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FREE TALK IN LONDON – Rethink Your Mindset with Dadi Janki 17.8.09

WWW.BRAHMAKUMARIS.ORGReconnect To Your Wellbeing
Monday 17 August : Lyceum Theatre 
This venue holds 2,100 people and is the perfect opportunity to bring your family and friends as there will be space for everyone.  Don’t forget to register. 

Your mindset is the key!  Attitudes, perceptions, habits & beliefs create your mindset.  It shapes the way you think, feel & act.  Is your mindset limiting or empowering you? 

Rethink challenges: approach them with inner strength and self-confidence
Rethink problems: see them as opportunities
Rethink being busy: be productive by staying calm, centred and focused
Rethink worry & fear: maintain peace of mind

In times of change, you need to flex, adapt and rethink, or get left behind.  When you rethink your mindset, you can reconnect with your well-being.
Reconnect to your well-being & you’ll recapture your natural rhythm, vitality & resilience.

Join us for a blend of stimulating insights, meditation & experience with Dadi Janki.  On stage with Dadi is Sister Jayanti; between them they hold 114 years of meditation practice.  
Dadi JankiSpeaker:  At 93 years of age, Dadi Janki, is a woman of deep wisdom, boundless energy and profound presence.  She travels the world engaging & empowering individuals.  

Date: 17/08/2009   6.30pm to 8.00pm
Venue:  Lyceum Theatre, 21 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7RQ

To register for this event click here

All lectures and courses are FREE of Charge

Look at the things our trusted British organisations do…….UK ‘will take back toxic waste found in Brazil’

From the Independent on Sunday today. This is truly shameful behavior. And some people boast about what a civilised country we are!


By Rosa Silverman, Press Association

The UK is set to take back more than 1,400 tonnes of toxic waste that was found in Brazil, the Environment Agency said today. 

The Agency said it was aware that over 80 containers of waste had allegedly been illegally exported from the UK to Brazil.

Plans are now being made to bring the rubbish back, although the process could take a number of weeks, it said.

Those responsible could face prosecution, the Agency warned.

 Head of waste Liz Parks said the waste was currently being held by Brazilian authorities.

 She told the BBC: “They haven’t yet released it, as far as I’m aware. But arrangements are being made for that to happen. And it will take a number of weeks for the waste to be returned.”

 The Environment Agency has launched an investigation into the case and to determine if an offence has been committed.

 A spokesman said: “The UK is completely against illegal trade of any kind and has taken a strong global lead to stamp out the illegal trade in waste in order to protect the environment and human health.

 “Where the Environment Agency detects or is made aware of the illegal export of waste, it works with all relevant partner authorities to ensure the environmentally sound management of any illegal shipments – including the possible return of wastes to UK.

 “If any company is found to have contravened the strict controls on the export of waste as set out by the Basel Convention, the Environment Agency will not hesitate to take enforcement action.”

Thought of the Day……….

From The Brahma Kumaris

Fill every thought with determination, every step with courage and every word with love.

In Pursuit of Your Passion……….

This is yet another great piece by Mike George.

Is there anything in your life you are passionate about? What is your passion? Are you sure it’s real passion? Passion is another of those concepts whose meaning has become grey at best, totally blurred at worst.

Most of us will learn to think passion is good. Some of us will come to believe that if you have no passion you have no life, and you might as well be dead. Others exhort us to find our passion in life and then to pursue that passion with a …passion! And there are an increasing number who advise us to fill absolutely everything we do with ‘a passion’ if we want to be successful. Few go on to say exactly what they mean by passion, and so the word passion tends to be loosely and vaguely mixed with a variety of concepts including love, anger, suffering, attachment and enthusiasm. CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL ARTICLE…..

All you need to do to get this FREE and lovely information is to go to Mike’s website and sign up for his newsletter.

The Clock…….




God doesn’t give you the people you want, He gives you the people you NEED.  
To help you, to hurt you, to leave you, to love you and to make you
into the person you were meant
to be..LOVE YOU!!!!!

One Flaw In Women………..

My Aunt sent me this –

Women have strengths that amaze men.

They bear hardships and they carry burdens, but they hold happiness, love and joy.

They smile when they want to scream.

They sing when they want to cry.

They cry when they are happy and laugh when they are nervous.

They fight for what they believe in.

They stand up to injustice.

They don’t take “no” for an answer when they believe there is a better solution.

They go without so their family can have.

They go to the doctor with a frightened friend.

They love unconditionally.

They cry when their children excel and cheer when their friends get awards.

They are happy when they hear about a birth or a wedding.

Their hearts break when a friend dies.

They grieve at the loss of a family member, yet they are strong when they think there is no strength left.

They know that a hug and a kiss can heal a broken heart.

Women come in all shapes, sizes and colours.

They’ll drive, fly, walk, run or e-mail you to show how much they care about you.

The heart of a woman is what makes the world keep turning.

They bring joy, hope and love. They have compassion and ideas.

They give moral support to their family and friends.

Women have vital things to say and everything to give.


Coping With Bereavement……….

My Cousins lost their Father recently as my Aunt lost her wonderful Husband. Yesterday, one of my closest friends in this world lost his Mum.

So having lost my own Father and knowing how it feels, I wanted to just add a post on bereavement and what help is out there.

