Slight not what’s near while aiming at what’s far

I know someone who feels guilty when he spends a good part of the day sitting on a park bench, soaking in the world of nature. He’s equally uncomfortable about lying in bed for several hours while listening to classical music. Even when engaging in small talk with friends he’s embarrassed. How can one feel guilty about enjoying life? Well, …

How can we design life for ourselves?

Life is not something to be lived through; it is something to be lived up to (William G. Jordan) A reader asks, “1. What is the exact purpose of life? I know you have written a couple of articles, but I fail to understand why we have been sent. We come and live our life. Try to set some good …

You are not yet what you were meant to be

After opening this newsletter and scanning this article, what is the first question that comes to your mind? Perhaps it is “What is the point or purpose of the article?” When chatting with friends, we often wonder what point they’re trying to make. Yet, we sometimes neglect the most important point of all; mainly the point of our lives, or …

A misty morning does not mean a cloudy day

Are dark clouds looming over your life? If so, it doesn’t necessarily follow that a storm is approaching. However, even if today were to be your darkest day, the tempest will pass if you wait it out. That’s why you must keep the flame of hope burning in your heart. Storms may rage, but don’t let them extinguish hope. What …

Great hopes make great men and women

One of our greatest gifts is HOPE, for with it, all things are possible. Without it, nothing is possible. The survival of Nelson Mandela and Ingrid Betancourt (recently rescued from FARC captivity) are dramatic examples of the power of hope. Despite their ordeals, both nurtured hope in their hearts, and in return hope sustained them. Hope is a decision or …