Mindfully Distracted

Meditation or prayer is what gives us retrospective pause to realise where on that treadmill of life we find ourselves. Mindfulness is what reduces our need for such deliberate reflection. And sometimes, without realising it, we become distracted in our efforts to be mindful, while allowing moments of excitement, joy, or exasperation to escape us because we are too busy observing the individual components that make up that wholesome experience.

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The Sound of Inevitability 

One of my favourite movie scenes is the one in The Matrix where the agent holds down Neo's head as he has him pinned down to the railway tracks. With the sound of an oncoming train rumbling in the distance, the agent pulls Neo's head up and says in the coldest, driest, and most deliberate …

Fleeting Thoughts (Take IV) 

They say that change is supposed to be an accelerating process, not an event. Little wonder then as to why most resist it.  Anything more than an event demands an attention span beyond the present moment.  Thinking beyond the present moment means being hopeful about your future.  Hope in the future lies in the confidence …

Seeping Arrogance

No one simply decides to be arrogant, even though the obnoxious nature of some may convince us that such a deliberate decision was taken at some point. Arrogance is one of those under estimated traits that contaminate our character as we progress in our efforts for success in this life. The more correct answers we …

Conundrums of Care

Life creeps up on us. Only teens have yet to recognise this fact because the rest of us that have, are usually distracted by the efforts to hold on to that youth that becomes so elusive the moment we exit that phase of life. Despite the fact that many don't ever mature beyond that state, …