St Teresa of Avila

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St. Teresa of Avila (1515-1582)

A Mystic Reformer and Christian Saint

Using Poetry as Spiritual Tool

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What is a prayer? What is meditation?

St. Teresa of Avila 1515-1582 Christian spiritual quote about 4 stages of meditation to reach God

According to St Teresa the prayer and  have 4 stages and the  ascend towards  through:

  • Devout contemplation or concentration
  • The ‘prayer of quiet’ where the prevailing state is one of quietude
  • The ‘devotion of union’, an ecstatic state of a blissful peace, a conscious rapture in the love of God
  • The ‘devotion of ecstasy’ a peaceful state, in which the body consciousness disappears, sense activity ceases; and the body is literally lifted into space.
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Ouspensky

Ouspensky spiritual quotes Thursday 14 June 2012 at 10:02 am

Spiritual Quotes

Ouspensky (1878–1947)

A Russian Esotericist, Philosopher and Mystic

Ouspensky's quest for the miraculous resulted in the publication of a very insightful book: The Fourth Way.  He actively promoted Gurdjieff’s spiritual methods for developing consciousness.

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The Fourth Way by Ouspensky

The term The Fourth Way is now used as a general term to describe the body of ideas and teachings of Gurdjieff. The book consists of Ouspensky's lectures, and the question and answer sessions.

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Shifting education goals

Help Children Learn: from Conscious Parenting Book Friday 08 June 2012 at 08:17 am

How to Help Children Learn

Conscious Parenting Course 

A book excerpt by Nataša Pantović Nuit

One of the biggest problems of education today is that the ‘factory model’ of teaching: the top-down approach and the rewards-and-punishments ap­proach, limit students’ ability to contribute with their imagination and creativity.

creativity as divine inspiration conscious creativity mindfulness meditations book quote by Natasa Pantovic Nuit
The system needs a shift in focus: from one that teaches children a curriculum, to the one that inspires lifelong learning. has to shift from conveying knowledge in a static curriculum package to enabling teachers and students to view knowledge as a dynamic entity that is constantly changing.

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Gurdjieff

Gurdjeff spiritual quotes Saturday 02 June 2012 at 6:08 pm

Spiritual Quotes

G. I. Gurdjieff (1877–1949)

was an influential spiritual teacher

Gurdjieff taught that people live in a state of ‘waking sleep’, but that with 'The Work' it is possible to transcend to a Higher state of Consciousness

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The book is a compilation of lectures from meeting in Moscow, Berlin, London, Paris, New York  by his pupils.

 Gurdjieff inspirational quote about Being Human:

  • 'Man's possibilities are very great. You cannot even conceive a shadow of what man is capable of attaining. But nothing can be attained in sleep. In the  of a sleeping man his illusions, his 'dreams' are mixed with reality. He lives in a subjective world and he can never escape from it. And this is the reason why he can never make use of all the powers he possesses and why he lives in only a small part of himself.'

We are here to inspire your  check our articles: What is Love   What is Mindfulness and What is a Mantra

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Education of the future

Lessons from Finland Friday 01 June 2012 at 9:14 pm

Education of the future

an Exerpt from Conscious Parenting Course by Nataša Pantović Nuit

Kahlil Gibran on children quote, article Education of the future from Conscious Parenting Book by Nataša Pantović Nuit
You may give them your love but not your thoughts, for they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls, for their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams. You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you. For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.”  (Kahlil Gibran, On Children)

We cannot aim to prepare our for the careers of the future. We live in such a dynamic world that what was a norm 10 years ago, almost certainly will not be reality in 10 years’ time.

The of the future is much more challenging, shifting further away from ‘spelling and formulas’ towards the development of cognitive thinking where children are given tools to develop their own world, when their time comes.

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