Every one of us has wounds and weaknesses. The often unfortunate side-effect is that we get beaten down as a result; we become weak to function on a personal level. While we allow such consequentiality, American Philosopher Bertrand Russell introduces a different perspective. He says: Gradually I learned to be indifferent to myself and my … Continue reading Happiness
We are not a society that discusses much on the value of grief and death. We are ‘ascenders’; we constantly seek to elevate ourselves amongst the masses, and proudly define ourselves as superior in our own ways. We want to feel good in our identities - Who doesn’t? To act as a beacon of light, … Continue reading The Necessity of Mourning
We are taught to value progress. The question to ask is: What does one sacrifice in the pursuit of progress? A shift in perspective replaces ungratefulness and dishonour with appreciation and respect with what life has to offer.
This is a fascinating parable by Lao Tzu that exposes the human condition, specifically how mankind has been dealing with his shadows (i.e. insecurities, deficiencies). It is expounded by Osho in his book: Intimacy.