No one lives forever, so as we get older, we inevitably think about our own mortality. Especially when we lose a family member or a close friend. I had imagined the leading cause of death for Australians to be either heart disease, vascular issues or cancer and I was wrong. It was a reality check… Continue reading When Will I Die?
Despite checking all directions and rear cameras and side mirrors, I nearly reversed over a child, backing out of my driveway, this morning. The young boy was scooting along so quickly on one of those mini scooters and being so small, I couldn't see any sign of him until the rear of the car was… Continue reading A Near Tragedy on Sunday
Life is like a mirror; we get the best results when we smile. So talk about your blessings more than you talk about your problems. Just because you're struggling doesn't mean you're failing. Every great success requires some type of worthy struggle to get there. I don't have any record of who said these words,… Continue reading Words to Ponder About
If we only look at things through one filter, one lens, they will always seem the same. Never forget that no matter what anyone does, you are responsible for how you feel. The brain is a powerful filter that moulds experiences and perceptions of reality. If you think the world is a dangerous place, your… Continue reading Is Life Getting Harder?
No one can climb a tree with no branches - Finnish proverb What do you think the underlying message says. Does it refer to the support of friends and family that folk find so essential to personal growth and development? Or, could it refer to the many divergent paths one might consider, or does take… Continue reading Worldly Wisdom
Weekly Quote Compassion motivates people to go out of their way to help the physical, mental, or emotional pains of another and themselves, according to Wikipedia When I was young, I don't think I was such a compassionate person. I think I may have been caring and kind, but I do not think I was… Continue reading The Value of Life and Possessions
One thing to remember about chronic stress is that it's only because our thoughts deem something to be stressful that we can actually feel the sensation of stress. "Viewed mindfully, no situation is truly chronic. There are always calm moments to notice and be present for," [amidst the chaos.] "Moments that can be lived in… Continue reading Chronic Stress
"It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind that determines which way we will go."
When did you lose your idealism? Or gain a degree of cynicism and/or wisdom?
Hypocrisy is the essence of snobbery, but all snobbery is about the problem of belonging or exclusiveness. “Some people have such good taste they can't enjoy anything.” ― Marty Rubin “They [Harvard academia] liked the poor, but didn't like the smell of the poor.” ― Chris Hedges “It was culture as class performance, literature fetishised… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Snobbery and Privilege
Nothing in life is constant. Like the force of the ocean, life fluctuates between a wearing away (negative or sad feelings) and a building up (positives). As corny as it sounds, the way we think does determine our 'world,' our 'present moment.' "If you are willing to appreciate that this moment is far better than… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – The Present Moment
Each week I find an inspiring gem to provoke you in to thinking more deeply about something. Proverbial Friday - each week posting new proverbs and quotes that inspire wisdom in all of us.
The current series explores the meaning of Polish proverbs and drills down on the expressions of gratitude