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Invictus (Latin), Unconquerable
21 Jul 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried...

I can('t) do it!
20 Jul 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
We are what we believe Everyone has beliefs about themselves that stop them from trying new things. For example, if you hold the belief that you will never be any good at tennis, then it’s...

Believe in yourself
16 Jul 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Barry was a business executive, deep in debt who could see no way out. Suppliers were demanding payment. His creditors were closing in on him. He sat on the park bench, head in hands, wondering if...

If. Rudyard Kipling
16 Jul 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, but make allowance for their doubting too; If you can...

The Law of Attraction
15 Jul 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
The law of attraction does not care nor distinguish whether or not you focus on positive people and positive things or negative people and negative things. It simply delivers right back to you...

Passion can be infectious
15 Jul 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
You might find yourself so much in awe, and drawn to people because of their enthusiasm for the things they do or dream about. They constantly return to the same topic again and again, engaging...

15 Life Philosophies of Albert Einstein
13 Jul 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
1. Commit to a Worthy Cause “Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason, mastery demands all of a person.” 2....

Try Not. Do or Don’t.
13 Jul 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
The famous quotes of Yoda from the Star Wars movie “No. Try Not. Do or Don’t. There is not try”! is so true. You are either reading this article, or not. There is no in between...

Advance Australia Fair - Australia's national anthem
6 Jul 2016 | (unknown author) | 0 Comments
Australians all let us rejoyce For we are young and free We've golden soil and wealth for toil Our home is girt by sea Our land abounds in nature's gifts Of beauty rich and rare In...

The universe is a mirror of your heart
1 Jul 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
The universe is a mirror of your heart. This is how we are all deeply connected to the Universe and with each other. Your heart is universal and is real. The moment you start living with your...

Are you destined for great things?
1 Jul 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Throughout history, people have come from nowhere and risen to the highest living by adopting the strategy of the crown. It is a strategy of living where a person moves through life with the...

Believe in Yourself
1 Jul 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Results arise from vision, passion, action. You possess unlimited potential. It is time you started seeing and realising your potential. It is time you started living your dreams. It is...

Simply Be
30 Jun 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
We become increasingly aware that all that exists in time is the present moment, and that whatever is happening in the present is not good or bad, but simply, what is. The key to living an...

Choice not coincidences
30 Jun 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Do you believe in coincidences? What if everything that happens in your life is/was created by you?. Could you have wished it into existence? Perhaps you longed for it so badly and with so...

Organisation: Paper Piles to Files
28 Jun 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Paper piles can happen to anyone, even the most organised people you know. They build fast and furious, especially if you don't handle paper within a day or two of receiving it. Within a week or...

Kindness and Consideration
16 Jun 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Being considerate of others is an integral part of what it means to be human. Charles Darwin would have agreed. He argued that our instinct to be considerate is even stronger than our instinct to...

Better to give than to receive
14 Jun 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
“You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.” Kahlil Gibran We know that it is better...

Responding well when your buttons' are pushed
14 Jun 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
There’s always that one person that knows how to push your buttons. When someone is trying to upset you, the worst thing you can do is oblige them. If you reward their behaviour, you...

You are amazing
25 May 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Unfortunately, ninely percent of humanity is functioning well below their potential. You do not ahve to be better than someone else, but you should not be anything less than what you can be. ...

Discussions
25 May 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
I feel like a host a party and about to hand out conversation cards so all of us can look at some of the really interesting work and areas going on in the Evolution of Consciousness globally. I know...

Friendship
25 May 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Joe, a freshman in high school, saw Kyle, a boy from his class walking home from school. It looked as if Kyle was carrying all of his books. Joe thought to himself, "Why would anyone bring home...

Your Success on Autopilot
22 May 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Ready. Set. Go. You take off. You're sprinting as fast as you can. Taking long strides you push through the pressure of the wind that hits your face. You stare straight ahead, completely focused...

Education and Learning
20 May 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
I've had my share of changes and births over the past six decades. Changing continents, states, homes, workplaces, going from student, to clinical practice, and teacher, to sharing my message...

God wants you to prosper
10 May 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
God in the Christian Bible wants you to prosper. Yes, God is on your side. "Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers." 3 John...

What Life Has Taught Me
7 May 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Everyone has a sense of knowing which brings them, earlier or later in their lives, to the conclusion, that human life, with its observable activities, is not complete, and that there is something...

Fiji Mission 19-30 April 2016
30 Apr 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
The Rotary Club, Broadbeach and Shanti Yoga invited its members and friends to volunteer their time and efforts in Fiji this year. We arrived in Nadi, Fiji for an 11 day mission of service. The...

Do you exist if you don’t have an email or facebook address?
24 Apr 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Sam was unemployed and was desperate to support his family. His wife did nothing but watch TV all day, while his three teenage kids had dropped out of high school to hang around with the local...

Generosity
13 Apr 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
You, or any one person behaving generously, inspires observers to behave generously later, toward different people. In fact, the researchers (based on a study by James Fowler of the University of...

