This quote says it all:
Fear is afraid of itself
Which ensures that it never accepts itself
Which ensures that it always survives - Richard Rudd
In our journey of life to transcend fear, one of the biggest mistakes we make is to deny, avoid and run away from fear.
We have been taught that if we do not think about it, or if we avoid it, it will go away. The thing is, it is not going to go away, not as long as most of humanity and mass consciousness is still run by fear...
Have you encountered people who are so focused on you and your faults, you feel as if they are constantly on the lookout for you to fail. It is as if they have made it their life purpose to do so. Or maybe you recognise this as a trait within yourself.
All of us have some of these critical fault-finder traits, but if we are so outer focused, we lose sight of what is truly important.
Why do we do this -- focusing on other people, watching when they will fall, or f**k up, and hoping to...
This quote has been used many times on quote memes, and they are all over the internet in different variations. I tried searching for the original author of this quote, but couldn't find it. Anyway, the truth in this statement will jolt some people awake.
Over the weekend, several people asked me through various channels how did I start on my spiritual path, the synchronicity in the timing of this question made me realise that perhaps it is time to share more about my journey.
How often have we heard of stories or know of people in our lives who refuse to grow up emotionally?
The thing is there are few immediate clear signs of someone who is emotionally immature until you know them on a deeper level, and the signs become more obvious.
Of course, the immediate clear signs would be those who easily have emotional outbursts, or they lose their temper easily. Sometimes, people think that these are people with strong personalities when in truth they are just emotionally...
Have you ever heard of this concept of losing in order to win?
This idea of losing in order to win doesn't seem to make sense right? Well, this idea only works if you are able to be bigger than your ego. So what does that entail?
When our ego or lower ego, as I like to call it, is bigger than our true self, than it is hard to allow ourselves to lose. Because the lower ego thinks in terms of winning and losing, and the lower ego keeps scores.
If we are bigger than the lower ego, what this...
I posted something on my FB page recently on loneliness, and it has received a relatively high number of responses.
This is the quote by Carl Jung:
Loneliness does not come from having no people around, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to oneself, or from holding certain views which others find inadmissible.
This is true and I do have to agree up to a certain extent. Let me explain.
We all go through different levels of growth and maturity,...
In my last blog article, I talked about Compassion as a superpower, so what exactly do I mean?
For most people, when we mention Compassion, they immediately think of the archetypal energies of religious figures such as Mother Mary or Kuan Yin, and usually, compassion is associated with female and mother figures. This can be a problem if as a male, you find that you have not gotten in touch with your own yin energies and so you might tend to see compassion as a form of weakness. Or if you're a...
The very first thing we must get right within our own mindsets when we are suffering is that it is not personal. I know, this sounds oxymoronic, because the experience of suffering is really so personal!
We feel so attacked by life, by people, by circumstances and everything around us.
Why do I say not to take it personally? We suffer to acknowledge several things -- to acknowledge our humane-ness with the rest of the human race, and to develop the ultimate superpower of...
As promised last week, in this sharing, we are going to talk about physical, emotional, mental and spiritual boundaries.
Let me just break them down in parts so that you can see and relate with some general examples I share.
Ah, we see this so clearly these days with social distancing. It is so much easier to practice this, for some people, especially when they have not been able to understand or practice physical boundaries with others.
Do you struggle with establishing boundaries with others? If you do, then you might find yourself in situations you don't want to be in, even though it wasn't so at the beginning.
The struggles usually become real, because of our inability to say No, and we feel bad saying No, whether this is to strangers, our friends, colleagues or even family members.
Most people feel bad saying No to their family and friends because there is a sense of obligation. Now, if you don't know where...