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 [...]

The gratitude paradox

Gratitude is a result of appreciating the absence of something.That absence doesn't have to be experienced, it can also be observed.All that is needed is an event or incident that inspires the realisation of what life would be like without the value that we obtain from something. Occasionally it's from someone.It is our aversion to [...]

Silent Protest

                  A protest that cannot be articulated, is a protest spawned by futility, to feed futility.                 My contempt for what I am presented with is rarely expressed plainly. My reservations to express at all is grounded in years of [...]

Gratitude before regret

It's impossible to be grateful for a blessing that you don't acknowledge.Like believing that we're entitled to certain outcomes because of our effort or contribution.Or believing that we're entitled to be treated a certain way because we believe we're a good person.Whether those entitlements are true is not the issue.The issue is that we are [...]

Gratitude is not the first step

Gratitude is all that matters, because gratitude is not possible without everything that matters coming before it.Gratitude escapes us when we don't respect the effort needed to achieve anything worth achieving.It escapes us when we assume that we're entitled to an outcome, without considering our contribution that is needed towards that outcome.It escapes us when [...]