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THE AMAZING GAZE

By |2018-03-25T10:07:27+01:00March 25th, 2018|

The face is analogous to the head as the eyes are akin to the face, but the gaze is the subjective performance of the face and the eyes. As our gazes meet our acquaintances, our natures are sometimes manifested each to the other. Except in cases of pretence, deception and hypocrisy, the look on our [...]

THE BURDENS OF LIFE

By |2018-03-12T07:05:03+01:00March 11th, 2018|

You might not know the Swahili word for “Burden”, you might not know the Latin word for “Load”, and you might not know the Chinese word for what is heavy; but you know what the invisible burden you carry in your heart feels like. It feels like a weighty load you are compelled to carry [...]

SIMPLE IS AMPLE

By |2018-02-16T11:28:31+01:00February 16th, 2018|

Living a simple life can be quite difficult. Yet simplicity is the remedy to many of our personal and collective maladies: perpetually bruised ego, excessive bureaucracy that creates pointless bottleneck, needless protocols that impede meaningful progress, unnecessary sense of entitlements that benefits no one, and a culture of frivolous pursuit of more of everything: more [...]

THE WEIGHT OF WAITING

By |2018-02-02T09:25:25+01:00February 2nd, 2018|

Waiting is part of life and there are many good things that can come from waiting for something anticipated, like the way a pregnant woman would wait till day of delivery. But, waiting is not that easy, because haste is part of human nature. Yet, there are situations and circumstances in life when haste can [...]

BOILING BASICS: HOW TO DEAL WITH THOSE WHO ANNOY YOU

By |2018-01-28T20:17:06+01:00January 28th, 2018|

Annoyance is a repulsive feeling we get when we are irritated, offended or disturbed. Perhaps someone said or implied something you dislike, or did something to negatively affect what you prefer to do. Your ego could be bruised, or your intelligence insulted. It can lead to frustration and anger. In effect, you feel actively grumpy [...]

CHICKEN OR EGG?

By |2018-01-26T09:05:23+01:00January 26th, 2018|

The “chicken-or-egg” debate refers to the paradoxical situations that involve two factors, each of which in turn causes or leads to the other. If the egg came first, then it came from a chicken, if the chicken came first, it came from the egg, and so forth. Likewise, how do one work out which came [...]

THE CONTENT OF THE CONTAINER

By |2018-01-02T19:46:08+01:00January 2nd, 2018|

There is hardly any vacuum in nature. The solar system is made up of the sun and everything that orbits around it. Trees contain fruits, fruits contain seeds, and seeds contain life. Our heads contain two hemispheres of brain. We comprise of mind, spirit and body. One thing contains another. A container retains its usefulness if [...]

IGNORED IN IGNORANCE

By |2017-12-28T20:14:34+01:00December 28th, 2017|

We are sometimes forced to make a choice of what to ignore and what to notice. But we can’t possibly have a peaceful life if we notice everything, and life would be uninteresting if we ignore everything. However, if we don’t learn to get a grip on our filtering skill, we might end up fighting [...]

MALICE IN “LOVERLAND”

By |2017-12-16T08:07:22+01:00December 16th, 2017|

Keeping malice appears to be deeply ingrained in our culture, such that it is acceptable to shut somebody out as a way of punishment. Some parents also seem to adopt the silent treatment as a parenting style. That is, to rebuke a child for an offence, we give them a cold shoulder. Our children in [...]

STUBBORN FOR NOTHING

By |2017-12-10T21:32:24+01:00December 10th, 2017|

Why are some people stubborn? Some are stubborn possibly because of fear: they could be afraid of a supposed humiliation, or an emotional pain of having their ego bruised. They could be afraid of being taken for granted, being perceived as weak-willed, or being oppressed if seen to be submissive. However, it is important to [...]

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