The choices we make and the lifestyles we lead have a profound effect on our mind, body and spirit. This includes the food that we eat, company we keep, music we listen to, our environment and surroundings. These factors influence the three gunas, or the qualities of nature, which are: sattva, rajas and tamas.Read More »
It has been a dream of mine and my mum’s to visit India for a while. I am so lucky to say that we were able to fulfill that dream upon returning last month from a once in a lifetime trip that we will never forget!
The purpose of our trip was the Char (four) Dham (abode) Yatra (journey). In essence, the Char Dhar Yatra is a highly revered pilgrimage for Hindus and one is considered very fortunate if they are able to complete it. There are four sites that have temples dedicated to different Hindu gods and are located high in the Himalayan Mountains at the glacial sources that eventually form the sacred Yamuna and Ganges Rivers.
Here is a basic map I created (not to scale of course) to show our journey:
The ultimate goal of human life, as mentioned in my previous post, is union with Brahman, the Supreme Spirit. This is achieved through Yoga which in itself means union. There are four paths of Yoga:
This is the path of devotion in which devotees exude love, compassion and service towards God through chanting, prayers and darshan.
It’s easy to get caught up in all the little things in life, which our mind tends to disguise as big things, but we must remind ourselves of the ultimate goal of human life, moksha or liberation. This is liberation from the cycles of birth and death and as a result union with Brahman, the Supreme Spirit. Each individual soul, also known as Atman, is part of this Read More »
Sometimes travelling on this spiritual journey I find it difficult making decisions. Once you start discovering Brahman, the Supreme Spirit, which is eternal, unchanging and pure you begin to realize that the mind and body are the source of impurities and bondage, this is called Maya or illusion. This means that our thoughts, desires, Read More »
I recently purchased this Ayurvedic toothpaste as I have been wanting to switch to a natural toothpaste for quite a while. The brand is called “Auromere” and they have different flavours but the one I got is cardamom and fennel, as you may already know I love the taste of fennel! It’s made from all natural ingredients including “neem” which is a herb quite commonly used to treat Read More »
My spiritual journey began when my family I moved to Canada from England back in 2007. In England we had a lot of family and friends and in Canada we didn’t know anyone. With this difficult transition and missing many of my home comforts, I started looking more inwardly towards joy and peace.Read More »