Contemplations

Apropos Guru

The idea of a guru has been a constant in my life to as far back as I can remember. But as it is with most material desires, I hope I have come to a final understanding of what a guru really is. I have touched upon this a bit in one of my previous… Continue reading Apropos Guru

Contemplations

Apropos Love

The Greeks had eight different definitions for love, and yet this remains the most complicated human emotion. Today, science can point to the exact location of the brain that triggers the neurons when these feelings arise. Love has the potential to survive, however, how we experience and define love, can change and mature over time.… Continue reading Apropos Love

Contemplations

Apropos Death

Trigger Warning: Suicide, death, mental health; please close the page and do not read further if you are dealing with any of these issues. Death, a term that evokes fear, has held a curiosity for me from a very young age. It was never the morbid but a romanticised version of death. During my adolescent… Continue reading Apropos Death

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Contemplations

Affirmations and Toxic Positivity

Affirmations have been used for years as a tool for invoking positivity and kindness for self. However, I have only ever had a “hate" relationship with this word. Somehow, affirmations have never quite resonated with me and I have always felt them as hollow words even when I have earnestly tried to imbibe them as… Continue reading Affirmations and Toxic Positivity

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Contemplations

Kill The Buddha

The renowned haiku master from the land of the rising sun – Basho – once said “Kill the Buddha ~ do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise; seek what they sought”. There seems to be a great amount of wisdom in these words. I think he was onto something when he… Continue reading Kill The Buddha