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Author Archives: John Barter

Life Limiting Factors

Dear Friends   Often, so much of our precious life energy is affected by certain psychological factors. We may find that we are only living and feeling a portion of our life’s vitality and aliveness. Be moved and motivated to find out what is causing this loss of life for our selves. Enjoy my verse for this week. Kind Regards John   LIFE LIMITING FACTORS What is the factor; what are the factors; That limit, lessen or cause the loss Of our alertness and aliveness to life?   What are they,...
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Spring Newsletter

Dear Friends I hope this note finds you venturing forth from the hibernation that Winter offers as we move into the warmer weather of Spring. Here in Australia the coming of Spring reminds us that our year is moving closer to its end! Already two thirds of our year has gone, that’s eight months out of our twelve. Apart from delighting in the beginning of some warmer weather (not that it gets too cold here); the blossoming of fragrant flowers, bushes and...
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The Life Given Moment

Dear Friends Welcome to the warm of Spring. This new season brings forth the blossoming, blooming and bursting into life of nature and hopefully our selves included, out from the hibernation that was winter. The first few weeks of Spring, call us to our senses as much as they call us to life. To see, hear, sense and feel alive to nature and alive to life. Our senses are only receptive to present moment data, so  we need to ‘come to our...
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Real Home

Dear Friends Have you ever wondered about what is a home and what is our ‘Real Home’? This can become a powerful consideration or reflection for contemplation when we think about such concepts as ‘Unconditioned’, ‘Unconditional’, ‘Timeless’ and ‘Boundless’. Take time to pause and ponder my verse on our ‘Real Home’ as a state of ‘No State’. Kind Regards John   OUR HOME STATE IS NO STATE A home is a place where we can feel ‘at home’. A home is a place to feel safe, secure and...
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Point of peace …..

Dear Friends So often we miss the ‘point of peace’ which is always and only right – here – now, when we don’t get caught into wishing or wanting something other than what is! Whilst we do need to use discernment and wisdom based judgments in life, when we make ‘judgemental judgements’ we trap ourselves and often others too in frustration and fear. Have a read of my verse below for Mindful Reflection and the development of  your own Life Wisdom. Kind Regards John     OTHER...
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Relax into uncertainty

RELAX INTO UNCERTAINTY Relax into uncertainty; For uncertainty is the fundamental foundation and underlying reality of our life.   Uncertainty is the binding element that collects and connects all conditioned things; that both allows and is the cause of their arising and their passing.   While both frustrating and fascinating, Uncertainty has much more to offer us than our thought would like us to consciously consider.   For uncertainty is the mother of our creativity and the father of possibilities. Uncertainty is the child of our hope and excitement while also being the grandparent...
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Transitional Zones

Dear Friends Maybe its time for some mind time, free from the roles and responsibilities of our self? Finding or making a ‘Transitional Zone – time and space in your day or week could be the answer to ‘Sustainable Well-Being’ and the Transpersonal experience of just Mindful Knowing free from being caught up as the ‘knower’! Have a read of my idea of ‘Transitional Zones. Kind Regards John B.   TRANSITIONAL ZONES Transitional Zones or Space are important in our life and integral to...
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Ultimate truth and freedom

Dear Friends Spiritual Practice is the mindful engagement of wisdom based perspectives and practices, purposed towards mental calm, clarity, insightful understandings and the realisation of Ultimate Truth and Freedom. Our Spiritual Practice is the mindful engagement and expression of our Mind-Heart and as such the Mind-Heart will find the best supportive environment for it lessons, learnings and Liberation. Last week on the 25th July my student, friend and friend to many, Stephen took Monastic Ordination as a Samanera – a Novice Monk...
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Ode to Trees

Dear friends Over the week I have been contemplating the wonder and the worth of our friends the ‘Trees’. Please find joy and appreciation in my ‘Ode to Trees’. Take time to find yourself a tree to visit and share with, make friends with and you will never feel lonely.   ODE TO TREES To the beloved company of our tall and sturdy many varied friends, the Trees; Wherever you are; whatever you are; We give thanks.   We thank you for growing and greening this planet, our...
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Beautiful Friendship

We need to Connect, Communicate and Care. Why? Because, the ‘psychological-self’; The you and the me; The I and the we; The them, they and us; Is a ‘relational tool’. The mind’s ‘relational tool’ for connecting and collecting experience; for calculating and communicating with others is the ‘psychological-self’. This ‘I-self’, is fed and fuelled, nurtured and nourished by the activities of connecting and communing, communicating and caring.   The ‘I-self’ is a psychological relational phenomena; Created and construed, constructed and conditioned to connect; to relate and create relationships. The ‘I-self’ is...
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