We all have dreams
We all have something to strive towards to satisfy the subtle curiosity lying within asking us every so often whether our lives will ever mean anything.
It could mean being a good parent, being financially free, or improving the world, maybe it’s all of them. But whatever it is, we have some idea, even vaguely, about the everyday lives we should be living to actualize our dreams.
However, it isn’t always straightforward though, right?
It’s so easy to get caught up in the monotony of our everyday lives, forgetting the power each day holds over the…
To be Courageous is admirable
To stand up for what’s right, to speak the truth, to save the innocent — these are all admirable acts of Courage that bring value to the world and ourselves. And, more than this, these are all things we can do in our everyday lives. But to be Courageous is difficult, to be Courageous means to face the lingering fear that tames the best of us.
Fear can break us down if we allow it to, but to be Courageous does not mean that we are not tempted by fear, to be Courageous means to…
Your word is your bond — it’s all you have
Who could forget John Q. Archibald’s words as he gives his sickly son some fatherly advice before he planned on donating his heart to him. Before doing this, he made sure he let his son know how to be a good person and make it in this world.
Quite valuable advice for us all because the very essence of who we are largely depends on the word we keep.
Keeping our promises builds our relationship with others and our relationship with ourselves
Doing the things that you said you would…
Have you noticed all the little things we often want throughout our days?
Some of them being kindness, a little bit of convenience and of course, joy. With these, we also know some of what we don’t want, like unkindness, inconvenience and constant anxiety. These things are pure parts of us that we each seek throughout our days to make us feel good and quite importantly, to keep us sane.
But quite often, as we go about our days and meet with different people and situations, our emotions are stirred by overthought-out worries and deep-seated fears, which muddies our internal…
Success is subjective — it’s unique for each of us
I didn’t always think so though. When I was younger, when I didn’t know any better, it seemed sort of absolute, like there was only one version of it that could not be argued with — it was fame and fortune. This perspective made me see how far away many people were from success and it made me look at them differently, like those who had fame and fortune were far superior to them.
But this started to change as I grew older, as I started to know better and…
I think we all had a taste of the Monkey Mind at some point in our lives
We had to face our restless and uncontrollable minds as they moved from thought to thought throughout the day.
This can be quite harmless if we focus on something creative and valuable, like a book or a poem. But when we focus on something not so valuable, something outside our control, like someone’s opinion or choices, we often trap ourselves in worries as we create hypothetical situations that may never exist.
If I have to be honest though, I don’t think the issue…
With great power comes great responsibility
I first heard Uncle Ben say this to Peter Parker at a time when I was too young to understand what this meant. But now that I look back, I feel those reruns planted a seed that grew as I went through my life and read books like George Orwell’s Animal Farm and 1984, and of course, having my own experiences with the world I live in today.
But, it’s quite a fascinating concept — don’t you think?
Quite simply put, it’s your ability to influence people and situations in a certain way. And…
I made a promise to myself a few years ago
I remember leaving my room and the fears and worries that were suffocating me and stopped under a bright star-lit sky that embraced me. I stood there, letting this sight ease my mind and bring me back to my center. As I got closer to my composure, I slowly built up the courage to say, no more — from this point on, I am going to be better.
I, of course, didn’t know all of what that meant at the time, but I had a vague idea
As you must…
Life is chaos
It is changing with every passing moment and uncertainty lives around every corner. As much as you may try to escape this chaos, it will surprise you when you least expect it. And like you, we all try to find a little structure in our days to have some control over this chaos. We adopt habits and rituals that bring a little order to our once unfamiliar and chaotic days.
But the truth is, none of us can escape the chaos of life
Think about it — your daily habits, like brushing your teeth, exercising or speaking…
I have always been curious about the point of winning and losing
I don’t mean to say that they are not special in their own way, I just have been thinking about the deeper meaning behind these results. There seemed to always be a subtle sense of pressure to stay away from losing, especially when you know that the people around you may not easily welcome it, but sometimes, it’s unavoidable.
Yet, more than what the outside world may think, these results feel to be personal
If you take a moment to look deeper into them, for whatever goal you…