My choices matter — and there are paths towards making wiser ones — but I cannot choose what I choose. Sam Harris Today was a real wake-up call that my brain is on the brink. It was the first time I truly realised that "me", my mind and body are totally separate entities. And yet, they … Continue reading McDonald’s and Meltdowns: The Fragility of the Mind
I am strong, but also need a breakI am free-spirited, but can't do it aloneI am a good person, but also have my limitsI am aware others struggle too, but my pain is still valid I have the will to carry on, but can't indefinitely live like thisI am overcoming life's hurdles, but still feel … Continue reading Equal Truths
Everyone is talking about the fragility of life right now. It’s as though, after epochs of existence, people have finally realised that there’s no reset button, no do-over option or pausing. From TV shows to songs, movies to books, there’s been a sudden dawning of “now” being the only future we have. This is exactly … Continue reading Success Versus Happiness – Can You Have Both?
You're stuck in a perennial state of inner-reflection - wondering about the future, thinking about the past, imagining conversations you dream of having, with people you wished you could talk to - whilst all the while completely shutting out the potential of making it into a tangible reality. Perhaps, it's safer in your own little … Continue reading 9 Survival Tips on the Island of Loneliness
In 2020, the clichés have been soaking up the atmosphere between people's 2m distance. Stay Safe. Take care. Be strong. But, in a world where there's no real time to facilitate these practices, how do you know what to do? What's the best action to take, when you have no lucidity in their meaning? Especially … Continue reading Being “Strong” and What it Really Means
The heat is on. The clock is ticking. The fine lines are setting in and the hips have taken shape. All the biological signs are pointing towards having a baby, and yet, all the psychological ones are wanting to pursue anything but. By 2021, I'll have been single (and celibate) for 5 years, which … Continue reading The Single Debate: Are You a Better Version of Yourself When You’re Alone..?
Every day is filled with challenges. Some of these requiring a far more Herculean effort than others. And although it may not seem like it, even the luckiest of us cannot escape these trials and tribulations. The world isn't in possession of a justice system on how these challenges are handed out either. So if … Continue reading 9 Hard-Hitting Philosophical Quotes That Remind Us To Never Give Up on Living
Satori (悟り) is a Japanese Buddhist term for "understanding". In the Zen Buddhist tradition, Satori refers to the experience of Kenshō, a term used to explain "seeing into one's true nature." (Ken = "seeing," and shō = "nature" or "essence.") Thus, both Satori and Kenshō are commonly translated as part of enlightenment. Society is a … Continue reading The Zen Buddhist Tradition That Shows Us Why We Need to Look Back to Move Forward
Whether they are ancient proverbs or modern-day idioms, these poignant brevities speak a timeless language. Guaranteed, you will have experienced at least one of the emotions elicited from their succinct guidance, so why not put a name to them? Find the wisdom you seek from these 6 Japanese concepts about life, love and the universe. … Continue reading 6 Japanese Concepts About Life, Love and the Universe
No perfect words come to mind. My mind has drawn a blank. For every emotion I once had has been destroyed by the carelessness of others - their disbelief, their mocking, their absence - and now, the tears don't even come. Where once they would flood and my mind would race, inside me now it's … Continue reading #BeKindAlways – 4 Ways To Do It Better