certain amount of uncertainty, on the spiritual path we can work on cultivating the ability to tune in to inner peace and fulfilment. Indeed, whilst there […]

Conditional and Unconditional Happiness, by Tracy Friend

Different spiritual practices could be categorised into those that develop circumstances that lead to happiness based on harmonious conditions or life experiences and those that develop happiness due to coming into greater alignment with our true nature in which there can be increased contentment […]

Reflections on Presence, by Tracy Friend

“What we are looking for is what is looking.” St Francis of Assisi Presence may be defined as ‘being present with the source part of the mind’. It is widely discussed about how mindfulness meditation develops presence by developing the ability to mindfully observe […]

Growing in Trust, by Tracy Friend

Growing in Trust

“…a sense sublime Of something far more deeply interfused,     Whose dwelling is the light of setting suns,      And the round ocean and the living air,       And the blue sky, and in the mind of man;      A motion and a spirit, that impels       All thinking […]

Understanding Leading to Love, by Tracy Friend

“The more you understand, the more you love; the more you love, the more you understand. They are two sides of one reality. The mind of love and the mind of understanding are the same.” Thich Nhat Hanh Understanding may be defined as ‘seeing […]

Developing Mental Strength, by Tracy Friend

“When every physical and mental resource is focused, one’s power to solve a problem multiplies tremendously.” Norman Vincent Peale Mental strength is often viewed in terms of being able to endure unwanted situations. However, from a Law of Attraction perspective mental strength is not […]