Tag: inspiration

  • Where is your humanity?

    Where is your humanity?

    Taking pride in the colour of your skin or ethnicity distracts you from your humanity. Our humanness, our gentleness, our inclination towards kindness – these are all part of our natural state. We lose it when our need to be associated with significance or superiority distracts us from this, and replaces it with the fear […]

  • Dignity is yours to claim

    Dignity is yours to claim

    There is no shortage of examples of dignity in war zones, poverty or drought stricken areas, or in the midst of heinous terrorist attacks. Notice how some people, when faced with soul-destroying realities, are still dignified in how they rise above it? If you wait for your aggressor or abuser to treat you with dignity […]

  • Own your dream

    Own your dream

    When you find yourself putting your dreams on hold because you’re waiting for others to confirm that it’s a feasible project, or that you’re capable of achieving it, know that it’s not a dream. It’s simply a wish. Dreams can either be an indulgence of escapism, or it can be a seed of passion. Most […]

  • The enemy of mindfulness

    The enemy of mindfulness

    We find ourselves in a state of duress, or stress, when we lose sight of what we can influence, whi fee helpless in the face of everything that we think is out of our control. Whenever we’re faced with a problem, we either focus on mitigating the impact of the problem on us, or we […]

  • Escaping addiction

    Escaping addiction

    It’s not drugs that steal our children from us. Like us, they also need to feel significant. Taking drugs is not just a bad habit. It’s a means to escape what we don’t want to deal with in the world around us. Is it a bad decision? Absolutely. Because escaping something never resolves it, it […]

  • When sincerity is tested

    When sincerity is tested

    Like the old saying goes, talk is cheap, and actions speak louder than words. It’s easy to say the right thing, especially when times are good and what we’re committing to is convenient. However, when our commitments pull us between what we want for ourselves versus what we committed to doing for someone else, that’s […]

  • Don’t trade your virtues for vices

    Don’t trade your virtues for vices

    Don’t withhold the beauty of your spirit just because there is no one around to appreciate it. Be who you are, and let others be who they choose to be. The expectation of being treated the way we treat others is what causes much bitterness and anger. It’s not worth it. Give without the expectation […]

  • Allow your children to be their own person

    Allow your children to be their own person

    We always have good intentions when we strive to give our children everything that we didn’t have. Often, this includes protecting them from the hardships or difficulties that we experienced. Unfortunately, when we do this, we end up protecting them from reality, and in the process, we deny them the very life lessons that taught […]