~A New Earth~


Who are we?

What do we want to become?

How do we define success?

What is our true purpose in life?

How is our ego and inner critic intercept the path that we are destined to follow?

Today, as I was reading my favourite book “A New Earth” by Eckhart Tolle I discovered answers to all these questions. A truly revolutionary and eye-opening book that unearths the secrets of human kind and helps people get in touch with their inner self, their spirituality, and is a cornerstone for self-improvement.

It is a book worth reading as it consists of shattering modern ideas of ego and entitlement, self and society. “Tolle lifts the veil of fear that has hung over humanity during this new millennium, and illuminates a path to health and happiness that every reader can follow”.

That is why I am writing today. To share with all of you a few of these words of wisdom that are truly worth your time.

A Dialogue On Inner Purpose:  

“When you look upon what you do or where you are as the main purpose of your life, you negate time. This is enormously empowering. The negation of time in what you do also provides the link between your inner and outer purposes, between Being and doing. When you negate time, you negate the ego.

Whatever you do, you will be doing extraordinarily well, because the doing itself becomes the focal point of your attention. Your doing then becomes a channel through which consciousness enters this world. This means there is quality in what you do, even in the most simple action, like turning the pages in the phone book, or walking across the room. The main purpose for turning the pages is to turn the pages; the secondary purpose is to find a phone number. The main purpose of walking across the room is to walk across the room; the secondary purpose is to pick up a book at the other end, and the moment you pick up the book, that becomes your main purpose.

There is a paradox of time. Whatever you do takes time, and yet it is always now. So while your inner purpose is to negate time, your outer purpose necessarily involves future and so could not exist without time. But it is always secondary. Whenever you become anxious or stressed, outer purpose has taken over, and you lost sight of your inner purpose. You have forgotten that your state of consciousness is primary, all else secondary.

Would living like this not stop me from looking to achieve something great? My fear is that I will remain stuck with doing little things for the rest of my life. I’m afraid of never arising above mediocrity, never daring to achieve anything great, not fulfilling my potential. 

The great arises out of small things that are honoured and cared for. Everybody’s life consists of small things. Greatness is a mental abstraction and a favourite fantasy of the ego. The paradox is that the foundation for greatness is honouring the small things of the present moment instead of pursuing the idea of greatness. The present moment is always small in the sense that it is always simple, but concealed within it lies the greatest power. Like the atom, it is one of the smallest things yet contains enormous power. Only when you align yourself with the present moment do you have access to that power…

Would complete harmony with the present moment not imply the cessation of all movement? Doesn’t the existence of any goal imply that there is a temporary disruption in that harmony with the present moment and perhaps a reestablishment of harmony at a higher level once the goal has been attained? I imagine that the sapling (a young tree) that pushes its way through the soil can’t be in total harmony with the present moment either because it has a goal: it wants to become a big tree. Maybe once it has reached maturity it will live in harmony with the present moment.  

The sapling doesn’t want anything because it is at one with the totality, and the totality acts through it. “Look at the lilies of the field, how they grow” said Jesus, “they toil not, neither do they spin. Yet even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these”. We could say that the totality-Life-wants the sapling to become a tree, but the sapling doesn’t see itself as separate from life and so wants nothing for itself. It is one with what Life wants. That is why it isn’t worried or stressed. And if it has to die prematurely, it dies with ease. It is as surrendered in death as it is in life. It senses, no matter how obscurely, its rootedness in Being, the formless and eternal one Life.

Like the Taoist sages of ancient China, Jesus likes to draw our attention to nature because he sees a power at work in it that humans have lost touch with. It is the creative power of the universe. Jesus goes on to say that if God clothes simples flowers in such beauty, how much more will God clothe you. That is to say, that while nature is a beautiful expression of the evolutionary impulse of the universe, when humans become aligned with the intelligence that underlies it, they will express the same impulse on a higher, more wondrous level.

So be true to life by being true to your inner purpose. As you become present and thereby total in what you do, your actions become charged with spiritual power”.

