Yearning for a simple life

Life is simple, but it's not easy.It becomes complicated when we look for the easy way out.Doing the right thing is often complicated by our concern for the consequences with those around us.The greater our emphasis on those consequences, the more complicated life becomes because we have that much more to consider before we hold [...]

Judge me fairly

How often do we build pedestals for people and then judge them for sitting on it?Judgement is inevitable. It's how we make sense of our world.But are we aware of the basis of our judgement?When we judge anyone or anything, it's based on our past experiences with troubled souls, and not on the present moment.The [...]

Allow healing to begin

Don't wait for someone to speak of your pain before you allow your wounds to heal.Your wounds will fester and taint everything around you as you look for reason to feel appreciated for the struggle that you have endured, or may still be enduring. You may even convince yourself that your struggle is important enough [...]

Tomorrow is not promised

Too often we remind others that tomorrow is not guaranteed, yet we live our lives as if we have all the time in the world to make that next big decision, or to do right by others.If tomorrow is not guaranteed, neither is your next breath.When our thoughts about life remain philosophy, and our reality [...]

Be exceptional

If we focus on the exception, we'll realise what is possible.If we focus on the norm, we'll surrender to what we think is inevitable.This is at the heart of mediocrity versus excellence.There are those that look at trends and try to follow, and those that focus on value and pursue a better path. Wanting to [...]

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 moment.Ignoring both leads [...]