Having been on a business trip, I had to defer my de-cluttering exercise for this weekend. Did you manage to free up some space, or get rid of momentoes that have no place in your life any longer? Or did you find yourself struggling to let go of the sentiment associated with some things that … Continue reading Mental Wealth Challenge: Day 6
One thing no one really tells you about being a parent is that there is no sympathy for a dented ego when you find that you're not as influential over your kids as you wish you were. I see parents feeling sorry for their kids to the point of condoning behaviour that will only harm … Continue reading Pity
Therapeutic expression has been elusive for some time now. Deliberately writing to finish a compilation of thoughts tends to constrain the thoughts themselves. It feels like herding cats, a sensation akin to seeking constructive engagement in a toxic environment. The benefit of a toxic environment is that it tends to provide sufficient distractions from the … Continue reading Authentic Toxicity
The first tune that pops into my head when I think of this title is the song from Bob Marley. He sang about the mentality that enslaved us to our captors or colonialist masters, but the emancipation I am reminded of this morning is of a different kind. Over the years I've been fortunate enough … Continue reading Emancipation From Mental Slavery
Where do you go when you're done with the world, but the world is not done with you? The blessing of having a lot of life in your years is that you have a lot of life in your years. While others are playing it safe, treating life like the marathon that it is, I'm … Continue reading Where to From Here?
Meditation or prayer is what gives us retrospective pause to realise where on that treadmill of life we find ourselves. Mindfulness is what reduces our need for such deliberate reflection. And sometimes, without realising it, we become distracted in our efforts to be mindful, while allowing moments of excitement, joy, or exasperation to escape us because we are too busy observing the individual components that make up that wholesome experience.