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Tuning to the Calm Within, by Tracy Friend

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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 can be challenging emotions on the surface layer of the mind, […]

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Conditional and Unconditional Happiness, by Tracy Friend

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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 and balance of the mind irrespective of conditions. I feel that […]

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Reflections on Presence, by Tracy Friend

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“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 whatever is being experienced through one or all of the senses. […]

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Becoming Spiritually Strong, by Tracy Friend

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Fortitude definition: “Strength and firmness of mind; resolute endurance.” Being spiritually strong is not about putting up with negative situations but rather having the mental strength to be able to focus to be in alignment with our True Self irrespective of conditions. As our True Self is always strong, when our thoughts are matching that […]

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Discernment and the Law of Attraction, by Tracy Friend

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Discernment and the Law of Attraction

Discernment definition from Merriam-Webster: “The quality of being able to grasp or comprehend what is obscure”. In Sanskrit discernment is referred to as “Viveka” which translates as “wisdom” or “right judgement”. Discernment may be considered as being able to grasp what is obscure because it is often not based on evidence that is available through […]

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Growing in Trust, by Tracy Friend

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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 things, all objects of all thought,         And rolls through all things.” […]

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Developing Mental Strength, by Tracy Friend

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“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 about tolerating unwanted conditions but rather about our ability to maintain […]