Ambition

Some people are ambitious. Others not. I find it curious when others aren't ambitious. There's more to life than the small circle we grow up in. Perhaps, I think this because I've been blessed to be able to travel and see more of the world. I've tried to expand my inter-cultural awareness and perspective. I [...]

Satisfied

Another few questions to ponder, this time regarding sufficiency: What does it take to be satisfied?Do we want money and financial security?Do we want to be happy?Do we want success? Do we want status?Are these the same?How much is enough to be content?Is this the same as fulfilling our potential?Can we ever be satisfied? How? [...]

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 [...]

Nothing To Say

Sometimes, I worry I’ve got nothing of value to write and say in this blog. The fear of sufficiency freezes me and I sit staring at my laptop. A voice inside tells me: “You’ve already written that blog post. No one will want to read that.” Yet nowadays, with social media, everyone has a microphone. [...]

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 [...]

Frozen

Recently, I've been reflecting on my obsession with perfection. My rational mind knows it's unattainable, yet my irrational self-beliefs are not accepting it at the moment. What's concerning is that my incessant strive for unattainable perfection is freezing me. It's stopping me from wanting to do anything at all.  I am stuck and it's draining [...]

A New Form For Fridays

The other week, I wrote about how much poetry has helped me deal with my thoughts and feelings throughout this global pandemic. I've been writing my own since the first national lockdown in England back in March. I've barely shared it with anyone. It was something just for me. But a few days ago, I [...]