Who Knows What is Good and What is Bad… (Taoist Story)

Who Knows What is Good and What is Bad… (Taoist Story)

Most of us divide-up our life experience into those we like and those we don’t. But the Taoist masters teach us to look deeper. In the flow of yin and yang everything is constantly changing into its opposite. The more we live with awareness of the inevitable tides of the Tao, the more it seems superficial and misguided to reject some experiences and try to hold onto others. It is […]

Good Karma

Good Karma

INSTRUCTIONS FOR LIFE: Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson. Follow the three R’s: – Respect for self, – Respect for others, and – Responsibility for all your actions. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly. Don’t let a little […]

I*m Thankful For…

I*m Thankful For…

The partner who hogs the covers every night, because he/she is not out with someone else. The child who is not cleaning his room, but is watching TV, because that means he is at home and not on the streets. For the taxes that I pay, because it means that I am employed. For the mess to clean after a party, because it means that I have been surrounded by […]

A Thought for a Lifetime

A Thought for a Lifetime

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness. We drink too […]

Friendship

Friendship

One day, when I was a freshman in high school, I saw a kid from my class walking home from school. His name was Kyle. It looked like he was carrying all of his books. I thought to myself, “Why would anyone bring home all his books on a Friday?” He must really be a nerd. I had quite a weekend planned (parties and a football game with my friend’s […]

While we are here we might as well dance…

While we are here we might as well dance…

Too many people put off something that brings them joy just because they haven’t thought about it, don’t have it on their schedule, didn’t know it was coming or are too rigid to depart from their routine. How many women out there will eat at home because their husband didn’t suggest going out to dinner until after something had been thawed? Does the word “refrigeration” mean nothing to you? How […]

I*ll be happy when…

I*ll be happy when…

We convince ourselves that life will be better after we get married, have a baby, then another. Then we are frustrated that the kids aren’t old enough and we’ll be more content when they are. After that, we’re frustrated that we have teenagers to deal with. We will certainly be happy when they are out of that stage. We tell ourselves that our life will be complete when our spouse […]

The Invitation

The Invitation

The Invitation is my favourite inspirational passage. I use it to guide me through life, keep myself on track, and remember what really matters. It’s written by Oriah Mountain Dreamer – an inspirational writer and story-teller based in North America. Click here to read The Invitation on her website. I highly recommend reading the book too… [ back… ]

Time

Time

IMAGINE There is a bank that credits your account each morning with £86,400. It carries over no balance from day to day. Every evening deletes whatever part of the balance you failed to use during the day. What would you do? Draw out ALL OF IT, of course!!!! Each of us has such a bank. Its name is TIME. Every morning, it credits you with 86,400 seconds. Every night it […]

The Fisherman and the Businessman

The Fisherman and the Businessman

There was once a businessman who was sitting by the beach in a small Brazilian village. As he sat, he saw a Brazilian fisherman rowing a small boat towards the shore having caught quite few big fish. The businessman was impressed and asked the fisherman, “How long does it take you to catch so many fish?” The fisherman replied, “Oh, just a short while.” “Then why don’t you stay longer at sea and catch […]