My experience was one of the worst things I went through. For the first 3 months, I waited for his key to go through the door and for him to say hello to me. I longed for that until I realised it wasn’t going to happen ever again. I cried none stop for 2 years – on the train, walking in the street, I’d be buying something in a shop and I’d start crying. I just couldn’t stop. I’d wake up, be ok and then realise my Dad’s not here and then a sick feeling in my stomach would come in and that was it – I felt shit for the rest of that day. I couldn’t understand why everyone was saying sorry – what were they sorry for? I’d get angry and frustrated. I also lost a close friend, beautiful Tanzil, a month after my Father so I started having dreams that everyone was suddenly dying – friends, family, anyone. This freaked me out. I was numb for a very long time. It was a very strange 2 years but slowly and surely, I got over it.

We are lucky – in the days of the internet, there is an abundance of data available that can really console you. It’s a great start to read up on the bits below but I would also recommend talking to 1)someone who has been through a similar situation and know how it feels and what you go through – no offence but until you have lost someone close, you have no idea how it feels. 2) See some kind of a professional like a Counsellor or Healer who can just listen to your thoughts and feelings. Get it out into the open. I promise you they would have heard it all before. 3) spend sometime amongst nature – like in a park or by the sea either alone or with company and think of the good times you shared with that person.

Here are just a few good sources of info but there is so much more. I guarantee whatever you are feeling, someone somewhere has felt that too. We just don’t talk about it as much.

The Royal College of Psychiatrists




We all die one day. No one is here to stay. But as I full well know, this is a really hard thing to deal with.

If you know someone who could benefit from this post, please forward it on.

A Saying From My Grandma….

My Grandma had many sayings that she would tell my Mum – her Daughter-in-Law. One of which was the following:

In a home where there is Love…………………7 things will come in

In a home where there is No Love……………7 things will go

My Mum reminded me of this today in conversation. I thought it was a nice one to share.

Words of Wisdom by Dadi Janki

Mantra from the Dalai Lama………

A lovely presentation from my special friend Lauren. I don’t get to see her that often but she is one of those friends who I know is always there. She is also beautiful inside and out. I like people like that! It would be very easy for her to be arrogant over how beautiful she is, but she isn’t like that. Her feet are firmly on the ground.

Here is the presentation. It has really nice pictures and words alike CLICK HERE.

And Another Fantastic Article from Mike George……..A New Enthusiasm

Here is another really good article from Mike George.

This is an excerpt but you can get the FULL ARTICLE HERE.

A New Enthusiasm

Many of us awaken each day in a different mood. Others find their mood swinging unpredictably and uncontrollably throughout the day. And some seem to become unchangingly stuck in a rut characterised by continuously dull feelings. Our moods obviously influence our level of enthusiasm towards tasks and people in particular, and towards our life in general. Yet we all know or have at least met someone who is almost constantly enthusiastic and wondered how on earth they maintain their consistently up-beat attitude to everything in their life. Sometimes we are inspired by their enthusiasm. And at other times, because it can be such a direct contrast to our own energy level, we find ourselves irritated and almost tired of being around such a bubbling energy. And yet, deep down there’s often a little voice that says, “I wish I could be like that, be as enthusiastic as them about … everything”.

All you need to do to get this FREE and lovely information is to go to Mike’s website and sign up for his newsletter.

Fantastic Article From Mike George – Don’t COMPARE.COM and You Won’t be CONFUSED.COM!

All of what Mike George says makes complete sense to me. Everytime I read something of his, I gain a deeper understanding. This particular article is great. This is what we need to teach our young and old. Here is a little taster. The full document is ATTACHED HERE.

Comparing ourselves with others is a deep and often subtle conditioning in a world where ‘people watching’ has become, for many, a daily obsession. As we watch, we compare, as we compare, we desire, and as we desire we lose our ability to be content with where we are and what we have. Someone else’s life always look better than ‘my life’, someone else’s success always seems much greater than any success I may achieve and someone else’s future always seems to look much rosier than my future. These thought patterns are fatal to our well-being and over time can paralyse our ability to think clearly for ourselves.

All you need to do to get this FREE and lovely information is to go to Mike’s website and sign up for his newsletter.

A Greenland Proverb……..

WOSAPWhen you have gone so far that you can’t manage one more step, then you’ve gone just half the distance that you’re capable of.

Taken from Words on Strength & Perseverance


The tests of life are to make you not to break you.

From the Brahma Kumaris

Badger Balms…Powerfully Pure Body Care…..

Taken from The History Of Badger section on their website…

Badger is a family run, family friendly business located on the banks of the Ashuelot River in rural Gilsum, New Hampshire, USA. Bill, Katie and daughters Mia, Emily and Rebecca started the business back in 1995, in the kitchen of their home.

Bill Whyte was a carpenter by trade and an herbalist by avocation. He could never find a product to heal his rough, dry, cracked hands—the result of daily hard work in the tough New Hampshire winters. Bill whipped up a batch of the original Healing Balm in his kitchen using Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Beeswax, Castor Oil, Aloe Vera and Essential Oil of Sweet Birch—a traditional New England herbal remedy.

The result was astounding: a simple, all-natural, soothing and healing balm that really worked! And a company was born.

They have some great products. Here are just a few of their balms. I’m ordering mine now! Good prices too – they shouldn’t cost you anymore than about £4 each.




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