With love,






~Expect The Unexpected~ (2 min read)


For most of us, life does not always go as planned. Even though some people may have a five year plan, things change at a point when we least expect it. But fear not. Because everything that happens to us, it always happens for a reason. For some it might be good changes and for others it could be bad. But whatever unpleasant situation life throws at us, we must face it with courage, patience, positivity and humour. There is always light at the end of the tunnel.

Life is unexpected, and it does not care who you are or where you come from . For those Rocky funs out there, the beloved Sylvester Stallone rightly said to his son when he was blaming the world for his shortcomings:

“…and you grew up good and wonderful. It was great just watching you, every day was like a privilege. Then the time came for you to be your own man and take on the world, and you did. But somewhere along the line, you changed. You stopped being you. You let people stick a finger in your face and tell you you’re no good. And when things got hard, you started looking for something to blame, like a big shadow.

Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done!

Now if you know what you’re worth then go out and get what you’re worth. But ya gotta be willing to take the hits, and not pointing fingers saying you ain’t where you wanna be because of him, or her, or anybody! Cowards do that and that ain’t you! You’re better than that!

I’m always gonna love you no matter what. No matter what happens. You’re my son and you’re my blood. You’re the best thing in my life. But until you start believing in yourself, ya ain’t gonna have a life”.

Wise words and teachings that all of us should remember. Time is a powerful thing and if you have the patience to take life step by step, believe in yourself enough to reach your full potential, you have a promising future ahead. You shall reach the end of that ladder and you will get to admire the view from the top.

Why reach the sky when there are footprints on the moon? All you need is time.

With love,



~Saying Goodbye~



We all live with this question in our heads. Why? Why did God take away and deprive me of the people I love the most?

Why did cancer once again win the war and take the life of a precious person, so dear to my heart? At first all we think is, this was not meant to end like this, this is neither a fair ending, nor a fair fight. The thoughts and whys flooding our minds, not ready to say goodbye, hitting your head against the wall thinking how you could have spend more time with them. But at the end of the day, they knew. They knew you loved them, they knew you did your best and did not complain. They were just happy to see you and when they did, a smile that reached the heavens, a heart pumped with happiness, and eyes glowing like the sun, as they discovered that you are doing well in life. Our life, our happiness kept them alive and with zeal they anticipated the next time they lay eyes on us, just so they can live to see the light of day.

Saying goodbye is not easy, and grief is part of death. But when was death not a part of our lives? No one can escape this vicious cycle. We are born and brought in this earth to do great things, live to be remembered and perish. How we choose to deal with a grieving situation however, is what makes it somewhat easier.

Your loved ones are no longer in pain, they no longer have to try to keep their breath alive. Their souls are now pain free and rested and want you to remember them for all the happy moments you spent together. Cherish those memories with your loved ones as these are what make us human, and trigger a plethora of emotions. Keep their memory alive and always remember, there is never a wrong time to say ‘I Love You’ while they are living.

Just like this poem says:

Those special memories of you will always bring a smile,

If only i could have you back for just a little while

Then we could sit and talk again just like we used to do

You always meant so very much and always will do too.

The fact that you’re no longer here, will always cause me pain

But you’re forever in my heart until we meet again.

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~A letter to your 10 year old self~


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‘Ten’. A number that represents more than just a child’s age. It represents its innocence, its kindness, its genuine love for the small joys in life and the two years before it hits puberty and turns into a rebellious teenager.

When the child is little people keep asking, ‘ what do you want to be when you grow up?’ And the child says: ‘I want to become a fireman, a policeman, a train driver, an actor, a surfer, a footballer, a singer’. But what if the question does not just have one answer? What if all you want to be in life is happy?

‘Happiness’. Another word with a million meanings, as each of us interpret it differently. Each of us want and need different things to make us happy. We live in an era where for many, happiness has taken a material form. An iPhone, an iPad, an expensive…

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~A letter to your 10 year old self~



‘Ten’. A number that represents more than just a child’s age. It represents its innocence, its kindness, its genuine love for the small joys in life and the two years before it hits puberty and turns into a rebellious teenager.

