• Akrasia

    Many a time we know we should be engaging in certain behaviors, but instead we actively or passively choose not to, and thus we act or become lazy. The Greeks have a name for this: Akrasia. It means ‘lacking command’ or ‘weakness of the will’. Akrasia is described as a lack of self-control, or the state of acting against one’s better judgement.

  • To Waste… is Waste

    Understanding Karma
    Karma teaches us that what we do, we are responsible for. Everything we waste comes under our account. If we waste anything, then we will not have it at the time of need. If you are wondering why you don’t have the time, money or resources to do what you want, then take a double check – what have you wasted in the past that you are now reaping a reward of?

  • Create a Structure… and have Peace of Mind

    It also serves us well to create systems and structures for our own selves. Without discipline and order in our lives we may lose track, lose our purpose, and lose our time. If we know, for example, that we need to fit in some exercise, meditation, cooking and errands into the day, then we can plan, stay focused and manage better. We become more efficient. Life feels good.

  • Clear Your Mind and Hear Your Conscience

    We are most happy when we have a clear head and a clean heart. If we are caught up in a web of malicious and destructive negative thoughts and feelings, we are at our least happy. Hence it would be good for us to keep checking the barometer of our conscience – is it clear and clean, or could it use a little wash out?

  • Your Health is in Your Hands

    Hone your intuition. If you feel like eating something healthy rather than what’s currently on your plate, then follow your intuition. Cook it for yourself if you have to. Don’t be lazy! Walk the extra mile for your favorite choice of healthy food, rather than jumping to the next burger! As you eat more healthily, your taste buds will begin to know the difference and not settle for less.

  • Selfie or Selfish?

    As it increasingly becomes all about ‘me’, we have forgotten about ‘we’! How many of us stop to think about the next one after us? When we use cinemas or cafeterias, do we clean up for the next person after us, or reset the chairs for them? Do we take two spaces to park our one car, or think of others and park a little more considerately? Do we put our shopping trolleys back in the right place, so as to not inconvenience other drivers? Do we return things back to where we found them, such as sellotape and scissors, or create agony in others as they spend hours searching for the very thing? We act selfishly most of the time, as though the world only rotates around ‘me’!

  • Be Your Best

    We are being the best we can for ourselves not for others! Yes, everyone can benefit from my positivity and energy, but at the end of the day, we are the ones who live with ourselves 24/7, and if we give of our best and be our best, then we will be satisfied with ourselves, we will be successful, and self-respect flows.

  • How Common is Common Sense?

    The reason that we don’t have access to our own common sense is because we are so preoccupied with people and events – who said what to whom, what happened and why, thoughts of doubt and confusion, regrets of the past and worries about the future – that we forget to live in the present moment. We are always somewhere else with our mind.

  • The Powerful Sound of Silence

    When there is deep silence, we are able to have an experience of the soul as it is – naked, pure and free. No amount of sound or words are able to give us an experience in the way that silence can. Take for example the experience of soul consciousness. We can talk about the subject until the cows come home, but it is only through the experience of deep silence that you will be able to have a profound experience of soul consciousness.

  • Easiness

    The state of easiness that we seek is for our own benefit, not for that of others! Sometimes the ego asks: Why should I be easy or flexible when others are not? Why should I allow that car to go first? Why? Because I deserve peace and serenity and sanity and happiness and peace of mind and… and…! When we realise that we are the masters of the situation, and they are not, then we will remain easy. We are masters because we have made a choice and dictated the direction of our drama.