Tag: appreciation

  • Exhale. Peace is within reach.

    Exhale. Peace is within reach.

    Wisdom is the re-finding of innocence. We’re born innocent, but then life happens. Almost imperceptibly, our innocence wanes, and our disappointment in life replaces it. Focused on remedying our justified gripes with this world, we lose sight of our innocence that once brought us peace. Our life then becomes a struggle to regain that peace,…

  • To be loved…truly

    To be loved…truly

    Three things that make us whole… To be seen… Beyond the facade. To have the essence of who we are, known to those we trust and hold dear. To be heard… Not only when we cry out, but also when we speak gently of the troubles in our heart. To be loved… For more than…

  • For all you unconventional moms

    For all you unconventional moms

    For the unconventional moms. The ones who are forgotten about or assumed to be doing just fine. The single moms, single dads, widowed moms, and widowed dads. This is for you.

  • Selflessly selfish

    Selflessly selfish

    We’re only as selfless as our need to serve. But our need to serve is the greatest form of selfishness that we can offer the world. We’ve heard it all before. There is nothing so selfless that it is not selfish. We serve our ego when we serve others. Or perhaps the one that connects…

  • Awakening beauty

    Awakening beauty

    There is a beauty in awakening the soul that is only ever experienced by those who have the courage to stir it from its slumber. Fear doesn’t only make us aggressive towards those that don’t deserve it, it also convinces us that what we have is all we’ll ever be capable of achieving. Courage results…

  • Don’t try to be better than others

    Don’t try to be better than others

    The sooner you realise that you’re different from everyone else, the sooner you’ll be able to define your own path. The most pervasive limiting belief that I encounter in others is the belief that they’re not as good as others. If we stop and pay attention for a brief moment, we’ll realise that it’s not…

  • Why gratitude is all that matters

    Why gratitude is all that matters

    Gratitude speaks more to our soul than any gift or trinket, or whispers of endearment. Gratitude is impossible without respect,and respect is impossible without honesty,and honesty is impossible without sincerity. And so it continues until we realise that expecting gratitude or appreciation from someone that lacks any of these fundamental traits in their character is…

  • Sincere advisors

    Sincere advisors

    Cherish those who hold you to a higher standard, not those who pacify you when you’re wrong. Of the rarest of creation, I believe, must be the sincere advisor. If you find one, cherish them, because their commitment is to your upliftment, and not to their own ego. Photo Credit : Naadirah Ismail