What is, is
29 Mar 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
The only time we suffer is when we wrestle with a thought that is contrary to "what is". When the mind is perfectly clear, 'what is' is what we accept in this moment. If you want...

Make the world around you a better place
28 Mar 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Daisy the Wise, and Peanut the Not-So-Wise, were two bunnies who were good friends who enjoyed their strolls together. On this walk, they came upon two carrots. One of the carrots had large leaves...

Chess
24 Mar 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Mary was feeling frustrated when she caught up with her mentor and guru for their regular chat. “I just feel as though I have no control over my life at the moment. My parents are telling me...

Heaven or Hell
24 Mar 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Joe asked about the difference between heaven and hell, and an angel said: “Come with me, I’ll show you”. They first visited hell. Here they saw a big group of people sitting...

Non-Attachment
26 Feb 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Every week I meet people who want to write a book. It seems like this is a fairly common dream for a lot of people for a lot of different reasons. Yet, many of these same people never actually finish...

Embrace Possibility
21 Feb 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Have you ever felt like the law of attraction is working against you? That for some reason you continue to attract things into your life that you don't want? There could be many reasons for this...

Whine or Wisdom?
21 Feb 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Perhaps your life already looks pretty good, even amazing, from the outside. And you may sometimes wonder to yourself, '“How could I possibly want more'?” But deep inside, you know your...

Resonate with your calling
7 Feb 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Your life partner, your calling / career, the home you live in, the place you live in, your friends, the food you eat, the clothes you wear…what dictates your decisions, big and small? Is it...

Overcoming boulders - yoga story
7 Feb 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
During the days of the reign of King Ashoka, his people lived happily and abundantly. The king was conscious about keeping them happy and considered the people in his kingdom as his own family. He...

Unwarranted Criticism
7 Feb 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Unjustifiable criticism may seem unfair, but the way you respond can turn it into a constructive experience. Here are some...

Time is a one way resource
30 Jan 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Are you truly aware about how and where you spend your time? This will give you a clue as to how you are spending your life. Time is a one way resource, you can't live your time that had...

Self Doubt
30 Jan 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Do you ever feel that no matter how hard you try, something keeps getting in your way and stopping you from truly breaking through? You know, the sick feeling of never quite doing, or being enough,...

Saying "NO" graciously
29 Jan 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Sometimes we have a hard time telling others "No." Unfortunately, leaving it unsaid can come at your own expense. You lose time to do the things you really want (or need) to do and you can...

Change
26 Jan 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
David sat at a stop light. The woman in front of him was going through papers on the seat of her car, and when the light changed to green she didn't go. A green light is not a suggestion, you...

Authenticity
25 Jan 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
We’re trained to put our best foot forward, not to show our weakness, not to let 'them' know what’s really going on behind the scenes… Don’t let them see you fail. ...

It's a Dogs Life
25 Jan 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Every morning I wake, take a shower, and sit for meditation. I am greeted with a wagging tail and a dog that is so happy to see me. No matter how I am feeling when I wake up, I feel great after I see...

When do you jump and when do you stay?
9 Jan 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Did you know if you put a frog in a vessel of water and started heating the water. as the temperature of the water rises, the frog is able to adjust its body temperature accordingly. The frog...

Boosting your Confidence
2 Jan 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Confidence is an important factor in our lives. When we hold back, we lose a lot of opportunities that we may regret about as we grow old. We have all the time now to be true to ourselves and live a...

Shame and Remorse
14 Dec 2015 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Remorse is the feeling you get when you’ve done something wrong. It may passes quickly, or linger, and is often part of a range of healthy emotions we have once in a while. Shame, on the...

Overcome Procrastination
27 Oct 2015 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
You can always do it tomorrow, right? But then tomorrow arrives, and you don’t feel like doing it again, and so goes the sad saga of procrastination. Procrastination can stop you from...

The Art of being…in business
13 Oct 2015 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Business is about building a sustainable way of making the impact that you care about making. Profitability is an important part of that, because if you’re losing money, it is not...

Difficult Decisions
9 Oct 2015 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
A group of children are playing on some railway tracks, of which one is still in use, while the other is disused. Only one child is playing on the disused track, while the others are playing on the...

The Trench
8 Oct 2015 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Tom and Mary retired to the country, and lived in a small isolated cottage, overlooking some rugged and rocky scenery. One early morning, Mary saw from her window, a young man, dressed in working...

Sieze the Day
19 Sep 2015 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Adam wishing to marry farmer's Joe's beautiful daughter Jessica, went to farmer Joe to ask his permission. Farmer Joe looked Adam over and said, "Son, go stand out in that field....

Self Management: Handling Criticism and Judgement with Grace
19 Sep 2015 | Shanti Gowans | 463 Comments
Criticism is a part of life. Unfortunately, the more significant your accomplishments, the more criticism you will find yourself face. Unless you plan to hide in your house 24/7, you a're going...

Master your Mind, Master your Life - Eliminate your Fear of Failure
18 Sep 2015 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Most people like things to be simple and distilled into an easy formula. Simplicity allows for consistent repetition. Repetition is the mother of skill. Skill is the foundation of mastery. Mastery is...

