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 [...]

Why asking ‘why’ will get you what you want

Why asking ‘why’ will get you what you want

Those who know me know I'm a serious believer in the fact that our spirituality is paramount to manifesting our external experiences. I'm consistently talking about manifesting, energy, kundalini, etc but at the same time when I'm alone or with my closest friends, my overthinking can go into overdrive. Even though I know I shouldn't, [...]

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, [...]

Can’t control your sons? No problem, shame their daughters.

Can’t control your sons? No problem, shame their daughters.

It's no secret that misogyny is within the very fabric of our societies. As women, we feel as though we are being watched over. We have to assess our surroundings and if we want respect, we act according to their norms, customs and values. We're left confused and anxious because if we don't calibrate our moral [...]

Your fault?

Your fault?

They were right. It is your fault. It is your fault that your grace reaches the sun. It's your fault that the sparkle in your eyes blind those who look towards you. It's your fault that your selfless soul believes those who say they care for you. It's your fault that you believe that they have a heart [...]