• Sometimes it Pays to Wait

    There comes a time in everyone’s life when we all have to wait.  Even royalty are governed at times and cannot be spared!  In life there are many things that we are waiting for. Waiting for Utopia, for that perfect partner, for that dream job, or simply waiting at the traffic lights or the check-out in the supermarkets.  Waiting is a big part of our life…

  • Out of Sight… or Insight?

    The blind cannot lead the blind, is a famous idiom mentioned in Hinduism in the Upanishads, as well as in Christianity.  The metaphor suggests that if someone does not have a clue about something, how is he able to guide or advise another.  So, in our own life how many of us would choose to get advice from a fool?

  • To be Attached or Non-Attached? (That is the question!?)

    There is that comforting feeling associated with the memories of my attachment.  It is that feeling that I so desperately seek every time I am on the look-out for my attachment fix.  For example, the satisfaction that I get when eating a hot muffin, or the feeling of love through a warm hug, and the sense of security when receiving a paycheck.  It is not literally the cake, the person or the money that creates that feeling, but my own internal associated experience.  In other words – how that makes me feel.

  • Manage Your Mind with Virtue Reality

    Recently the popularity of mindfulness has taken off and reached a whole other level.  But are we mindful about minding our own business?  With the advent of the internet and social media, other people’s business always seems to be much more interesting than our own!

  • Look Within Not Without

    If I am the creator of my life, then, things do not just happen by chance, I am creating them.  I have knitted the web of actions that I am now seeing as the blanket of my life.  I either have to like the creation or not.  It does no good blaming anyone for the blanket that I am now wrapped in.  The good news is the needles for knitting are in my hands, and I can change the pattern into anything that I so choose at any time.

  • Is Blame Blameless?

    Blaming is a very toxic behavior, it is a vice in itself because it does not allow us to see the truth.  We remain stuck in the illusion that others are responsible for bringing me happiness, peace or success in all areas of my life and on all levels.  If we are waiting for other people to fix our life and make us happy then we will be waiting forever.

  • Lies and Deception

    We have ‘accepted’ such wonderful phrases like ‘being economical with the truth’, and the creation of news based on ‘alternative facts’.  It takes a powerfully honest man or woman to come out and say that they made a mistake.  Everyone is too concerned with their own self-image and watching their own back.  When we live our life by driving from the rear mirror, then our direction is bound to be wrong and no wonder the world is in such a mess today.Studies show that the average person lies several times a day.

  • Where Are You At?

    During our lifetime, we will move through different levels of consciousness.  We could call these stages of being aware, conscious or unconscious. When our life is ruled by our beliefs, then we are not freely creating and living the life we want.  We are often living life from our conditioned and programmed responses to life.  Just take a moment to check yourself.

  • God, Not Guilty!

    For some people God is the convenient fall guy for all the shortcomings and suffering in the world.  But is that true?  Is God really responsible for our suffering or are we to blame for our own creations and actions in the world?

  • Justification

    Spirituality teaches us that there is no ‘free lunch’!  And that somewhere in life we will have to pay for it. In the lesson of karma we learn that ‘what we sow, we reap.’  Therefore, it would be fair to say here, that the best policy is honesty. But why?