Tag: authenticity

  • The arrogance spawned by fear

    The arrogance spawned by fear

    Fear causes us to fixate on our intentions, while defending the bad behaviour that such fear spawns. The fear is most often associated with what we think is under threat, or that others won’t understand. So we begin preempting what they intend towards us, or what threats they present to what we want for ourselves. […]

  • The demon of self-loathing

    The demon of self-loathing

    We cannot give what we don’t have. This is a simple truth that cannot be denied. When we realise what this means for the behaviour that we display towards others, we’ll realise what it says about how we feel about ourselves. When we take ourselves for granted, we feel entitled to what others do for […]

  • Do you matter to you?

    Do you matter to you?

    To be of consequence, or to feel significant, lies at the heart of our inspiration to accomplish anything. When we connect with conviction to the significance of who we are, and what value we add to the lives of others, we achieve a sense of peace and contentment. But, when we doubt this, we set […]

  • To be loved

    To be loved

    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 how we make others feel, but […]

  • ‘Sorry’ isn’t the hardest part

    ‘Sorry’ isn’t the hardest part

    The only thing worse than an insincere apology is the apology that is offered with a demand that it be accepted. The most important part of an apology is not that it is made, but that it is authentic. Not just sincere. Authentic. If an apology is limited to a text message, or a few […]

  • Dream killers

    Dream killers

    Do you find yourself waiting in the shadows, wondering when will it be safe to emerge and take that risk on something that you’ve always dreamt of achieving? Are you waiting for the perfect moment to ensure that you get it just right? Or do you find yourself mentioning it to any person that shows […]

  • Reclaim your worth

    Reclaim your worth

    Peace is most ravaged when we convince ourselves that we were treated badly by others, or by someone we trusted, because we weren’t good enough for them. A betrayal of trust, no matter how noble the person, reflects cowardice on their part. We only betray the trust that others place in us when we feel […]

  • A moment of trust

    A moment of trust

    It’s impossible to go through life without trusting others. But, if we’re not careful, the trust that we invest in others could result in consequences that create a struggle for the rest of our lives. Most often, when choosing a partner, we focus on how trustworthy they are in the present circumstances, but have no […]