Abundance

Once we start appreciating what we have in life, we stop noticing what we lack. It's a daily effort to Practice Gratitude and start living out of a mentality of abundance, but it is one way I have found that helps me focus on my “Haves” rather than my “Have-Nots”. For we will always lack [...]

Joy Comes In The Morning

Without Good Friday, there can be no Easter Sunday. No empty tomb, no Resurrection, no Risen Christ. We can see this message play out in our own lives if we recognise it. Without darkness, suffering, pain, confusion, wilderness, exile, there can be no joy. The Christian joy is that we know the end of the [...]

Naming The Nameless

Sometimes when I’m in a funk, I don’t have the words to describe how or what I’m feeling. I don’t want to do anything. I have no motivation. I don’t want to look after myself. I don’t want to get out of bed. I don't know what to do. It’s at this time I try [...]

Growth

Most of the time, growth goes unnoticed. It’s only when it bears fruit that we celebrate. We plant seeds. We put down our roots. We cultivate the small growth we notice at the start. But then, we have to patient. We live in a culture that worships immediate success and "quick fixes”. We want to [...]

Resentment

I was recently listening to the Tim Ferriss Show podcast episode, in which he interviewed Jordan Peterson. They discussed resentment as a destructive emotion. Peterson proposed that resentment is dangerous because either, you are being oppressed by someone, and therefore resent that person as an oppressor, or you resent someone for a trivial reason and are [...]

Keeping Busy IV: Obsessed With Hard Work?

In my first ‘Monthly Update’, I recommended the book If I Could Tell You Just One Thing by Richard Reed. Something that I’ve noticed as I’ve been reading is that a lot of the quotes from famous, successful people have been about hard work. I don’t doubt that these people are incredibly ‘successful’ in the material sense [...]