Fleeting Thoughts VIII

When loyalty triumphs over justice, chaos triumphs over peace. Peace is elusive when love for the self is preferred over love for others. Love for others reflects a generous spirit, while hatred for others reflects an insecure soul. Insecurity is founded in ingratitude. Ingratitude breeds insincerity in the same way that stagnant water breeds mosquitoes….

Build, Maintain, or Destroy

The choice to improve our state has always appeared to be a default setting for human nature. Just like the baby that learns to crawl before learning to walk and then run, adults also seek constant progress with the aim to achieve more comfort or fulfilment in their lives. The nature of this world is…

Mental Wealth Challenge: Day 8

In all the mayhem, I seem to have skipped the post for yesterday. For the sake of completeness, and future reference, I think this is in fact testament to the fact that making a list of short term goals is in fact beneficial.  The challenge of making a list of short term goals was set…

Mental Wealth Challenge: Day 3

Reflections on Gratitude Lists The journalling of gratitude turned out to be quite an interesting exercise yesterday. Watching my daughters applying their minds and coming up with unexpected entries in their lists was uplifting. Getting feedback from friends about how surprised they were at the effort it took to compile the list was also encouraging….

Mental Wealth Challenge: Day 2

Gratitude is easy to recognise in the obvious things that bring us immediate comfort or relief. Having a job, a place to stay, being surrounded by loved ones, and so on. We know that if we take them for granted it increases the risk of it being snatched away. Either by someone else, or through neglect. 

The Burden of Choice

Choice is that horrible thing we despise when something doesn’t work out in our favour, but it’s a right we jealously defend when things go our way. Right there is the crux of balance, but balance will remain elusive if we don’t recognise the choices that we made. That is not as basic as it…