When the child is little people keep asking, ‘ what do you want to be when you grow up?’ And the child says: ‘I want to become a fireman, a policeman, a train driver, an actor, a surfer, a footballer, a singer’. But what if the question does not just have one answer? What if all you want to be in life is happy?

‘Happiness’. Another word with a million meanings, as each of us interpret it differently. Each of us want and need different things to make us happy. We live in an era where for many, happiness has taken a material form. An iPhone, an iPad, an expensive car, a big screen TV. Material things that once depreciated and used to their maximum potential will be replaced with new and more expensive items. At the end of the day this kind of happiness is only temporary.

Dig deeper into your soul, and perhaps you will be suprised by what you might discover. Close your eyes, take a deep breath and remember. Remember what used to make you happy when you were little. Was it love, family, caring, giving? Whatever memory that is, does it make you feel perpertually happy? If yes, hold on to it, keep it, treasure it and whenever you seem to take a different path just close your eyes once more and try to feel it again.

What would your ten year old self say to you if he/she saw you? Would he/she be proud? Have you accomplished all that you truly wanted? Do you see the beauty in everything? Do you have a roof, food, water, enough clothes and whatever else you need to make you happy? And most of all, are you proud of the person you have become? If the answer to all these is yes, then once you open your eyes you will feel a serenity, a calmness and happiness you have never felt before.

This is what I see. When I take a walk I love seeing people smile, an old couple holding hands and acting like teenagers, I love walking through the medows and just laying there in the refreshing green grass below a tree that is 100 years old that is giving me a cooling shade. I love picking up flowers and bringing them home. Suddenly, I feel happy and more appreciative of what I have. I love what I strive to become and the hussle I put into my effort. And most importantly, I am proud of the person I have become.

The path to true happiness is hard, challenging, cruel and you will come across many setbacks. However, do not confuse your path with your destination. Just because it’s stormy now does not mean you are not headed for sunshine.

It is never too late to take the path of self-discovery, to change your thinking, to put love into your life whatever form that may be and most importantly, to continue learning every day. The admirable traveller Allan Rufus once said:

“Life is like a sandwich!
Birth as one slice,
and death as the other.
What you put in-between
the slices is up to you.
Is your sandwich tasty or sour?

With love,



~Switch Off and Recharge~


Each individual has different expectations from life. Whether that would be owning valuable assets, being rich, have a high status job or making even more money, all these have become such an important part of our stressful everyday routine that we forget one thing. And that is, switching off. Recharging your batteries for a few days and visiting someplace where the Wi-Fi is weak and the beauty of your surroundings is more powerful and alluring than ever before.

Like my mother always says, ‘I’d rather have a bunch of stamps in my passport than a house full of stuff that I will never quite use’. Travelling makes one forget, discover new cultures, appreciate what life has to offer, admire the divine wonders our planet earth possesses and combine everything into one big melting pot.

I have recently visited Crete (Greece) where the culture is rich, the traditional Greek food is mouth-watering and the people are warm and welcoming. When driving through Crete’s roads what I witnessed was beyond beautiful. Words cannot begin to describe the captivating views from the mountains, the dazzling blue of the sky and sea and the refreshing shade from the trees that exuded a cooling sensation amidst the warm weather. Everyday was a different day, a different beach, a different place but the same feeling of being surrounded by this luscious and golden sand that run smoothly through my fingers and allowed me to enjoy the simple pleasures that life has to offer.

Suddenly, I was in a state of sweet serenity, tranquillity and happiness that only travelling can create. I felt mentally and physically ready to return to my everyday life, equipped with new experiences, new stories to share and recharged batteries.

So the moral of the story is what Mark Twain once said, ‘twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover’.

Live your life before it is too late, stop worrying and love like there is no tomorrow.19718795_1427381517348933_1211116354_o~Picture: Seitan Limania, Crete Greece~