Fear or hope? Choose wisely

Fear drives us towards protecting ourselves from a difficult past, while convincing us that we're investing in a better future.If we were truly investing in the future, fear of the past repeating itself would not feature in our efforts towards growth and new beginnings.It is fear that manifests as illness or disease in our bodies, [...]

Don’t let fear win

If you’ve been raised on a diet of fear and compliance, it is inevitable that your choices will reflect your fears, and not your dreamsFear destroys hope and replaces it with futility.In the face of futility, we resort to compliance, because compliance provides us with familiarity.Familiarity tethers us to rituals, traditions, and behaviours that feed [...]

Yearning for a simple life

Life is simple, but it's not easy.It becomes complicated when we look for the easy way out.Doing the right thing is often complicated by our concern for the consequences with those around us.The greater our emphasis on those consequences, the more complicated life becomes because we have that much more to consider before we hold [...]

Hope and faith…two peas in a pod

Sometimes I lose the only thing that I can't afford to lose. Hope.And then I scramble after it knowing that everything else is worthless without it.Hope is something that cannot be denied, or destroyed.Like faith, it can only be redirected.When we give up hope in our dreams, we invest hope in the relief that we [...]

Hopelessly hopeful

In all the times that hope seemed to escape me, I realised that it was not because the future held no hope. It was because I had given up hope of being able to participate meaningfully in that future. I've often believed that it's not depression that exists, but instead, it is hopelessness. It is [...]

The Lonely Path

There is comfort in being in a space unoccupied by others. The plague of clichés and the clutter of egos take up residence in crowded spaces. Blending into the crowd always threatened my sanity. Living up to an expectation set against a standard that I don't subscribe to will always result in disappointment for the [...]