I am, we are.

I am standing here In the dark. It is raining and the ground feebly trembles beneath me as a gentle storm appears to brew. The rain catches the edges of my hair, dampening it and darkening the tips in colour. My toes are slowly numbing and I wiggle them in anticipation of Β being amongst the…

10 mantras to help you on your journey

I’ve made it my life long quest to understand what it is to be happy and content. This may sound incredibly simplistic to some, but to other individuals who have experienced suffering, pain, tortuous thoughts or behaviours and a general disequilibrium of self, happiness being their only goal, is a tough one. I also understand…

The disease of settlement

It is incredibly powerful. It carefully infiltrates every cell in your body and your mind. When you finally realise and acknowledge its presence, it spreads even quicker. Now you search those dense forests far and wide for the antidote – anything to cure this demobilising disease. This demobilising disease of settlement. The same disease that…

Ramadan as told by UsmanΒ 

   In order to gain a better perspective, I asked my good friend Usman to write about what fasting and Ramadan truly means to him. Here it is, enjoy.    When thinking of what to write about Ramadan, the following came to my mind; Family, generosity, friends, selflessness, piety and determination.  These are the values…

7 days of fasting reflectionΒ 

Written last week but due to no internet I’ve unfortunately experienced a delay in publishing. Enjoy!  It’s officially been one week since I’ve begun fasting for eight hours throughout the day. As I mentioned in my previous blog post, I became inspired to fast (for non religious reasons) after speaking to my Muslim friend Usman…

Light and Darkness

Before you find the light you must stumble around in the darkness that stands before you

The only thing that you can be sure of is your past

The great thing about life is its ability to be fluid, constantly running like the flow of a river. Each day, something will be different, a new thing will be remembered and another forgotten, yet we still mentally beat ourselves up over the smallest detail which most people have probably forgotten. Why does the human…

If you look to others for fulfilment, you will never be fulfilled

If your happiness depends on money, you will never be happy. Be content with what you have and take joy in the way things are. When you realise you have all you need, the world belongs to you. Mastering other people is strength, mastering yourself is power. If you realise that what you have is…

How does the moon really affect us?

The moon During recent times I’ve become infatuated with the moon and it’s relation to human beings. Although there isn’t a significant amount of scientific evidence to prove that the moon has an affect on us, there is definitely a spiritual and historical belief behind the moon’s power. Historical beliefs Just think of the word…