Thought Provoking
13 Sep 2015 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Joe was very unlucky in everything he did. His businesses were always failing. He longed for a wife but could never find one, and his health was not that great. When Joe asked the people of his...

Karma
3 Jul 2015 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Karma is the Sanskrit word for action. It is equivalent to Newton’s law in physics, that every action must have a reaction. Every though you think, every word you speak or act you initiate,...

When Good Habits turn Bad
2 Jul 2015 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
When Good Habits turn bad Sometimes the most productive habits can turn out to be unproductive. Here are some thought why things that you might be doing that will cause your to trip up. We fail...

The journey of a thousand miles begins with you
27 Jan 2015 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
We all have changes we would love to make with our health and in our lives, but many of us struggle with balancing priorities and daily duties. Some of us may be reluctant to even set a specific goal...

Your generosity will come back 10 fold and more
29 Jun 2014 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Aparigraha, Non-greed; Generosity To be generous is to freely give to others in all kinds of ways. As you share your blessings, you set a brilliant example of unselfishness. You will find that...

Attitude
26 Jun 2014 | Shanti Gowans | 2 Comments
Jenny woke up one morning, looked in the mirror, and noticed she had only three hairs on her head. "Well," she said, "I think I'll braid my hair today." So she did and she...

Winning
24 Jun 2014 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Winning often gets a bad rap. It often evokes baggage such as disempowering beliefs and fears for many people. Whilst we hear a lot about failure, it's just as likely people have a fear of...

Determine Your Driving Life Forces
13 Jun 2014 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
The following are some simple, yet powerful exercises that will give you insight into the forces that are steering you on your current life path. Please take a pen and paper, or open up a writing...

Finding Your Solution
9 Jun 2014 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
A father left his assets, 17 camels, in his will for his three sons. After he passed away, his sons learnt that their father's will stated that the eldest son should get half the camels, the...

How will the next chapter of your story read?
19 May 2014 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
How will the next chapter of your story read? What would you do today if time were no longer the finite commodity by which we measured our accomplishments? What if there were no clocks? Not in your...

Article Nature and the human psyche
19 Apr 2014 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
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The Shanti Path
6 Apr 2014 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
If you’re trying to live an authentic spiritual life in today’s fast-paced, hyper-connected world, you’ve probably noticed that many of the spiritual paths and practices we’ve inherited from...

Healthy Choices - From me to you
31 Mar 2014 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Every day, every hour, every moment of your life, you face choices. You can take a simple, positive action that can bring benefits to your life, or you can take a simple, negative one that will...

From me to you - transformation
26 Mar 2014 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Yoga is not education, it is transformation. Life is not an exercise about success, but perseverance. It's hidden agenda lies in the ability to rise up from a challenge, to get up one more time...

From me to you - Peace in every breath
17 Mar 2014 | Shanti Gowans | 1 Comment
'Peace in every breath' is a creative, sustainable, and powerful way to live. Yet, each of us is implicated in having created a peace-less world. Far too many people live in a state of perpetual...

From me to you - Attitude
15 Feb 2014 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Attitude Each day brings opportunities to make choices about life - the most fundamental being our choice of attitude. If you can choose to get out of bed and do whatever you do each day, you can...

From me to you - Purpose
15 Feb 2014 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Purpose Many of us hurry through life, going from one place to the next, focused on conquering the next mountain, running the next errand, making the next deal, and so on, with barely enough time...

Love and Compassion
14 Feb 2014 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
LOVE AND COMPASSION Love as thought is truth. Love as action is righteous conduct. Love as feeling is peace. Love as understanding is non-harming (non violence). Love is the...

New Year's Day Message 2014
1 Jan 2014 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Dear students and friends, We have come to the end of another year together. Whether you’ve joined us recently, or if you’ve been a long term student, it is a privilege and an honour to...

New Year's Day Message 2013
31 Dec 2012 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
As we venture into 2013 tonight, let's take a moment to reflect back on the year that's been. 2012 was a colourful year, full of surprises, some beneficial and others devastating, depending upon your...

Matter and Energy
17 Dec 2012 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart." Helen Keller We are all matter and energy. Matter perishes,...

Shantiji's New Year message - Jan 2012
1 Jan 2012 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Many people have expressed anxiety about disasters that might befall the world in the year 2012. Whilst we never know what any given year might hold, if we are sincerely committed to following a...

The Best of 2011
31 Dec 2011 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
The end of a calendar year has come up once more, and as most of us take some time to review the best and worst of 2011, I trust that you arrive at an understanding that, at the end of the day, what...

Thank you
18 Oct 2011 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Thank you all for your wonderful kindness, birthday wishes, presents and presence. I'm having a fabulous day filled with joy and happiness. With lives as busy as ours, it couldn't be nicer, and I...




 
 
 
 
 

About Shantiji

Shanti Gowans is the globally recognised author and founder of Shanti Yoga™, Meditation and Ayurveda for the self, family and community.

Shantiji has brought the concepts and practices of a healthy body and a still mind to thousands of Australians through her Yoga and Meditation programs on national television... Read more about Shantiji's biography


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