Monthly Archives: April 2013

How Honest Are We Really?

How many times do you greet someone without really wanting to? I do it all the time, and it is usually followed by the mandatory, “How are you?”. Then in response, “I’m good, how are you?”, and so on. To cut to the point, I find this shallow and pretentious. Why do we tell people […]

Meditating Throughout the Day

I have read a number of spiritual books, and there is a common theme in all of them- meditation in action. Now while they don’t all use that phrase, I will use it for the sake of convenience. What I am getting at is that I am a hypocrite if I meditate for half an […]

Video of Kidnapping in Malaysia

Callie and Monique relive their traumatic experience.

Couple Kidnapped In Malaysia

A Survivor Tells Their Life-Changing Story On 23 April 2000, while diving in the warm waters of Sipadan (the only oceanic island of Malaysia), Callie and Monique Strydom were captured and taken hostage for ransom. “We were kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf – a rebel group aligned with Al Qaeda. In total 21 hostages were taken […]

Life as a Dance

Everyone has at one point or another asked themselves what the meaning to life is. Alan Watts, one of the most famous philosophers of the 20th century, addressed this question by making an analogy. To paraphrase, he compared life to a dance. A dancer doesn’t aim to reach a particular place on the floor; the […]

The Way of Vegetarianism

Originally posted on A Meditative Life :
“The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated”. These are the words of Mahatma Gandhi. As a saint that was of tremendous influence in the world, this quote should not be taken lightly. And by that I mean it is wise to…

The Way of Vegetarianism

“The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated”. These are the words of Mahatma Gandhi. As a saint that was of tremendous influence in the world, this quote should not be taken lightly. And by that I mean it is wise to listen and act according to the […]