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The Difference between Liking and Loving

By: Bob Mangroo

Abstract: This article explores the qualities and differences between liking and loving. When we like someone or something we will treat it (or the person) very differently than when we love. And, by knowing the differences between liking and loving, it helps us to have more meaningful experiences in life.

Someone once asked the Buddha, what is the difference between I like you and I love you. The Buddha beautifully replied; if you like a flower you…


Added by Bob Mangroo on April 29, 2017 at 7:00pm — 3 Comments

Survival vs. Creator Thinking

It is very common to feel that we must survive life. Everyday seems to be one struggle after another. We try to survive a divorce, survive an illness and pay the bills to survive and so on. Such thinking is rooted in fear and this is why we often feel anxious and uncertain. There is however, another way to think, and that is, to think as a creator. Whereby we tune into our spiritual power and re-create our life circumstances by changing our mental attitude and the choices we make. We don't…


Added by Bob Mangroo on April 26, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments

Everything Begins With the Mind

When we face difficult times and compare our life to others it is very easy to think that life favors one person over another. But the differences in people's lives are not conditions of the outside world. What makes the difference is the condition of the inside world. People accomplish their desires because they have tapped into the power of their own thoughts. No amount of effort will work in our favor if our mind is working against us. Our mind and actions must be aligned for that which…


Added by Bob Mangroo on March 26, 2016 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

The Light of Self-Love

Do you feel beautiful? We cannot see beauty outside of ourselves if we fail to see it inside ourselves. People are often in beautiful situations, and yet, fail to grasp the beauty that surrounds them. Their minds have become disrupted with insecure thoughts. Yes, it's true that at times we can be in a nice place, well dressed, and feel wonderful.  But, what about the times where people are in delightful and ideal situations, and yet, feel unsatisfied. No matter what they do (or buy) it is…


Added by Bob Mangroo on June 29, 2015 at 8:51pm — 1 Comment

Express Your Greatness

All seeds contain a form to be expressed, and that form may be a plant, a flower or a tree. When we bury a seed in the ground, we have, at that moment, set it free, to be that which it was meant to be. A seed only comes to life when placed in the ground. If a seed sits on a table it is useless. It remains dormant within its own casing. The moment it is buried all natural forces quickly begin to work on helping the seed reveal its innate qualities to the world.

Humans are also seeds…


Added by Bob Mangroo on March 24, 2015 at 6:02pm — 1 Comment

Where is our Soul?

It is often said that we are eternal. But what does this mean? Our total self is composed of body, mind and Soul. Our body and mind are not eternal because they are both influenced by time and space. Our body will age with time and our mind interprets reality from a 4 dimensional (3 of space and 1 of time) perspective.

Our Soul however, is eternal because but it functions both in the physical AND spiritual dimensions of existence. Our mind and body (physical self) are expressions…


Added by Bob Mangroo on February 20, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

There Are No Failed Relationships

After being in a loving relationship, unfortunately, that very loving relationship may turn sour and come to an end. A broken relationship is difficult for everyone and no one wants it to happen. Feelings of emptiness, sadness and anger all becomes apparent, as we are left alone not knowing what to do, or, how to handle such intense emotions. During such times it is natural to feel that our relationship has failed. However, we can take a different perspective and see that the relationship…


Added by Bob Mangroo on February 16, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

One Problem after Another

Have you ever noticed that as soon as you fix one problem another one seems to show up? It is tempting to think that life may be picking on you or testing you somehow. Consider that no one and nothing is testing you, or, against you in any way whatsoever.  Rather, through your own life path and spiritual journey you are doing the testing and learning on your own. You are the teacher and student at the same time.

