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This week, Sunday Reflections walks the path of acceptance:

“The greater part of human pain is unnecessary. It is self-created…The pain that you create now is always some form of nonacceptance, some form of unconscious resistance to what ‘is’.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

“If you can accept the flow of life and give in to it, you will be accepting what is real. Only when you accept what is real can you live with it in peace and happiness. The alternative is a struggle that will never end because it is a struggle with the unreal, with a mirage of life…

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This week, ahead of the International Day of Peace (21 September), Sunday Reflections brings you select quotes on how we can contribute to a more caring, empathetic, compassionate and peaceful world:

“We are travelers on a cosmic journey, stardust, swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity. Life is eternal. We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment. It is a little parenthesis in eternity.” ~ Paulo Coelho

“I turned my head to the sky, to the sun, to the stars, and put a little…

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This week, Sunday Reflections, takes you on the path of inner peace:

“The voice in your head is like a wild horse taking you wherever it wants to go…When the voice in your head finally stops talking, you experience inner peace.” ~ Miguel Angel Ruiz

“Inner peace can be reached only when we practice forgiveness. Forgiveness is letting go of the past, and is therefore the means for correcting our misperceptions.” ~ Gerald Jampolsky

“Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions.” ~ Pema Chodron

“True and lasting inner peace…

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This week, Sunday Reflections looks at the various dimensions of the age-old question: ‘What is the purpose of life?’

“The search for the purpose of life has puzzled people for thousands of years. That’s because we typically begin at the wrong starting point — ourselves. We ask self-centered questions like — What do I want to be? What should I do with my life? What are my goals, my ambitions, my dreams for my future? But focusing on ourselves will never reveal our life’s purpose.” ~ Rick Warren

“It did not really matter what we expected from life, but rather…

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This week, Sunday Reflections brings you select quotes on overcoming sorrow:

“Sadness does not inhere in things…It is a product of our own thought.” ~ Emile Durkheim

“We are born into a realm of constant change…Our tendency to get attached to impermanent experiences causes sorrow… Our lack of acceptance and understanding of this fact makes life unsatisfactory.” ~ Noah Levine

“Desire grows in you like a vine in the forest. Like a monkey in the forest, you jump from tree to tree, never finding the fruit — From life to life, never finding peace. If you are filled with desire…

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This week, Sunday Reflections walks the path of forgiveness:

“Forgiveness is unlocking the door to set someone free and realising you were the prisoner!” ~ Max Lucado

“Forgiveness means that we have asked for a miracle: the ability to see through mistakes that someone has made to the truth that lies in all of our hearts. Forgiveness is not always easy. At times, it feels more painful than the wound we suffered, to forgive the one that inflicted it. And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness…The first step in forgiveness is the willingness to forgive.” ~ Marianne Williamson


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This week, Sunday Reflections explores the various dimensions of becoming spiritually-free:

“Once you understand that you are the thinker of your own thoughts, and that your mind doesn‘t produce ‘reality’, it produces ‘thoughts’, you won’t be as affected by what you think. You’ll see your thinking as something that you are doing, rather than as the source of reality. When you start to view your own thinking in this more impersonal way (in other words, looking at your thinking instead of being caught in it), you will find yourself becoming free.” ~ Richard Carlson

“Once you realize that the world…

Getting through difficult times

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This week, Sunday Reflections brings you select quotes to help us get through difficult times:

“We all go through hard times in life…Somewhere along the road we become numbed with all the frustrations and dissatisfaction…Along this path of darkness there’s always light waiting to be seen by our daunted hearts. Our heart is gifted to see this light. It may be hiding behind those circumstances that we encounter… Don’t lose hope.” ~ Chanda Kaushik

“You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to…

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This week, Sunday Reflections brings you select quotes on overcoming fear:

“Our real fears are the sounds of footsteps walking in the corridors of our minds, and the anxieties, the phantom floatings, they create.” ~ Truman Capote

“What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear; that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti

“As you become comfortable with uncertainty, infinite possibilities open up in your life. It means fear is…

The path of bliss

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This week, Sunday Reflections walks the path of bliss:

“All happiness comes from awareness. The more we are conscious the deeper the joy. Acceptance of pain, non-resistance, courage and endurance — these open deep and perennial sources of real happiness, true bliss.” ~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

“If you want to reach a state of bliss, then go beyond your ego and the internal dialogue. Make a decision to relinquish the need to control, the need to be approved, and the need to judge. Those are the three things the ego is doing all the time. It’s…

Rajeev Varma

Life coach, writer and editor. Deeply interested in spirituality, Rajeev reflects and writes on everyday life issues

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