Life Lessons from Water

If you have read books on philosophy, especially eastern philosophy, like Bodhidharma, Lao Tzu and Zhuangzi (the guy who didn’t know whether he was a man dreaming of being a butterfly, or a butterfly dreaming it was a man), you will have no doubt come across insights that have come about by observing water. YouContinue reading “Life Lessons from Water”

Wee Words for the Weekend

Today I thought I would share with you an excerpt from one of my favourite books. I’ve chosen a section from The Prophet, by Kahlil Gibran. I’ve bought several copies of this book over the years and gave them away to friends who said, “What’s it about?” The copy I currently have was bought inContinue reading “Wee Words for the Weekend”

Can Terrorists Also Be Victims?

No doubt some of you will have heard about the recent suicide bomber, in the city of Manchester, England. Manchester is less than an hour away from my hometown, so it feels very close to home. Checking the news, like I do most mornings ever so briefly, sickens me. And I don’t just mean theContinue reading “Can Terrorists Also Be Victims?”

Following Your Heart Isn’t Easy, But…

A friend in distress recently sent me a message, asking if I thought she had done the right thing. She had made the decision to quit her job to follow her passion. She undoubtedly felt good and relieved at finally following through with the decision to step into her own power. But then she hadContinue reading “Following Your Heart Isn’t Easy, But…”

Not Accepting the Inevitable Makes No Sense

It has always amazed me how the majority of us avoid talking about the inevitable. Think about that for a second… We don’t talk about what’s definitely going to happen. Why? Because we’re scared of it. I’ll repeat that: We don’t talk about what’s definitely going to happen because what’s definitely going to happen scaresContinue reading “Not Accepting the Inevitable Makes No Sense”

An Alien In An Air Raid Drill

Yesterday, in Taipei, there was an air raid practice. Life seems to vanish from this bustling city, all in the blink of an eye. It’s pretty impressive, I have to say. At the appointed time, which all Taiwanese mysteriously know beforehand, everyone scuttles away like mice when a prowling cat is detected. A friend’s friendContinue reading “An Alien In An Air Raid Drill”