Advice, Inspiration, Love

A Birds Eye-view

We all have opinions with respect to what happens in our lives and all around us. These opinions are intensified depending on our experiences in various situations and how it impacts on us. There are also those individuals who are extremely opinionated even with regards to things which have no bearing on their lives at all. In some instances the very same people end up changing their minds when they find themselves facing different circumstances.Offended Opinion

I do believe that we are all entitled to our own opinions. This is a basic right. The lines do however get blurred when you start to impose your opinions on others. When it comes to guardianship, I do hope that you teach with an open mind.

Many of the social problems we are faced with today stem from closed mindedness. Why do people feel so compelled to have singularity in the world? The whole attitude of “this is the only way” or “my way is the right way” is problematic to say the least. Who are we to judge? Clearly you have to ask yourself one simple question: “What is the harm in it if it does not cause any harm?” This is in respect to race, religion, politics, social standing, sexual orientation and any other contentious issues.Inter-racial Colour-coordinated

How do you feel about inter-racial and inter-religious relationships; that whole idea of making sure that your religious heritage is not tainted or the protection of your race purity? This notion is often passed on from your parents or instilled by your community. Should you find yourself falling for someone outside of your race, religion or class, you will definitely be faced with many challenges. Like finding yourself in the precarious situation of questioning all that you thought to be true your entire life. How do you go about explaining or even defending yourself against the values you were made to believe to be righteous and necessary? I think the hardest of all would be when your sexual orientation is deemed as deviant. The whole coming to terms with who are and where Black & White Heart Handsyou find yourself is the most difficult. The shame of it all comes into play irrespective of which of these circumstances befall you.

What about abortion? You may be pro-life and judge all who have committed, in your opinion, this heinous act, but should you or someone dear to you be with child from say a rape, you could be of a different view point about carrying the child to term. Yes, you may say that she could give him/her up for adoption, but what about the psychological trauma that this women or girl must endure for the 9 months or even her entire life should she choose to rear the child. Would you consider that to be fair? Surely allowances need to be made and even if that’s not the case and someone feels the need to terminate their pregnancy, shouldn’t it be their choice? The person will have to live with their decision. It really is none of your business if it does not impact your life directly. So why do people then feel entitled to have a say?Pretty Birds Flying

Politics and religion have always been so intertwined. People feeling that they need to pick a side. “We are righteous and you are not”, the judgement of it all. That in itself is hypocritical because most religious teachings preach that we should not judge. Some people choose to take certain scriptures out of context or read far too literally into them because it is all a matter of interpretation. Unfortunately our world is filled with fundamentalist who fuel extremism, but I do believe that this cannot be what the majority of humankind is advocating for.

Does there have to be a right and a wrong? Why do people feel so uncomfortable with change and difference? How about RESPECTING everyone’s opinions and finding a compromise? There is such resistance to shifting ones’ viewpoint, but we all need to learn to step away from emotional situations and rise above them with empathy. Try visualizing yourself in the other persons’ shoes to better understand their point of view.

Hurtful BirdsImagine a world where people only got involved when an integral transgression is taking or took place. What camaraderie there would be, all fighting for the good of humanity as a whole; so none of those monolithic beliefs but only one of inclusivity.

The vision of people assisting one another instead of breaking each other down must be the most beautiful sight to behold; one where everyone is working towards the common goal of peace and prosperity, all trying to eradicate hurt, harm, conflict and despair.

Now that is a world I’d be proud to live in!

Earth Between Hands

Please help to create that world? 

All it takes is one person at a time espousing for it. Don’t try to change people’s minds. That will only spark arguments and fuel the fire of resistance to inclusion. Rather do so by making a subtle statement. If you encounter hostility, just say that it’s something you wish for. No-one can fight a wish. If that does not work, then change the subject. Just know that you put it out there. You planted the seed and that’s all that matters. Be sure to shed some light on this notion, should the chance arise. This will assist the idea to germinate and hopefully in time to come, there will be way more knowledgeable and broadminded people, too many to count, shading everyone from the hatred that now plagues our world.

