6 Positive Qualities that Beautify Your Soul

“Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.”  ~ Veronica Shoffstall

What does it mean to have a beautiful soul?

What makes a beautiful soul?

Why do we *need* to make efforts to beautify this soul? 

What are the core qualities you must hone in order to achive this beautiful soul?

Let’s explore this indepth.

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Simplicity, A tool for Spiritual Growth

“Simplicity is a state of mind.” ~ Charles Wagner

Over the past few years my focus has been on Simplicity. Specifically simplifying all areas of my life. 

During this period of simplification I couldnt help but think that the chase after a wealthy life style is a rather complicated affair: the standards keep shifting, and the worries are many. 

That’s why Spiritual mystics speak so often of ‘detachment’. By taking our focus off of getting stuff, we have more of ourselves available to focus on learning to love rightly, or taking time to be face-to-face with those in need, or learning , or learning how to depend on the Divine. You can’t be spiritually in tune and chase wealth; most of the time, the paths go in opposite directions.

From the time I started learning about spirituality and the Divine, I was often faced with situations where I needed to make choices. Choices between Needs and Wants.

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How to Release Your Hidden Inner Hero

“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” ~ Christopher Reeve

I have always loved movies. Especially the ones that inspire you, motivate you, and encourage you to be a better human being. It’s this time of the year usually that these “hero” movies come out.

One of the great things about these movies is that the hero always manages to lift up from life’s troubles. While the rest of us mere mortals would curl up in a dark corner, the hero commits fully to the journey ahead and finds a way to restore the world’s balance.

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How to Be the Master of Yourself

One who understands others has knowledge; One who understands himself has wisdom. Mastering others requires force; Mastering the self requires strength. ~ Tao Te Ching

I believe that most of us have far more control over our lives than we realize, because we will always have control over our reaction to any given situation. There is great power in that realization.

We need to keep our focus on understanding ourselves as opposed to trying to control and understand the actions of others. Using force to try to change the behavior of another is never the best way. So what are we to do when another person acts in a way that distresses us? The answer is always the same: be the master of yourself.

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6 Simple Ways to Overcome Your Worries

“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.” ~ Corrie ten Boom

Problems can make you wish you weren’t born. Repeated tragedies can make you wish you never existed; money worries can get you sick of life already. Life is full of ups and downs, they say, but when the downs seem to be non-stop, you tend to worry. Take the covid-19 pandemic for example and how it has shaken all of us. You just sit there, day in, day out and worry about your problems. You would feel like nothing matters anymore. But the truth is, something still does – YOU. You still matter because you are still alive. The things you do and think matter. Worries will definitely not solve your problem.

The deep feeling of unease and fear that courses through our body, as we sit predicting the fearful outcomes the future will bring us, is what intense worrying feels like. It’s a very nauseating and physically uncomfortable state of being, and yet most of us live the majority of our waking hours in this manner.

Why We Worry and How to Overcome it?

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