This is the spiritual work you have been doing from previous lives…


Added by Bob Mangroo on February 11, 2015 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Healing Anger

Have you ever wondered why some people are quick to anger and others are not? Two people can be in the same situation and one person is calm, while the other is frantic and out of control. For some people little things will set them off; like a bad driver, a delay in a grocery, their internet is down, a flat tire or someone says something they don't like. And, before you know it, they are snapping, lashing out insults, yelling bad language and sometimes violent. To an angry person people are…


Added by Bob Mangroo on January 5, 2015 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Old Soul in the New Energy

Since December of 2012 planet Earth entered a new energy and a new consciousness. As you look at the world today it is tempting to think that the world is dark and falling apart.  We are however in a transition process. Humanity is moving into higher consciousness, and we now have more positive energy on the planet than we have negative. For centuries we were functioning from an old negative consciousness of war, violence, cruelty and the need for power. This is now changing. The change may…


Added by Bob Mangroo on December 4, 2014 at 6:42pm — 2 Comments

Problems on Your Mind

As we observe our personal lives and the world around us, it is not uncommon to feel worry and despair. Our personal lives have become fragile while the world appears to be falling apart. Many have become cynical about life, have forgotten their own magnificence and have lost the magic of living. You may be experiencing financial, relationship or health problems, or, wondering why your dreams are taking so long to arrive. Such concerns will rapidly push you into a negative space, and…


Added by Bob Mangroo on November 5, 2014 at 11:48pm — No Comments

The Grace of Solitude

Do you find it easy or difficult to be alone? If you find it difficult then let that be an inner signal that spending time alone is the next thing you need to do. People avoid being alone and continue to fill their time with people and activities because boredom sets in quickly. If you take away people's cell phones, television and entertainment, they are at a lost on how to live and what to do. They have not learned to enjoy their own company and this is where solitude can help.  Solitude…


Added by Bob Mangroo on October 6, 2014 at 1:37am — No Comments

Change Your Life Using Your Spiritual Power

Spiritual evolution is the natural dismantling of physicality; to blur the boundaries between physical matter and spiritual energy. Or, better yet, to realize that there are no divisions in the first place. Your physical world (including your body) is the result of spiritual energy (your Soul) solidifying portions of itself into a physical experience. The totality of who you are surpasses the parameters of your physical self. And, as you rely less upon your five senses this becomes more…


Added by Bob Mangroo on September 5, 2014 at 9:45am — 1 Comment

Anxiety and Self-Doubt

There are two types of fear, the natural survival fear that is built within us, and such fears are necessary, because, without them, we would be walking off cliffs, or crossing streets without looking. There is another type of fear, however, and this fear is illogical fear which is created from our own minds. This is worry, anxiety and self-doubt.  A troubled mind consumed by illogical fear creates negative mental pictures and assumptions about the future. And, such thinking holds us back…


Added by Bob Mangroo on August 5, 2014 at 11:43pm — 1 Comment

God vs. Human Creations

A scientist once had a conversation with God and said; God, we don't need you anymore. We scientists have come a long way with technology; we can fly across the sky, increase agriculture and travel into outer space. So, we don't need God in society anymore. God quietly listened and said; I will make you a deal. You and I will have a competition to see who can create human life the fastest. If you win I will leave forever but we must create life like the good old days from Original Source.…


Added by Bob Mangroo on July 2, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Follow your Soul

If you have a strong feeling for change, then your Soul is nudging you to enter the next level of your life; to break out of the mundane and go into excitement. To enter higher levels of your personal evolution is like a student going from one grade into a higher grade. There will be mixed emotions. On one level, you're tired of the same old class, and, on another level, you wonder if you can handle the higher grades. Whenever we are ready to progress we will sense hesitation; this…


Added by Bob Mangroo on June 2, 2014 at 5:13pm — No Comments

The Power of Imagination

When it comes to our imagination we can use our imagination in positive ways to make great movies, write books, create inventions, build hospitals and/or design machines to advance society. However, some will also use their imagination in negative ways to create bombs, manipulate people or produce fear. We as humans have an amazing gift called imagination and our well-being, confidence and achievements are greatly enhanced when our imagination is used properly and purposefully. …


Added by Bob Mangroo on May 4, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Staying Positive

Many people believe that negative thinking is something you have to fight with and conquer, and thinking positive is hard to do. However, positive thoughts are just as accessible as negative ones, but, we are under the illusion that negative thoughts are more real, powerful and require extreme amounts of work to overcome. Positive thinking and experiences of feeling good are here and now. And, not located somewhere in the future as a goal to be achieved.  Positive thoughts are readily…


Added by Bob Mangroo on April 9, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

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