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 [...]

Seize the moment…not the day

Tomorrow is not just another day.Tomorrow is simply today again, only with less time than we had yesterday.If you're not focused on what you need to achieve today, you'll always be trying to finish what you should've done yesterday.That's how procrastination and misplaced optimism wastes away a good life.By all means, pace yourself so that [...]

Take stock, and reconnect

Stepping back and taking stock requires more than just an arrest of the ego.It requires a desire to return to a point of sincerity and authenticity in our lives when we were filled with hope about the future, after finding ourselves filled with a longing for the past instead.Arresting the ego becomes easier if we [...]

Be more than your past

Like they say, every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.Your past will only ever define your future if you allow it.They also say that the past may be blemished, but the future is still perfect.There is a reality between all this idealism that we can't escape, and that is the impact [...]

Master patience

Remembering to hold on to hope, and to abandon my expectations of others has always been my saving grace for my sanity and my dignity.Expectations, whether legitimate or not, are rooted in a sense of entitlement to receive what we need from others.Expectations are key to a healthy relationship, because when we can trust another [...]

Claim your humanness

My daughter looked quite distressed when she asked me this question over the weekend."What drives people to be so cruel to animals, like skinning them alive, or abusing them for profits?"The first thought that came to mind was this. We only lose our humanity when we feel less than human.The truth is, we only lose [...]