About This Namaste Blog

Hi, you've arrived at one of my older blogs, the Namaste blog and you'll still find great content to explore. However, Namaste is no longer a blog that I regularly update.

At this blog, you can look over many past published resources.

I won't be updating any dead links, so I'll apologize in advance if you find any posts here that are no longer relevant. Though I'm certain you'll still find many goodies you can still use well.

Visit my home site at www.forwardsteps.com.au to see my recent activity.

Cheers, Thea

P.S. Meantime, leave your details in the email form, top-right. You'll love the free bonuses that I send to you in your first few emails.

Charter For Compassion

AFFIRM the Charter today: http://charterforcompassion.org

The principle of compassion lies at the heart of all religious, ethical and spiritual traditions, calling us always to treat all others as we wish to be treated ourselves. Compassion impels us to work tirelessly to alleviate the suffering of our fellow creatures, to dethrone ourselves from the centre of our world and put another there, and to honour the inviolable sanctity of every single human being, treating everybody, without exception, with absolute justice, equity and respect.

It is also necessary in both public and private life to refrain consistently and empathically from inflicting pain. To act or speak violently out of spite, chauvinism, or self-interest, to impoverish, exploit or deny basic rights to anybody, and to incite hatred by denigrating others - even our enemies - is a denial of our common humanity. We acknowledge that we have failed to live compassionately and that some have even increased the sum of human misery in the name of religion.

We therefore call upon all men and women ~ to restore compassion to the centre of morality and religion ~ to return to the ancient principle that any interpretation of scripture that breeds violence, hatred or disdain is illegitimate ~ to ensure that youth are given accurate and respectful information about other traditions, religions and cultures ~ to encourage a positive appreciation of cultural and religious diversity ~ to cultivate an informed empathy with the suffering of all human beings, even those regarded as enemies.

We urgently need to make compassion a clear, luminous and dynamic force in our polarized world. Rooted in a principled determination to transcend selfishness, compassion can break down political, dogmatic, ideological and religious boundaries. Born of our deep interdependence, compassion is essential to human relationships and to a fulfilled humanity. It is the path to enlightenment, and indispensible to the creation of a just economy and a peaceful global community.

Video Produced by: Captain & The Fox (captainandthefox.com) in partnership with WORKSHOP (workshoplovesyou.com).  Video Music Composed by: Naturalistic (naturalistic.net)

Character and circumstances

A particular train of thought persisted in, be it good or bad, cannot fail to produce its results on the character and circumstances. A man cannot directly choose his circumstances, but he can choose his thoughts, and so indirectly, yet surely, shape his circumstances.

Collect this free ebook and audio copy of As A Man Thinketh So Is He by James Allen, a gift from my good friend Christopher Westra... http://asamanthinkethsoishe.com

Our Mind’s Connection

The John Assaraf video is ready for us to see here…

I hope you have been finding these conversations both educational and inspirational. I’ve watched each a couple of times, I always hear something new each time I listen.

It’s just too easy to get stuck in some kind of pre-programmed expectation that we have to settle for whatever comes our way.

If you find yourself spending more time worrying than being thankful and feeling good – you really want to see this next movie interview with John Assaraf.

Our brain keeps us alive, triggers inspiration, and allows us to navigate our way through the world every single day. The thing is, there’s even more inner power hidden away that we probably haven’t accessed yet.

I love finding out more and latest about how matter in our universe works, and our mind’s connection with that.

When you get to the page, click the large blue button top-right on that site. There are 6 pre-made mind movies for you, as a free gift. They are different to last year’s movies, if you collected those during 2009. Their mind movie creation technology has also changed.

I’ll be back again soon, with the Joe Vitale interview. Enjoy!

Next Top Spiritual Author Vote Ends 3 May!

A little while ago, I had chosen to enter Time For My Life into a contest that is focused on finding authors whose book appeals to the spiritual market.

Hampton Roads Publishing offers a book contract to the winner. It is a $50,000 book publishing contract that I would love to achieve.

Voting in the first round of the contest ends on 3 May, 2010.
Will you vote for me? Go to http://forwardsteps.info/NextTopAuthor

Feel free to pass along that web links to your friends. You receive
a full chapter of my book Time For My Life: 365 Stepping Stones, for taking time to do this for me.
Plus, four days later you receive a free copy of my 55-minutes MP3 audio interview about Goal Setting Motivation and Momentum.

It will take a few moments of your time, they've made it a little bit fiddly however it is something special that doesn't come around often.
If you're in there, vote for Chris Cade too http://forwardsteps.info/ChrisCadeAuthor

Go to http://forwardsteps.info/NextTopAuthor before 3rd May and vote. :-)