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10 Ways to Make Your Soul Ready for True Love

10 Ways to Make Your Soul Ready for True Love


“…and when one of them meets the other half, the actual half of himself, whether he be a lover of youth or a lover of another sort, the pair are lost in an amazement of love and friendship and intimacy and one will not be out of the other’s sight, as I may say, even for a moment…”

– Plato, The Symposium

“Soul memories run deep within us but only some of us will yearn for love that is divine and pure. Finding true love may be the most remarkable, invaluable and indefinable thing that can happen in one’s life and only a lucky few will find the one meant for them. This person will be just right for you and you will experience a connection of the soul that cannot be broken by problems of the material world. Nothing can stand in the way of true love but for this to materialize; one has to prepare the soul for such an extraordinary experience.”


“Most people spend their lives resolving their karma and the process of rinsing your soul of karmic debt may be delayed because of the lack of spiritual enlightenment. Karmic relationships are often confused with soul mates but they are extremely different. The love shared by twin flames shouldn’t be confused with soul mates either, as you may have many soul mates but there is only one twin flame. Your twin flame is your direct counterpart and will be a reflection of you. Those who are waking up to the power of positive thinking, and aspiring to change for the better by seeking spiritual truth, have much to look forward to in life. Blessed will be their existence!”





“Here are some things that you can do to put an end to Karmic Relationships and to attract the love of a Soulmate or in some cases, the love of a Twin Flame:”

1. Believe in Self-love – “Loving yourself doesn’t mean you become obsessed with yourself and indulge in excessive self-praise. Loving yourself, as you actually are, and not what you would like to believe requires effort and a critical look at your actions when nobody’s around to observe you. But, if you remain true to yourself, you will accept your follies and work on these issues that need to be sorted instead of brushing them under the carpet. Identify your weaknesses and things that you would like to do differently in your life. Be what you’ve always wanted to be and stop pretending to be what you are not.”



2. Discover Contentment – “If you aren’t content with what you have and follow the path of greed, your life may never bring you the satisfaction that you so deeply desire. There is no end to things that you can acquire in your lifetime, so it’s important to reflect upon what it is that’s most important to you.”



3. Be Generous– “All acts of kindness are important in order to make the world we live in a kinder and a happier place. Never hesitate to help someone. Human generosity can make miracles happen!”




4. Say ‘Yes’ to Honesty – “Honesty is the highest of all virtues and those who are bereft of this will rarely find divine love. Be honest to yourself and only then can you be true to the one you love. Make sincere efforts to avoid leading a convenient life built on a foundation of lies.”



5. Practice Kindness – “Be kind, not only to those you are close to, but with everyone you come in touch with. Your soul will truly remain at peace when you indulge in acts of unselfishness and are willing to fight all petty emotions that hinder your growth.”




6. Find Hobbies and Interests– “Some people may call it a waste of time but it’s actually not. Interest and passion make you feel alive and you live your life in a constructive manner. Reading, travelling, painting, sculpting, gardening, playing a sport, cooking – do whatever brings you joy. You will be too busy to crib about things or people.”








7. Keep Negativity Out – “Embrace all things positive in your life and surround yourself with people who don’t actively belittle others or enjoy mocking others. Be with people you identify with, value and are worth your admiration. Protect your mind from the influence of those who have the ability to fill it with doubts and miserable thoughts.”




8. Think – “Thinking is the best thing you can do for yourself. There’s a lot of stress on positive thinking and it’s all for a reason. Focus on improving your mind and the way you think. Positive thoughts will help you break away from chains that bind you to a mediocre life. Spend time reflecting upon all the things that can make life an adventure for you. Do good things for yourself and others as well.”



9. Release the Past – “Many of us live in the past and refuse to actually move on. Do you still look up an ex-boyfriend online? Do you still crib about how things didn’t end well with an ex? Do you sulk and refuse to talk about what’s holding you back? If yes, then you certainly have not moved on. How can anyone walk into your life when there’s no space in your heart and life for a new relationship? It’s a choice that only you can make, if you wish to see your life change for the better. When you truly forgive and forget someone, the hurt goes away too and you realize it was never worth your time.”




