Don’t label your struggle

Mental health is about hope. The more hope we have for experiencing joy tomorrow, the better our mental health today. The human experience is not an illness. The best way to protect your mental health is by recognising your humanness. Don’t allow your reality to be labelled as something more than your experience of the…

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…

Restless souls write

Restless souls write Anxious souls read Complacent souls pay no heed And then there’s me. Fitting uncomfortably in each space, while not fitting in at all. There’s a blessing in being anomalous. It spares us the slavery of living by rules. But blessings don’t occur without burdens, and the burden of being anomalous is the…

It’s not always betrayal

Betrayal is not always a result of harsh words, lies, or cruel action. I’ve found that the deepest cuts were always from the silence when words were needed, the restrained sincerity when an embrace was called for, or inaction from those when I looked expectantly towards them while recalling the times they drew on my…

The delusion of life

A life without introspection is nothing but a delusion. Assuming that you know yourself without truly knowing yourself leads to many regrets because of poorly informed decisions. Introspection allows us to learn from the lessons of the past by revealing our contribution towards its outcomes. Mindfulness allows us to apply those lessons in the present…

It’s Been a Year

I almost forgot the anniversary of my protest. The day I chose me, my sanity, and my self-respect. It feels now like it was a sabbatical more than a new path. The enthusiasm with which I journeyed into my new reality hasn’t faded, but it has changed shapes and forms many times over the last…