Stop fooling yourselves…

We live in beautiful homes – some of us in the laps of luxury. We expect and demand the best of everything; always focussed on MONEY – Needing, grasping, demanding MONEY. The more we have, the more we want. The terrible part of it all is that we instil the same false values in our […]

The Journey

On the journey of life, the first to apologize is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. Don’t waste any precious moments crying over the past. Jettison it all. Clean out the attic of your mind. Don’t stress about the future, it hasn’t arrived and may never. Live in the NOW. An excellent […]

Destination – death.

How many times have you heard the phrase, ‘Life’s a Journey’? Well, it is. There are routes from which to choose, mountains to climb and potholes to navigate around. At times, sinkholes to struggle out of. The very first sentence in one of M Scott Peck’s best selling novels, I think it was The Road […]

On Wisdom.

“…remember what peace there is in silence. As far as possible without surrender Be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly, and listen to others. Even the dull and ignorant – they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons – they are vexations to the spirit. If you […]

A dream.

I drive past them every morning on my way to work. A man walking steadily up the long incline. Ahead of him is a young boy struggling to push the pedals of his bicycle. The boy could be eight or nine years old. Although the boy is always dressed appropriately for the prevailing weather – […]

On Attitude …continued.

Yes, there’s more to come – lessons I’ve learnt at the School of Life – not to say I live by them, but I try to: Treat everyone with whom you come into contact as the most interesting person you have ever met. You elicit the response you get. We become what we think about. […]

On Attitude. . .

I don’t want to sound preachy, but I’ve thought long and hard and I do believe that: It’s your attitude towards life which will determine life’s attitude towards you. Despite many people’s belief to the contrary, life plays no favourites. You control your attitude. If you are negative it is because you have decided to […]

Crossing over…

We must travel this journey alone into the fathomless unknown. But, “What is it to cease breathing but to free the breath from its restless tides, that it may rise and expand and seek God, unencumbered?” Kahlil Gibran. Do not be afraid.

Body language

In childhood we communicate by screaming, sticking fingers into eyes, giggling and pulling hair. Our parents communicate with us by hugging, frowning, shaking their heads at us or sending us to bed without supper. In adulthood too we can communicate to a certain extent without language by a raised brow, a curled lip, a shoulder […]

Memorable read.

There is one book that has stuck in my mind over the years, probably because I was so young when I first read it. It is a semi-autobiographical novel about a sixteen year old girl who retreats from reality into the threatening kingdom in her mind. It tells of her stay in a mental asylum, […]