10. Unconditional Love – “When you love without any limitations, chances of attracting the love of a Soulmate or a Twin Flame are much higher. Love between two soul mates is no ordinary love and you may need to go to great lengths to win the affections of the one who’s meant for you. It may even require sacrifice and in some cases, especially when you are in a Twin Flame relationship, you may have to wait a long time for love to happen. It does not fade away with time and if it does, it was never true love to begin with.”





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6 Tips for Finding Happiness, Peace, and Good Mental Health

6 Tips for Finding Happiness, Peace, and Good Mental Health


“Sometimes life can throw us so many challenges, everything can start to feel overwhelming. It isn’t always easy to find the positive among the negative and keep smiling, and that’s OK. The good news is that there’s hope. There are countless ways to find the joy in life if you know how. Here are a few tips for finding inner peace and happiness:”

  • Play to your strengths

“When we’re feeling down we tend to focus on the negative, often on our own personal weaknesses. Don’t! Consciously identify your strengths and build on them. Maybe you wouldn’t be able to run a major corporation, but you’re a star at running your kitchen as head chef. That would make you an excellent candidate to help out at a local community kitchen — you’d have the chance to excel at something you enjoy and for an amazing cause. Find rewarding ways to use your abilities and you can build your self-confidence and happiness.”

  • Get outside

“Getting back to nature can do wonders for the human spirit. Make it a point to spend a little time outside each day, even if it’s only for a 15-minute walk. Better yet, break out of the ordinary, everyday, and take a day or weekend to visit a wildlife reserve, nature trail, or national landmark to completely immerse yourself in the natural world. It can be humbling to stand in the enormity of wilderness, and sometimes offers greatly-needed perspective.”


  • Be positive but realistic

“Practicing “realistic optimism” can be an effective way to keep positive without giving ourselves unrealistic expectations and setting us up for disappointment. Sometimes constant positive thinking is counterproductive, giving us the false idea that if we simply tell ourselves something, it will eventually happen. The truth is, some things are beyond your control. Good or bad, some things happen because they just do and others will never happen no matter how positive we stay. Brace yourself for the possibility that things could go wrong, but instead of being frustrated focus on how you’ll overcome it and move forward.”

  • Focus on the present

“Don’t let me scare you off, but here’s a fact: there are an infinite amount of things that could go wrong at your business dinner tonight or on your date next Thursday. But why worry about the future right now? Is fretting over the possibilities going to make any of them less likely to happen? Not a chance. So instead, keep your mind on the present moment because there are quite a few things you can do and control right now. For example, right now you can make sure you get your work done so you have plenty of time to prepare for your presentation. Right now you can grab some floss and get to work so that you have a charming smile for next week’s hot date. Focus on the present, and you’ll feel more in control.”



  • Get some exercise

“A sound mind requires a sound body, so keep yours in shape. Get your heart pumping with some exercise at least a few times a week. Seek daily opportunities to stay active — taking the stairs instead of the lift is an easy one — and do so with others when possible. Swimming in particular can boost your mood and even help manage depression. But even taking a 20-minute stroll around the neighborhood can be a great way to clear your mind and keep you fit.”



  • Communicate

“Relationships of every kind depend on clear, consistent communication. But being a strong communicator isn’t a skill that all of us have, and struggles with it can cause problems at home, work, and within our circle of friends. Be straightforward and say what you want to say; don’t talk around it. Be tactful, but if you aren’t happy about something, speak up! Whether it’s an unreasonable workload at the office or an argument with your spouse that’s still bothering you, find a way to calmly, reasonably approach your intended audience and talk to them about a solution. You may often find situations turn out in your favor: your boss genuinely didn’t realize he was overloading you and stops, for example.”


