Discovering My Purpose

So often life just feels like a series of random days and events that come and go one after the other with no meaning and no purpose. Good follows bad and bad follows good, and most often, it seems, bad just follows bad, making life seem like a total mess of nothingness! Is this how

Living Beyond Success

I often wonder if we have totally missed the point in our lives. As I look around me, it would seem that we have changed our focus from family to fame, from purpose to prestige, from meaning to madness. Most of us are chasing a strange animal in life: SUCCESS. But when I ask what

Choose To Live!

Life is like a road. There are long and short roads; smooth and rocky roads; crooked and straight paths. In our life many roads would come our way as we journey through life. There are roads that lead to a life of single blessedness, marriage, and religious vocation. There are also roads that lead to

Identify Yourself!

I was stopped recently at a road block in my neighbourhood, and the police officer who came to my car window demanded my driver’s licence as proof that I was in fact who I said I was. During the rest of the car trip that day, I couldn’t stop thinking about who I was! The

Dream – Plan – Act – Achieve!

I remember as a child spending hours dreaming and pretending. In fact, a lot of our time as children was spent dreaming and pretending. Growing up in a poor mining community in the 60’s and 70’s meant that most of our games together with my brothers and sister involved a lot of pretending and make-believe.

Knowing What’s Important

Every day I come into contact with people who seem to be on a fast track to nowhere. Their ultimate goal is to accumulate as much wealth, the latest gadgets, the newest and biggest electronics, the flashiest car, experience the most thrilling holiday. But, at the end of it all, those same people say to

In Praise of Slow Living

Living in a fast-paced world has its benefits. Technology has allowed us to speed up how we do things. Fast food (food chains, microwave dinners) have enabled us to eat ‘on the fly’. Smart phones have even allowed us to conduct our relationships via email, text messages and video clips. And yet, when I sit

Making Sense of Living

Have you ever felt that you seem to be drowning in the ‘stuff’ of your life? There just seems to be so much that demands your attention, so many things that need to be done, things that are so urgent that they just cannot wait. I have just had a weekend like that. Friday was