Articles - Life & Living

Why asking for help is hard?

We do have to ask ourself why asking for help is hard to do.  Maybe we were brought up to be fiercely independent and not to show weakness.  However at some point in our life we all need help and yet we feel unable to ask for assistance. We prefer instead to soldier...

The Malady of Active Laziness

There is a wonderful term that Sogyal Rinpoche uses in his book: The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying. The term is 'Active Laziness' and the malady of active laziness is something which we all suffer. The story to illustrate this in the book is about a very poor man...

Perception and How Individuals See the World

Perception and how individuals see the world and individual items in the world is varied and complicated. You, for example, may not be seeing things as they are but instead be seeing them as you want them to be. The reason for this variance within individual...

Therapise or Meditate-What is the point?

The Western world’s interest with spiritualism in the early 1970’s resulted with the people of the west buying books and reading or studying religions like: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Taoism and a few more. But it seems the most popular one in this present age is...

Time and How to Stop it Disappearing

It is not just older people that say time is going past too fast.  Everyone seems to think that “There is not enough time’ and most people feel the pressure at work, home or at play. Time seems to be disappearing! As time is an ever present factor in each of our lives...

Monkey-Chinese New Year

Monkey-Chinese New Year Every new year the Chinese calendar is represented by one of 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac.  In 2015 the zodiac was represented by the passive, quiet Goat. But on 8th February 2016, the smart and hyper-active Monkey will be in charge. In...

How To Bring Trees To Life

In his latest film, Luc Jacquet, the director of Oscar-winning documentary March of the Penguins has taken on the challenge of bringing a forest to life on film. His latest documentary, Once Upon a Forest, which is released in Europe on 13 November, is based on an...

Manifestation Make it Happen

Manifestation Make it Happen is from the article: "Why Do Things Take So Long To Manifest?" written by Jason Demarkis. In this article Jason says that the Short answer is: Regardless of what types of goals you’re attempting to achieve, it’s absolutely imperative that...

Life’s Purpose in 15 Questions

You came here for a reason - asks Stephen Parato - didn’t you? You can feel it in the depths of your being. Your life is inconceivably meaningful. You arrived on Earth for a purpose. What that purpose is, you have to uncover (and create) yourself. It’s an epic quest...

Earth is Our Holy Land

The problem with mentioning words like 'Holy' people tend to shy away as they think that it is about religion and in this day and age with war and terrorism acting in the name of religious beliefs most people have had enough.  But in this article Earth is our Holy...

Saint Patricks Day Celebration

Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration is celebrated every year on the 17th March. It originated as a religious festival in the 1700’s to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland but it is now an international event that celebrates Irish culture with dancing, festivals and...

New Years Resolution Tradition

Ah …… the great New Year’s Resolution - a tradition that makes us feel resolved one minute and feel guilty the next! New Years Resolution A lot of people start thinking about New Years’ resolutions well before the end of December, yet despite that forward planning,...

Differences-Faith or Dogma

Choose your faith not your dogma - then you might hang onto Faith. Kumara is a non-denominational business, but what exactly does that mean? Do we embrace all Faiths or do we have no Faith and could ‘New Age Spirituality’ be regarded as a new Faith. Differences-Faith...

Blame Game-Decisions Responsibility

This article is about taking a balanced and prepared approach to any decision you have to make in life.  At a recent course in Perth I taught about the importance of ‘Preparation’ and ‘Not Rushing” and this article is a great reminder to us all about that subject. It...

Defining Negative-Positive

We often look at destruction as a negative, we are so focused on what has been lost, we blind ourselves to the opportunities that a fresh start presents us. To start with let’s look at a bushfire; it is hard to comprehend, but one of the greatest things that can occur...

Anne Frank-Live Your Life

Anne Frank-Live Your Life Anne Frank-Live Your Life. This article will focus on a particular event, the diary entry of one little girl on the first of August 1944. This was the last diary entry of the fourteen-year-old Anne Frank. It details in a few words the trauma...

Planet X-Nibiru-Conspiracy

There are many conspiracy theories around Planet X/Nibiru and the destruction of Earth or should I say the continuation of Earth as a place or planet that is habitable enough for humans. I am not going to get involved with the conspiracy theories (CT) other than the...

Expression-Ides of March

In this article I will discuss the The Ides of March and why the expression is linked with prophesies of doom. I will then go on the discuss Thought Forms and how important they are within the dynamics of our lives. But before I continue there are a couple of...

About Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year or Spring Festival, as it's been called since the 20th century is still the most important social and economic holiday in China. The celebration was originally tied to the lunar-solar Chinese calendar and it was a holiday that honoured household...

Plastic World-Serious Issue

Have you ever walked around a supermarket and noticed a vast majority of the foods are sealed in plastic? Chocolate bars wrapped individually in plastic, which are then sealed in plastic packets. Plastic drink bottles bundled together with plastic wrapping. Plastic...

Forgiveness is a Painful Process

The problem about working with forgiveness is that it is a painful process as we discover just how locked away is the pain of our heart. We try to work with this facet of ourselves but sometimes the pain becomes so much we just can’t cope and so we walk away. Then we...

Spirituality Requires Perseverance

There is no denying that many of us who are part of the Kumara family have great intent to do good stuff. This includes an advancement of the spiritual consciousness and progressing along the path of enlightenment. It may also encompass the attempt to be a more caring...

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