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…

The gratitude paradox

Gratitude is a result of appreciating the absence of something. That absence doesn’t have to be experienced, it can also be observed. All that is needed is an event or incident that inspires the realisation of what life would be like without the value that we obtain from something. Occasionally it’s from someone. It is…

Understanding vs Judgement

There are two types of people in this world. Those who appreciate our efforts for trying to achieve good things. And those who ignore our efforts and judge us for failing. The ones who appreciate the effort recognise their own path towards growth, and empathise with the struggle and aspirations of others. This inspires them…

Judging is easy

Judging each other only becomes easy when we assume that we are above the behaviour that were judging. When we receive the benefit of the doubt from others, we assume that we deserve it, rather than it being a result of their generosity of spirit. When we’re misunderstood, we may be inclined towards accusing others…

Respectfully dishonest

This is especially true for our relationships with ourselves, more than it reflects on our relationships with others. We disrespect ourselves when we avoid truths that feel shameful or disappointing about who we are. That shame or disappointment that we feel is because we’re looking at ourselves through other people’s eyes, or at least what…

Reconnect with your innate wisdom

We all have an innate wisdom that we lose sight of as the distractions of life accumulate. When we go out in search of answers and adopt methods that worked for someone else, we further distance ourselves from that innate wisdom. This distancing that occurs undermines our authenticity, and leaves us feeling at odds with…