Money is not the root of evil

Money is nothing more than a tool.It's a means to an end, not a motivation in itself.Even its accumulation through miserliness, or its wastage through extravagance still makes it nothing more than a tool to achieve a greater goal.Ingratitude is what results in such tools being used to our detriment, or to the detriment of [...]

What is forgiveness about anyway?

If there is one piece of advice that will help you through the worst of times, this is it.Internalise this, connect with it, make it your mantra if you must, but understand that forgiveness on its own, without acceptance, will leave you yearning for retribution or justice.Acceptance is more important than forgiveness, because once we've [...]

Two rules for life

There are two rules that I wish more people would apply in their lives.Rules that will result in more sincerity and less hypocrisy.More trust, less betrayal.More wholesome relationships, less infidelity and betrayal.The two rules are simple.Firstly, don't exhaust yourself explaining your behaviour to people who don't matter. This not only gives you a false sense [...]

Take stock, and reconnect

Stepping back and taking stock requires more than just an arrest of the ego.It requires a desire to return to a point of sincerity and authenticity in our lives when we were filled with hope about the future, after finding ourselves filled with a longing for the past instead.Arresting the ego becomes easier if we [...]

Empty promises

Some promises are broken before they're even sealed.Some are honoured before they're even made.The promises that are sincere will be blessed in their outcomes, well beyond the obligation that they carry.But the promise made out of obligation or compromise will always be burdensome and restrained in its fulfilment.Like apologies, promises are often made to avoid [...]

Be more than your past

Like they say, every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.Your past will only ever define your future if you allow it.They also say that the past may be blemished, but the future is still perfect.There is a reality between all this idealism that we can't escape, and that is the impact [...]