Fanning our rage

Fear is driven by need.The moment we give up on the need, the fear subsides.Our need to be significant to those who are significant to us drives most of the fears that may fan our rage at the world.But only for as long as we still have hope that there is a chance for us [...]

Know your worth

How many of us spend our lives trying to convince turkeys that they're eagles, and in the process, sabotage our own growth and happiness?To quote another piece of old school wisdom, birds of a feather flock together.If you don't know your own nature, you will associate with those who are not aligned with your goals [...]

Don’t pay it forward

Vengeance is easier than understanding.Bitterness is easier than forgiveness.Mirroring the behaviour of those who treated us badly is easier than rising up to be better than them.Each time we choose the easier path, we become the very monsters and degenerates that created the hurt and pain in our lives.Too often, we raise our children with [...]

Two rules for life

There are two rules that I wish more people would apply in their lives.Rules that will result in more sincerity and less hypocrisy.More trust, less betrayal.More wholesome relationships, less infidelity and betrayal.The two rules are simple.Firstly, don't exhaust yourself explaining your behaviour to people who don't matter. This not only gives you a false sense [...]

The hypocrisy of self-loathing

The most toxic plague in the human condition is that of demanding kindness while withholding it. I watch with morbid curiosity the volumes of memes and quotes shared by many in which we are reminded to treat everyone with kindness because we never know what struggles they are enduring. Yet, those same people are waiting [...]

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 [...]