Source: dailycupofyoga.com

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Guide to a Feng Shui House

Guide to a Feng Shui House


Is your bedroom a peaceful haven you retreat to for rest and romance, and emerge from feeling refreshed and renewed? If not, a little feng shui may be just the thing your room needs.

Feng shui — which literally translates to “wind and water” — is the ancient Chinese art of placement. The goal is to enhance the flow of chi (life force or spiritual energy), and to create harmonious environments that support health, beckon wealth and invite happiness. At its most basic level, feng shui (pronounced fung shway) is a decorating discipline based on the belief that our surroundings affect us.

In the bedroom, “Feng shui helps you arrange the space to support your best rest and connection with your partner and with yourself,” says Los Angeles feng shui consultant Jayme Barrett, author of “Feng Shui Your Life.” Whether you buy into feng shui’s philosophies or not, many of its principles simply make good design sense. Here are nine simple feng shui strategies that will turn your chaotic and uninspiring bedroom into the serene and sensual sanctuary of your dreams.
“Each spot in your home is associated with a different aspect of your life. Here’s a beginner’s guide to cultivating positive energy in every zone.”

“Stand inside your home with your back to the front door.* Look forward. The part of your home in the far left corner is the money sector. The far right corner is the relationship zone. Got it? You work the magic by placing certain items in certain zones; some have symbolic power, others a literal connection to the area. The eight-point system is intricate and layered; feng shui expert Catherine Brophy shares her best feng shui tips for making every room in your house feel calm and happy.”

HERE ARE THE ZONES: 

“Money: Place fresh flowers or a jade plant here. This is also a good spot in which to keep cash or a valuable treasure.”


“Reputation: The place to display awards, accolades, and good-luck symbols, like four-leaf clovers.”


“Relationships: Bring in pairs (especially potent are lovebirds, butterflies, and cranes) or an image of two trees intertwined. If your living room is in this area, place a love seat, a pair of pillows, or two matching chairs here.”

“Children and creativity: Ideal for a bulletin board or a craft or sewing zone. If you don’t have kids, use this spot to indulge your inner child with bold wallpaper or chalkboard paint.”

“Friends and travel: Nice for funny, playful photos, artwork made by pals, or a map that reminds you of a favorite trip (or a journey that you hope to take).”

“Career: This area should be as well lit as possible. If it falls around your entry, hang a bright pendant or chandelier. Put something here that relates to your passion and/or your job. A scientist might want a quotation from Einstein. If you play music, keep your instrument here.”

Knowledge: Create a reading nook or an intimate spot for conversation. If you meditate, this is a great place for it.”


Family and health: It’s really important to keep this area clean. (You know, if you don’t have your health…) And it’s the perfect spot for a family-photo wall.”




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How To Find Happiness (Even If It Only Lasts A Little While)

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Anxiety often emerges in the late teen years, and sometimes it makes quite an entrance. Mine had me crying in bathroom stalls over nothing and slumping down onto my kitchen floor, heart pounding, too panicky to make a bowl of cereal.

I happened to seek counseling during the beginning of the mindfulness movement, which manifested itself in the form of a meditation class at our campus wellness center. Along with eight other anxious students, I learned the incredibly simple philosophies of mindfulness and how easy it is to work in ten minutes of meditation every day. More importantly, we learned that being mindful is less about meditation and more about choosing to be present in every moment of life. It’s such a small commitment. All nine of us saw amazing improvements in the three months we were attending. I made a friend in the class and he and I kept…

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Happiness is Governed by our Mental Attitude

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Happiness and Gratitude: Research, Thoughts and Inspirational Quotes

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Happiness & Gratitude

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” A 30 percent increase in one spouse’s happiness boosts the other spouse’s happiness, while a drop in one spouse’s happiness drags the other down.”

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“Happy people generally are more forgiving, helpful, and charitable, having better self-control, and are more tolerant of frustration than unhappy people.”

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” Research shows that acting in an outgoing, talkative, adventurous or assertive way makes people- even introverts-feel happier.”

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MAKE HAPPINESS A HABIT!

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