Daydreams

I’ve been musing – what’s the difference between our daydreams and our aspirations? Is there a real difference or is it just a matter of which things we choose to pursue? Does it all originate as a daydream and later become an aspiration – how does this work? Sometimes I think I know what my…

Tomorrow’s Aspiration

Start your day with an aspiration right upon awakening: May all of my thoughts, words, and actions today be of benefit to all beings. Finish your day with reflection– How did it go? Did you remember your aspiration even one time? If yes, rejoice! How wonderful! If you completely forgot your aspiration– rejoice!  You are…

Avoid strife in your life; never take it personal

Strife is a very destructive force in your life. It can creep into relationships by starting small, maybe through a comment or a mean look from someone, and can then escalate into something much bigger. But when you choose to cease from strife and overlook an offense, you are acting honourably towards yourself and others…

Your Word for This Day: This is my Story!

Monday, October 26, 2015 “And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” Esther 4:14b ESV “You don’t just have a story – you’re a story in the making, and you never know what the next chapter’s going to be. That’s what makes it exciting.” Dan Millman Today’s Destiny…

Unblocking Yourself

These days the world especially social media is awash with blocking and unblocking. On Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, whatsapp and other sites, we are encouraged to block those who we feel are a nuisance or unnecessary. These sites also give us the options to unblock when we realise that the blocked ones maybe genuine or beneficial.…

Half of a Yellow Sun – by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I think we’ve all grown up seeing images of starving children in Africa. And it’s all too easy as Americans to let Africa remain as a stereotype — a continent (all too often not even distinguished in our minds into separate countries) where children starve, and wars ravage, and governments swindle. This is one of…

BIG BIG WORDS – RAYMOND INKABI

To answer the question: Why do Nigerians use so many big words to seemingly say so little? For most people, the way Nigerians speak today provides a window into the role they play in a perpetually unstable and globalized chaotic system: One part of this problem glaringly obvious is that the speech remains superficial, albeit…