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Sufi Comics RUMI ~ Review and Interview

sufi comics rumi“There is a life-force within your soul, seek that life. There is a gem in the mountain of your body, seek that mine. O traveller if you are in search of that, don’t look outside, look inside your self and seek that.” ~ Rumi
Rumi’s words have been a source of solace to my soul for a very long time. I grew up listening to my wise and philosophical dad quote Rumi on many occasions and then when I did actually grow up, I began to slowly understand the depth of his words. To this day, his words, his philosophy on all things love and life hits home for the heart centred Sufi girl in me.
Today I have a treat for all Rumi lovers out there…its an amazing NEW comic book depicting the life and wisdom of Rumi.

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How a Positive Attitude makes you Successful

become positive“When the Sun is shining, I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome.” ~Wilma Rudolph

Please Note: This is a brilliant post by the lovely and energetic Atiba Shaikh. More about her at the end of the post.

Adopting a positive attitude to succeed and be your best is common talk in today’s world. But exactly how does positivity help you succeed? How do optimists achieve more in life compared to pessimists? What’s the magical secret here? Besides, how can you effectively use positive thinking to achieve and succeed in your life? Continue reading


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2 Ways to Start Seeing Yourself with Love, Today!

2 Ways to Start Seeing Yourself with Love, Today “To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh

 

Editor’s note: This is a special guest post by the very lovely Kendra Kantor. Enjoy darlings!

Can you remember the last time you looked in the mirror and smiled? Sometimes, I go way too long between even glancing in the mirror let alone looking with positivity and smiles. I don’t always feel beautiful or proud of myself, but I’m working on it.

I’m able to view myself with more love and compassion than I used to because of just a few small changes I’ve started to implement on a daily basis. I don’t want to keep this improvement to myself and want to share my 2 secrets with you. Continue reading


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Dreaming. It’s bad for you. Do this instead

Success Starts Here Freeway Style Desert Landscape

Note: This is an AMAZING movement and initiative by the very talented and brilliant Razwana Wahid. Read more about her at the end of this post. Read, absorb and Enjoy!

It was as if I’d been slapped in the face.

My knees buckled and I gripped the chair near me.

“I can’t do this anymore. I don’t know who I am in this city. I’m leaving”

We’d moved from London to Paris together. That’s not a small step for a couple to make. And after deciding on that step as a unit, he’d now taken it upon himself to dictate how our relationship would end. Continue reading


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5 Essential Yoga Principles for Positive Thinking

5 Essential Yoga Principles for Positive Thinking‘You are what you think!

This statement is true when it comes to positive thinking.
Being positive is a state of mind. It is the ‘feel good’ factor that we all talk about.

But how do we train our brain? Yoga is your answer.

Please note: This is a guest post from Chetna of Style Craze! Enjoy!

There are no specific yoga asanas or techniques that could render positive thinking. It is a synergic outcome of the five principles of yoga – asanas, pranayamas, relaxation, meditating, and the right diet. These work with your thoughts, healing you in the process. When the body and mind work in a synchronized fashion, the outcome is bound to be positive.

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Thriving Lives: eCourse and FREE Offer from Martine Joseph

Thriving Lives Ecourse by MartineLives can get complicated and entwined in so much, that we sometimes forget what makes us Thrive. We all want change but don’t know how to make that positive change.

My friend and loving soul Martine Joseph has created an Ecourse especially for YOU, where she shares her wisdom on truly Thriving in your life. As a person who recovered from depression and came out Thriving on the other side…she has immense knowledge and experience to help you.

Below is a small but powerful interview with Martine Joseph about her Healing Ecourse. There is a special surprise at the end for all the readers of Positive Provocations too! Check it out :) Continue reading


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Intellect without Emotion is Direction-less!

Emotions form pure, profound bonds
Emotions may blind us but they bind us.

Editors Note: This is an insightful guest post by the lovely author Balroop Singh! Enjoy!

Emotions form an intrinsic part of our personality. Emotionally impaired individuals fail to express what lies in their heart and their relationships lack affection and warmth. Emotionally starved children become insensitive to love, respect and care.

“All learning has an emotional base.” ~ Plato

If we don’t have any emotions…what would we apply our intellect to? Emotions nurture our intellect, give a boost to our dreams and define our goals. Intellect is just used to figure out the means to the goals. Continue reading

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