A sacred trust

Mark Twain once said something about there being two days that are important in your life. The day you're born, and the day you find out why. I think there's a third day that matters as much as the other two. The day you realise that your why only matters to you, and no one [...]

A brain dump

My inclination to write within the context of a universal experience feels insincere and superficial at times. To want to write at all feels like a self indulgent rant or feathering of my own cap. I've abandoned more manuscripts and drafts of old manuscripts these past few weeks than I have all my life. The [...]

Don’t celebrate the victim

Can you tell the difference between those who want to improve versus those who want others to see how brave their struggle is?When you wear your heart on your sleeve, it weakens you because your struggle grows to define you.If you're not careful, the sympathy you get from going through a struggle can easily fulfil [...]

Choose your advisors carefully

Be careful about advice that makes you feel good but doesn't resolve anything.Things that make us feel good either provides us with an emotional high and feeds our ego, or with a spiritual high and feeds our soul.When we strike a healthy balance between the two, we find peace.So, be careful of people that only [...]

Choose your reality

When our circumstances appear unchangeable, we must change our perspective. If we don't, neither will change.Perception shapes our reality, because we can always create an alternate reality, but we can never change reality itself.When we look at something and feel overwhelmed by it, we generally find ourselves choosing between two things.We either try to find [...]

Don’t just stay home – introspect

It's a time to rediscover what we lost when we were taking ourselves for granted.This might sound weird, but consider for a second that it's in taking ourselves for granted that we find reason to take others for granted.In doing so, we take things around us for granted and end up committing excesses that harm [...]