Resilience — Never Give Up

Some of you may be familiar with the story of Robert the Bruce, a great Scottish king, and the spider that inspired him to keep going in his battles against the English king, who wished to make Scotland part of his territories. Six times he led his army against a much...

Diwali — The Flames of Faith and Hope

As this year, which has been a dark and difficult one for so many people all over the world, draws to a close, I believe Diwali, the five day Festival of Lights, is a welcome time to reflect on the truth that no matter how dark the night, light always follows. The...

Life is a Game of Snakes and Ladders

Those who know me will have heard me say many times that life is a game of snakes of ladders. Before I explain what I mean by this, did you know the board game has its origins in India? It was called Gyan Chauper, and was designed by a young 13th century saint, Sant...

Let Go — Jump into Life!

I came across a short story I had not heard for a long time, and it reminded me of how much people hold onto situations, emotions, burdens that don’t help them to live a happy, fulfilled life. The story goes like this: Two celibate monks were on their way back to...