Meaning: thankful is to express gratitude and relief. I share this piece today to remind you that there is so much to be thankful for in life. Remember never to take for granted the intangible joys of life. Surround yourself by positive inspiration and maintain a habit of gratefulness. Be Thankful for opportunities you have, embrace them without fear. Without opportunities you are not able to prove yourself and your worth and you are not able to demonstrate your abilities. Imagine if you never get a job interview, imagine if you never allowed to speak, imagine if you can […]
The air in Rishikesh is filled with an oxygenated spiritual charge. It is known as the yoga capital of the world. Situated in the Uttarakhand District, North of India, in the foothills of the majestic Himalayan mountains, Rishikesh is home to numerous ashrams, temples and yoga centres. Getting there… You can arrive by car from New Delhi, take a train to Haridwar and taxi to Rishikesh or fly into Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun. No matter which mode of transport you choose, on entering the beautiful city, you are met by the majestic Ganges river. This holy river meanders its way […]
This Dis-Ease, the lack of ease. The dis-ease of busy! Now how often do you hear this, over and over and from the same people around you? I am so busy! “How is work?” It is sooo busy! “How was the weekend?” I had to take the kids for their respective classes, cook, clean, get ready for dinner with friends……it was so busy! Its manic, it’s chaotic, its pandemonium! Does saying that you are busy sound cool? Does it sound exhausting? Is it supposed to have a negative connotation? Is having a full weekend a bad thing? In my view, […]
Before the gun triggered, we all sang to the National Anthem of South Africa. Here was an emotional point, I recalled making my resolution to run the OMTOM as my first half marathon, I flew to Cape Town and here I was at the start line. It was a feeling of accomplishment before I started, mostly because I worked hard at what I wanted and to that point I kept my promise to myself.
I arrived in India a few days ago and as always, India is a beautiful paradox. The beautiful temples amongst the dreaded pollution, the smelly streets in contrast with the aromatic flavored foods, the absolute methodical madness to the traffic amongst the jaywalking people and the holy cows! The extremely poor amongst the wealthy. A huge part of my heart lies in India. Maybe because I am Indian (South African Indian), maybe it is a past birth affinity, so many unknowns and as I always say “something’s don’t need an explanation”. All I know is that I have a huge […]