The understanding seeker

Seek to understand, so that you may be able to accept the events of your life with peace, rather than feeling compelled to let go with bitterness. It’s the inclination to want to be heard that denies us peace when we’re not heard. Or to want to be acknowledged when we are dismissed. Rather than…

Your perspective is your choice

Perspective is a choice, not an inheritance. Improve your awareness of why you believe what you believe, and it will be possible to consciously choose what resonates with your personal value system, and discarding what doesn’t. When we lose sight of why we hold the perspectives that we do, and those perspectives create a conflict…

Save yourself from regrets

I believe that among the great deathbed regrets will be the realisation that we never truly showed the world who we are. It’s the what-ifs and if-onlys that cause more regret and heartache than any bad decision. Bad decisions are made with good intentions, yet we always choose to remember the negative outcome, rather than…

The value of values

One of the paths to insanity is to try to reason around someone else’s actions or behaviour by assuming that their value system is the same as yours. This includes people who come from the same culture, tradition, ethnicity, and even family as you do. Our value system may be informed by a common framework…

Wisdom with purpose

Acquiring knowledge without implementing it is like hoping to quench your thirst while standing in the rain. Seeking to understand is great, but only if we apply that understanding in the way we treat others. Similarly, acquiring technical knowledge may feed our fascination, but fulfilment lies in using that knowledge to create something of substance…

Worship me

Don’t use religion to elevate your ego. By doing so, you use God to worship your ego, rather than subduing your ego to worship God. The appearance of religiosity in others misleads many to assume that they possess piety. Piety cannot be measured through outward appearance, only through experiencing a sincerity of action. Sincerity, if…