Tag: fulfilment

  • Gratitude, the root of peace

    Gratitude, the root of peace

    As long as you have gratitude in your heart, you will always find opportunities instead of problems in your life. Gratitude allows us to focus on what’s good, and realise how much worse things could be. It encourages appreciation for what we have instead of envy for what we don’t have. Most importantly, it recognises…

  • Soul food

    Soul food

    The physical form demands fulfilment, while the soul demands peace. Too often, we mistake the fulfilment of our physical needs to be soul food, and we neglect our soul. As this soul food grows familiar, we seek ever more creative ways to get that fulfilment leading us further into indulgence, and away from peace. Soul…

  • It starts and ends with gratitude

    It starts and ends with gratitude

    Many struggle with achieving a sense of fulfilment in their lives because they have yet to appreciate, with sincerity, the value that they hold within themselves. We only make ourselves truly available in a relationship, romantic or otherwise, if we believe that who we are will be valued by others. The irony is that gratitude…

  • Pursuit of servitude

    Pursuit of servitude

    I once asked myself a simple question when I left corporate to follow a new path. What do you do when you’re done with the world, but the world is not done with you? The two and a bit years that followed answered this question many times over, each time with an intensity greater than…

  • Wisdom with purpose

    Wisdom with purpose

    Acquiring knowledge without implementing it is like hoping to quench your thirst while standing in the rain. Seeking to understand is great, but only if we apply that understanding in the way we treat others. Similarly, acquiring technical knowledge may feed our fascination, but fulfilment lies in using that knowledge to create something of substance…

  • A Long Overdue Brain Dump

    A Long Overdue Brain Dump

    Certainty is such a mirage. Predictability convinces me that I have stability, but when the disruption comes, I realise that I was simply taking comfort from probabilities. But that’s what life is about, isn’t it? The probability of everything. The probability of good fortune keeps us chasing and the probability of death stops us in…

  • Swimming Upstream

    It’s the counter-intuitiveness of that statement that resonates with my experiences in life, in general. Similar to the salmon, it seems to be driven by the┬ábelief┬áthat at the top of that stream lies fulfilment and purpose. But pushing against the tide is tiresome. Purpose doesn’t always bring fulfilment. It’s a stark reality that dawned on…