Peace is not the absence of battles

When life feels overwhelming, the most effective way to slow things down is to choose our battles.Prioritising what's important over what's urgent usually sets the tone for what we tolerate or invest our time in, versus what we ignore or postpone.However, this only creates capacity to deal with new battles that may arise, it doesn't [...]

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 deep inside convinces [...]

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 our choices [...]

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 fight to be [...]

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 celebrate our [...]