Reset

I find that dealing with betrayal or abandonment of trust is very different now compared to a few years ago. My efforts to live mindfully have been beneficial. What previously would have resulted in a derailment of my train of thought, or my focus, now simply nudges me slightly from time to time when I [...]

The Thief of Yesterday

Living in the past is often recognized as unfortunate or sad, or at times it is seen as pathetic or weak. More than this, I think it is a sign of ingratitude. Carrying around our burdens that have long since left us simply says that what we have available to us now is irrelevant because [...]

Hijacked Agenda

At some point in our history, Islam was hijacked by well-meaning community leaders and turned into a religion of fear and compliance, rather than the balanced lifestyle that it actually propagates. It's that eternal struggle for balance that was probably lost when people veered from the practices of moderation and sincerity because of a fundamental [...]

The Projection of Rage

There is very little else that enrages me more than the sight of parents that project their insecurities on their children. Parents that feel insecure about where they're at or how they're perceived by society and then over compensate by supposedly making sure that their children are not going to be perceived in the same [...]

On Sin for the Sinless

We're experiencing a drought in South Africa at the moment. In some areas it is the worst they've had it in 30 years. One town even reported their tap water turning salty because the river mouth has dried up, causing the seawater to seep in. In response to this drought there have been calls from [...]

The Way You Do That Thing

I recently read an article that suggested that they could provide you with insights into your personality depending on how you held your handbag, and the first thought that came to mind was, "How fickle!" Then I thought about it a little more and quickly realised that the same can be done with almost any [...]