Category Archives: wit & wisdom

slicing away at the unhealthy qualities, from shyness and lack of confidence to…

Extracted from The Red Book by Sera Beak When I first encountered the fierce Hindu goddess Kali by way of a vibrant poster that one of my professors had pinned up on the blackboard, I was immediately hit by a … Continue reading

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Elusive

Very much like the perfect handbag, happiness is seemingly elusive. The search is ongoing. There just is no singular bag which halts the process. Perhaps then, its the path and not the goal? Sometimes, a poem sums it all up … Continue reading

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Sound

Rustling leaves and the first raindrops on a zinc roof * The musician may sing to you of the rhythm which is in all space, but he cannot give you the ear which arrests the rhythm nor the voice that … Continue reading

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Manipulation

Some people do things the straight way. Some people do things the manipulative way, effectively taking short-cuts in life. I’ve always thought the latter manner requires compromises of integrity and even conscience. * When asked what he thought of books … Continue reading

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What matters? Attitude.

You’re relentlessly positive. You can visualize complex projects and imagine alternative possible outcomes. It’s one thing to talk about thinking outside the box, it’s quite another to have a long history of doing it successfully. You can ride a unicycle, … Continue reading

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The man’s got it down pat. Absolutely.

Question: If you were offered to one of your dream come true, what would you prefer? Paulo Coelho: I don’t like to think of “being offered” a dream. I’ve learnt that this is a pointless fantasy. Reality is rather on … Continue reading

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Content vs Complacent

“Restlessness and discontent are the first necessities of progress” – Thomas A. Edison

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