Silent Protest

                  A protest that cannot be articulated, is a protest spawned by futility, to feed futility.                 My contempt for what I am presented with is rarely expressed plainly. My reservations to express at all is grounded in years of…

The impossible dream

When home is elusive, the world feels ominous. A journey to a place you’ve never been holds the promise of peace, despite never having known what peace feels like. It’s a cry of the soul, in tones and words that no one seems to understand. But you keep crying, and you keep trying, because something…

Willingly obliged

This is most true for religious subscription and cultural heritage, but applies to every relationship in our life. Choice inspires willingness because a choice is driven by our belief in the benefit of our contribution towards others. Obligation inspires contempt because it is most often associated with the threat of a negative repercussion. What drives…

The understanding seeker

Seek to understand, so that you may be able to accept the events of your life with peace, rather than feeling compelled to let go with bitterness. It’s the inclination to want to be heard that denies us peace when we’re not heard. Or to want to be acknowledged when we are dismissed. Rather than…

Save yourself from regrets

I believe that among the great deathbed regrets will be the realisation that we never truly showed the world who we are. It’s the what-ifs and if-onlys that cause more regret and heartache than any bad decision. Bad decisions are made with good intentions, yet we always choose to remember the negative outcome, rather than…

For the love of peace

The night is only as peaceful as the day’s indulgence, and the day’s indulgence is only as focused as the reflections of the night. What we court in quiet moments reflects our beliefs, but what we pursue in our efforts with others reflects our convictions. When the two are aligned, sleep becomes a spiritual experience,…