Cute Bird FlyingWouldn’t it be grand if the BIRDS’ EYE-VIEW, when surveying our world, is one filled with love and compassion for our fellowman, where we all accept and embrace one-another every chance we get?

Fact :

Muddy HippoEmerging from mud baths, hippopotamus, will with a swirl of their tail, fling a mixture of their own urine and feces at each other as an act of humiliation as well as to mark their territory.

Jumping RainbowAffirmation :

I live in a world of love and acceptance!

Quote :
No One Is Born Hating - Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela “Tata Madiba”

Inspiration :

Wrapped Up In You
by Carole Matthews
Genre : Drama/Romance Novel

The Big Sick
Time : 2 hrs
Genre : Drama/Romance


From A Distance by Bette Midler

Advice, Personal Growth, Self-love

Me, Myself and I

Love MeWe hear and read so much about the importance of ‘self-love‘. The same can be said of ‘selflessness‘. Unfortunately the one often comes at the expense of the other.

Why do most of us struggle to find a balance?


Most of us have “helping others” down to a tee, but need help in the helping yourself ” department.

We perceive it more rewarding to do for others than for ourselves. This mindset can lead to feelings of guilt when you consider doing something nice for yourself.

It’s important to know that we all need a break, that we deserve a break and that a break is essential to our well being. Your break-time doesn’t need to cost you a fortune or be too time consuming. You’ll be amazed at how revitalizing & invigorating some of the simplest things can be.


When we think of the word compassion, most of us will consider it in the context of feeling it for someone else or having it for someone else… but what about ourselves?

Don’t you deserve the same for yourself, from yourself?

Practice Self-Compassion

Often we fail to realise that by not seeing to our own well-being first, we are in fact doing an injustice to all.Wake Up

It’s really quite simple; when you are emotionally and physically “good”, you improve your capability of doing “good” for yourself and others.


Fact:Hovering Butterfly

A butterfly cannot survive on nectar alone and occasionally sips from mud puddles, i.e. puddling.

Affirmation:Sparkling Heart

I love myself, I approve of myself and I accept myself exactly as I am!



Eat, Pray, Love

by Elizabeth Gilbert

Genre: Memoir

Eat Pray Love - Book


Eat, Pray, Love

Time: 140 min

Genre: Drama/Romance

Eat Pray Love - Movie


Greatest Love Of All by Whitney Houston

Advice, Inspiration, Motivation, Personal Growth, Starting Over

Restart the Rest of Your Life Today

When you’ve been going through a rough patch or having a not so good life experience, people will often tell you that today or tomorrow is the “first day of the rest of your life”. I quite like the thought of that because you can now rethink and DECIDE on the type of life you really want to be living…Decide Your Life

Obviously there are some who may consider this notion absolutely ludicrous,

The 1st Day of your Life

but I implore you…  Please bear in mind that this thought  may be just what is needed to encourage a person to still have hope for tomorrow.

None the less, for all the cynics out there, who may take this notion all too literally, this cartoon clip is especially for you.

Now, back to the people who are on board with the topic at hand. It’s all well and good believing in the concept but how do you put it into practice?

What exactly are you to do? Get MAD? Get SAD? I say do whatever the hell you need to so that you are able to move on. I wouldn’t personally advocate Getting EVEN as this may be counterproductive and hold you back!

YOU ARE ALLOWED TO REMEMBER YOUR PAST!!! Whether it’s to commemorate or commiserate. Just don’t get stuck there!


Your past experiences and thoughts help make you who you are, but that’s NOT all who you are. You are your potential, your dreams, your aspirations! And so much more…

Self Love

Everyone deserves a RENEWED lease on life or a fresh start from a bad past.

So my advice is to take the pressure and difficult situations in your life as best you can all the while remembering that from these experiences something beautiful will emerge… you only stronger and wiser!

Fact :Diamond jif

A diamond is basically compressed dirt put under immense heat & pressure.

Affirmation :Smiley Sun

I am worthy of the very best that life has to offer!

Inspiration :

The Pursuit of Happyness
by Chris Gardner
Genre: Biography

The Pursuit of Happyness
Time: 145 min
Genre: Drama

Firework by Katy Perry