Celebrate your humanness

Tears are not weakness because it takes strength to embrace your humanness.The worst brutes lack the courage to be human because appearing unaffected by others is their idea of strength. Sadly, such a show of strength seals their hearts to emotion and blinds their eyes to the harshness that they exhale, creating distance between them [...]

That empty bench…

The saddest scene for me has always been the abandoned park bench.It echoes with profound intensity the pervasive isolation that too many experience, but too few reveal.There is a shame that is carried upon the broken wings of abandonment that anchors us in that space between wanting to create beauty in this world, while believing [...]

What is forgiveness about anyway?

If there is one piece of advice that will help you through the worst of times, this is it.Internalise this, connect with it, make it your mantra if you must, but understand that forgiveness on its own, without acceptance, will leave you yearning for retribution or justice.Acceptance is more important than forgiveness, because once we've [...]

If tomorrow never comes…

So often I hear people speak of tomorrow not being guaranteed, but still packing away that dinner set for just a special occasion.We delay making changes that we know we need to make to improve the quality of our life, or of the lives of those around us, because we think we have time.We look [...]

Empty promises

Some promises are broken before they're even sealed.Some are honoured before they're even made.The promises that are sincere will be blessed in their outcomes, well beyond the obligation that they carry.But the promise made out of obligation or compromise will always be burdensome and restrained in its fulfilment.Like apologies, promises are often made to avoid [...]

Humanity for sale

The ones driven by the validation of others turn themselves into victims.The ones driven by the belief that no one cares or no one understands, turn themselves into oppressors and abusers.But when we're so focused on our own struggles, we fail to see the struggles that we introduce into the lives of others.That's why we [...]