3 simple truths on the path of intentional solitude

The Call to Freedom from Ourselves I’ve struggled to write about my UK trip earlier this year. Not because it wasn’t memorable or noteworthy. Quite the contrary. The trip turned out to be a key marker of my 3-month sabbatical from work, and a major milestone on my journey towards uncovering my purpose, healing and…

Integrating the many versions of self

It’s been a while. While work has been hectic the last six weeks, I am beginning to understand the purpose of where I am at this point in my life, and how each experience I have been through has brought me here. Whereas previously on this journey I struggled with fully accepting myself and my…

On growth, guilt and escapism

I remember about a year ago during one of my monthly sessions with Lance at Kingsmead, that we broached on the topic of relationships across seasons. Back then I was struggling with a transition between seasons. I had just come off the back of a full year of spiritual highs and consolations. And no, my…

Our true worth

A video that was played on Friday night during the session with 1 Peter community has stuck with me over the weekend. Titled “The Wild Goose”, it is part of a series with this particular segment talking specifically about our true worth. The part that struck me the most was a beautiful analogy of each of our lives…

Dropping the act to find ourselves

Let’s not lie to ourselves. We live in a world that opposes authentic living, and one that regularly asks questions of the true value of authenticity. If living authentically was that easy, everyone would be doing it. Yet we constantly see the opposite at work in our daily lives. We work in workplaces that tell us…

We are called to be real, not perfect

I once held the mistaken belief that I had to strive to be the best in everything before I am able to receive love, or be seen as likeable. I bought into the idea that my life must be as flawless as possible – without stain or blemish, in order for those around me to accept me….

Love and freedom

“You must love in such a way that the person you love feels free.” – Thich Nhat Hanh In the latest Disney blockbuster ‘Beauty and the Beast’, we glean unique insights into what it really means to love. About what love is, and what it isn’t. Without making this a spoiler, it suffices to say…

You do not complete me

Ah, Valentine’s day. Love is in the air. Artfully dodging through giddy young couples on the streets and swiping through sadistic 9gag forever alone memes on social media, I turn my thoughts to the topic of the day. Having once been a hopeless romantic myself, I used to buy into the idea of ideal love….

Uncovering the greatness in us

“The purpose of this glorious life is not to simply endure it, but to soar, stumble and flourish as you learn to fall in love with existence. We were born to live my dear, not merely exist.” – Becca Lee Someone once told me that our life journey is less about reaching a destination than…

Be still and know that I am Love

I Am the true freedom you seek. I carry no expectations. I Am not a transaction. I Am freely given. I do not seek to control or to possess. Nothing you ever do or fail to do will make me love you less. I will never change you into lesser of who you are. I…

12 highlights of my Vietnam trip

And so my much anticipated trip has finally come to an end. It was a much needed respite after a crazy few months at work, and this short week in the beautiful country up north has been one that was well spent, bringing about a fair share of pleasant surprises. Not every thing went according to plan…