Are you grateful for you?

Whenever asked about gratitude, the inevitable response is one that is focused on everything we have around us.Sometimes, we consider our health and our skills.At other times we recognise the value of things not being as bad as they could have been.And we convince ourselves that this is being grateful.But how often do we stop [...]

Money is not the root of evil

Money is nothing more than a tool.It's a means to an end, not a motivation in itself.Even its accumulation through miserliness, or its wastage through extravagance still makes it nothing more than a tool to achieve a greater goal.Ingratitude is what results in such tools being used to our detriment, or to the detriment of [...]

Be gentle

Chances are very good that your harshness or cruelty is directed at the wrong person.Unfortunately, you'll only realise this after the damage is done. Cruelty, like anger, is most often expressed to those weaker than us, even though we experience it at the hands of those stronger than us.Sadly, it is paid forward more often [...]

Gratitude, the root of peace

As long as you have gratitude in your heart, you will always find opportunities instead of problems in your life.Gratitude allows us to focus on what's good, and realise how much worse things could be.It encourages appreciation for what we have instead of envy for what we don't have.Most importantly, it recognises the blessings that [...]

Soul food

The physical form demands fulfilment, while the soul demands peace.Too often, we mistake the fulfilment of our physical needs to be soul food, and we neglect our soul.As this soul food grows familiar, we seek ever more creative ways to get that fulfilment leading us further into indulgence, and away from peace.Soul food is the [...]

Ingratitude breeds ingratitude

When we're ungrateful for who we are,When we deny any good in ourselves that others may see,When we ignore our beauty because there may exist some ugly,We protect ourselves from attachment to anything wholesome or beautiful in life.Our need for such protection is a deeply ingrained fear about never being good enough.Not good enough for [...]