Wanting others to ‘awaken’ says more about us than them. Here’s why

Wanting others to ‘awaken’ says more about us than them. Here’s why

Awakening is a funny concept. Often, the journey to enlightenment comes after going through a particular trauma and studying to find life beyond your egoic self. You go on a deeper life mission to find out about yourself and the rest of the world, you realise the beauty in oneness and you seek to share [...]

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Navigating loss is hard, but here’s how we can make things easier

Navigating loss is hard, but here’s how we can make things easier

My recent loss was something I felt deeply. In practical terms, it wasn't a real loss -- it was a change in dynamic. That didn't make it hurt less though. I put myself in a situation where I had to be true to myself and ask myself what it was I wanted and if the [...]

On loving unconditionally – is it really as ridiculous as it seems?

On loving unconditionally – is it really as ridiculous as it seems?

Loving unconditionally is an ideal that always felt unfair to me. It has always felt like an unrealistic ideal that only delusional people could attain through living in a bubble and being grossly naive. It seemed to me that to love unconditionally, one would need to live in a bubble and shut out all of [...]

Painful truths: Our love is our mirror

Painful truths: Our love is our mirror

"And you became like coffee, In its deliciousness, its bitterness and its addiction" وتشابهت أنت وقهوتى فى اللذة والمرارة والإدمان Mahmoud Darwish - Palestinian poet I'm tempted to talk about how this is not a love quote, but it is. I'm tempted to talk about how "real love" is not supposed to harbour toxic codependency, [...]