As the word comes to mind, one may believe that its definition is intrinsically correlated with the association of a peer. And yet, the importance of the term also happens to be strikingly linked to the Self.
When all has vanished, all we seem to be able to hold on to is the past. For, in the foregone moments lies the hope of forthcoming bright times.
“I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.”Brené Brown It all started when news report, worldwide, starting mentioning the words ‘social distancing’. However substantially, first and foremost with … Continue reading On Affability
It seems to be the circle of life: falling down and getting up. We get stuck and, if we are lucky enough, we embark on attempts to escape the rut. We may be led to more colorful times and unexpectedly comes the downfall. Once again, we are lacking directions. We feel trapped in a maze … Continue reading On Lostness
‘Cease chasing it and it will come to you naturally’ is a commonplace widely spread nowadays. Indeed, in recent decades, society has contributed to the emergence of the idea that the ‘chase’ is an obstructive action, close to a sinful one. One shall not chase a person or a job position to optimize their chances … Continue reading On Commitment
Isn't it human, after all, to simply choose to focus on the good rather than the bad?
Courage isn’t the absence of fear. Courage is feeling the fear and stepping out anyway. What is that makes one brave? Many define bravery as a trait that seems to be only perceivable from the outside. It is as though when one turns inwards there is no way he could think of it.It is as … Continue reading On Bravery
‘There is no real joy without suffering’, academician, writer and poet François Cheng proclaimed. ‘The writer has to bear all the world’s misery on his shoulders in order to transform it, transfigure it into light’, he continued. This is the greatest gift of the writer, as he emphasized in his discourse. Indeed, one has to … Continue reading On Suffering
"For it is in giving that we receive."St. Francis of Assisi Guidance and assistance are the most precious of human gifts. As one oftentimes finds him or herself entangled in a web of troubles, having known hardship and struggles, lived through untold obstacles, one learns the importance of giving. For without the caring help of … Continue reading On Giving
"Is it possible that existence is our exile and nothingness our home?"Emil Cioran In a recent interview on French television, author Velibor Čolić offered the audience his entrancing interpretation of exile as follows: ‘I did not come, I stayed ; exile is more about staying than leaving’. Indeed, we leave as emigrants but we stay … Continue reading On Exile