When I went to see a movie in a cinema today, there was a brand campaign by an Australian (health) insurance company (bupa) that has a tagline “Life is a gift. Take care of it.”, and this inspired me to write something along this topic. Human birth is precious – because it takes a lot … More Life is a gift
Not long ago I was on the phone with my friend’s mum. My friend recently died unexpectedly and her mum was still grieving and telling me the story of how she died. I could feel her pain in her voice – I couldn’t comfort her, but I could only be there for her. I hope … More The Ghost Of You
Relationships play a big part in our life. The online dating industry is valued to be worth $2.5 billion in the US / more than $120 million in Australia. It equates to one out of every five 18-40 years old having used an app or online. I can’t help but ponder that a lot of … More 5 Wrong Reasons To Be In A Relationship
Fear is something so common that everyone has experienced in their lives regardless of their circumstances. In fact, it’s part of instinctive survival mechanism humans and other animals have. However, most of us now live in a condition where we feel relatively safe; we aren’t hunted by other humans for food. Yet, this state of … More The Antidote to Fear
If you’ve known how your future will unfold and the outcome won’t be as what you’d think as a happy ending, would you still go on? … More Will you still go ahead despite the certainty of misery ahead?
There is a story from Ajahn Brahm when he was asked by a devotee a question, and they wanted a quick answer from him. They said “Ajahn Brahm, I don’t have a lot of time, so can you give me a short teaching about what the Buddha taught?”. Ajahn Brahm being a quick thinker answered … More A lesson I learnt from my healing journey
People in some countries celebrated Father’s Day last weekend. So this blog is for my beloved dad, whom I have so much love and gratitude to. My dad doesn’t talk much – he only talks more to people whom he feels comfortable with, and even that he listens more than speaks. He doesn’t talk much … More My Beloved Dad
(This is just my random rant… so sorry if it bores you) Recently I had a reunion with my old uni friends. It’s no surprise, thanks to our demographics, that most of people there were either married or had/were expecting kid(s). One friend then was trying to suggest me with someone, as obviously I was … More Being Single
“What counts is not the enormity of the task, but the size of the courage” Matthieu Ricard A lot of our decisions or indecision in life are governed by fear. I’m not talking about instinctive/survival fear that we feel when we are faced with life or death situation. I’m talking about daily life fear – … More Befriending Fear
Mindfulness is a buzzword these days, thanks to some great Buddhists like Jon Kabat-Zinn, to name one, who have popularised it in the secular world. I’ve been in Buddhist circle for more than a decade and I could see the surge in people’s interest in mindfulness meditation. One common way people describe mindfulness is it’s … More Mindfulness – Just Watch?