June 19, 2019 Jonathan

Aloe Vera has been used by mankind for several thousand years. Over the centuries there have been references to Aloe Vera from the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans, as well as in Indian and Chinese literature. Famous physicians of the past – including Galen, the father of modern medicine – used Aloe Vera as part of their treatment. It is said that the queens of ancient Egypt used it for its beautifying properties. Alexander the Great was facing a problem. His armies were marching ahead conquering lands and defeating kingdoms. No force could stand their might except one: the force…

June 12, 2019 Jonathan

What does one do about unrequited love that seems to live on and on like a wound that never heals? How is it that I go on loving one woman year after year believing, in spite of the pain, that one day she will find a place for me in her heart? I think that I am a fool, and yet I continue to believe. By OSHO [Excerpted from: I Say Unto You] A real lover never gets stuck anywhere. His offering is for love, not for persons. He loves beauty, not the rose flower, not the lotus flower. He…

June 5, 2019 Jonathan

Understanding the Language of Your Body It is an art to understand the language of your body, of your stomach – to understand what is needed, to give that in an artistic way, in an aesthetic way. Animals eat, man eats. Then what is the difference? Man makes a great aesthetic experience out of eating. What is the point of having beautiful dining table? What is the point of having candles burning there? What is the point if incense? What is the point of asking friends to come and participate? It is to make it an art, not just stuffing….

May 28, 2019 Jonathan

“Beauty is a combination of qualities that gives pleasure to the senses and to the mind.” – American Heritage Dictionary “Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.” – An old proverb When defining beauty, scientist and poets contradict each other. The concept of beauty remains mysterious and illusive to us. Can there be a universal standard of beauty or does it lie in the eye of beholder? Ask any mother whether she treats her children equally; a face value “Yes!” will be the answer. However, research and scientific observation has shown otherwise: children more facially attractive are cared for…

May 19, 2019 Jonathan

Give It a Shot Who doesn’t like to wear fresh new clothes for an evening party? Who doesn’t want to sport the trendiest shoes displayed in the shop window? We want new cars, freshly picked flowers, a refreshing holiday: the list is endless. But when it comes to taking a fresh look at our established relationships and habitual behaviour – seeing our lifestyle with brand new eyes – our enthusiasm evaporates. That involves a change in our mindset – our love for freshness seems to be confined to things and not include living people! We prefer a comfortable, known lifestyle…

May 18, 2019 Jonathan

By OSHO [Excerpted from: Revolution in Education] Competition, comparison and judgment are poisonous seeds sown in children in their formative years. Jealousy is nurtured and nourished in young minds when only one student is awarded for coming in first in the exams. The failures burn with shame and anger. Jealousy is the outcome of a competitive society. It is better not to be educated than to be wrongly educated. Education is termed as the propagation of knowledge. It certainly should be the propagator of knowledge – but if education is teaching bondage, it cannot be a teacher of knowledge. Knowledge…

May 4, 2019 Jonathan

Our feet are our foundation, our roots. They are capable of the highest form of celebration: Dance! Dance is the poetry of the foot. Here are some delicious ways to care for these invaluable body parts that have been neglected for lifetimes. The birth of civilization Humans stopped walking on all four and stood upright on their feet about one million years ago. That was when our feet took the double load, made our hands free to do other things and civilization was born. Then came shoes – at first simple skin sandals to protect the feet from cold and…

April 18, 2019 Jonathan

Listening to the wisdom within… The body follows the mind. Diseases are produced in the body due to mental states and are healed, too, due to mental readiness. I believe in this and prepare patients mentally (emotionally and psychologically) to heal themselves. The process invariably brings out a lot of mental resistance, denial and unwillingness to see one’s own contribution in creating the illness. However, unless one truly understands the origin of the disease (which is in the mind), it is impossible to treat the patient truly and completely. That is why in the treatment of many of the illnesses…

April 16, 2019 Jonathan

The Wisdom of Ayurveda Researches have been going on for centuries, and shops are flooded with market-driven ideas about creams and gels to make you young. But no-one has yet found the formula of eternal youth. Perhaps it is time to look for the answer in ancient wisdom. We are talking about Ayurveda – the ancient medical science developed by the seers and sages of India thousands of years back. While modern cosmetology still searches for truly an anti-ageing cream, Ayurveda insists that physical beauty comes from a not-so physical source, it radiates from within. An Ayurvedic physician will not…

April 15, 2019 Jonathan

Why do we have hair on our scalp? The answer to the riddle is elusive even to the research scientists working in the area of human evolution. One sure function of hair was to stop heat from escaping through our scalps because we lose 30% of our body heat from our scalps. Today, hair has lost any functional value of it might have had in the earlier stages of human evolution, except perhaps one very significant thing: in many animals their lush manes and colourful stripes of fur work as sexual attraction to their mates. Researchers say the same was…

April 15, 2019 Jonathan

In a study of lottery winners in the United States by the Success Institute, it was found that the positive impact of being rich wore off in about a year and a half. In eighteen months, the winners reverted back to their true personalities. If they were happy people before the big win, they were happy eighteen months later. If they were whining and miserable before the big win, they shifted back to being whining and miserable: “Everybody’s after me for my money…the taxes are killing me.” What this study shows is that success cannot be equated with happiness. The…

April 5, 2019 Jonathan

By Arnold Bennett Excerpted and Condensed From: How To Live On Twenty-Four Hours A Day By its power to change the lives of those who read it, this unusual book has won a distinctive place in world literature. It is a small classic, designed to help us make the best use of the most priceless possession we have, time. The proverb that time is money understates the case. Time is the inexplicable raw material of everything. Without it nothing is possible. The supply of time is truly a daily miracle. You wake up in the morning, and lo! Your wallet…