My silent scream

When rage is all you have left in you, know that you’ve surrendered yourself to the betrayal of the world. When rage becomes a silent scream or a deliberate protest, despite your best intentions, you are still defined by that betrayal. When rage colours your view of the world, you see demons in angels, and…

Getting it wrong

An excerpt from my first book, The Egosystem, contemplating the impact of things not working out often leads to our greatest moments of inspiration. That’s part of the beauty of defeat. It creates a deepening appreciation for the dreams that we court. But we all have a tolerance level beyond which even the probability of…

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…

Who are you?

No matter what you do in life, you are always either a benefit or a burden to those around you. Your presence or contribution either uplifts them, or weighs them down. If you’re not aware of the impact that you have on others, you’ll unwittingly undermine the very goals that you hope to achieve in…

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…