Coping with troubles

Coping with troubles

“Nobody knows the troubles I’ve seen”. This is the title of a well known traditional song. It rings truthfully, because experiences of suffering, trials and tribulations are personal. Others may witness acts of injustice or cruelty, but each individual deals with the...
Focusing on imprints

Focusing on imprints

Experts often refer to imprints that are passed on through generations. In many cases, they focus on unresolved patterns, but it is likely that our forbears also give us attributes that we should aim to raise to new heights. Identifying these traits is not always...
Free flowing water

Free flowing water

We share heritages, but our back stories are not identical. At one point in time, we walked on the same path and through similar corridors. A lot of water has flowed under the bridge since then. In the interim, we have become global citizens, in the sense of being...
Monitoring group dynamics

Monitoring group dynamics

When the group dynamics in a situation are not functioning well, the dysfunctional energy becomes hard for sensitive souls to bear. Issues might not be expressed openly, but odd occurrences start happening. It takes maturity to observe such situations objectively and...
Behind the patterns

Behind the patterns

Probing under the surface of events and encounters, patterns sometimes emerge. The extent to which any pattern of behaviour or human activity should be taken seriously is dependent on each individual, naturally. Occasionally one comes across comments on social media...
Cosmopolitan manners

Cosmopolitan manners

Wherever a person might have been and whatever he or she might have seen is personal to them. A banal observation perhaps, but it is an area of life that is hotly negotiated and deliberated upon in many cosmopolitan social encounters. At the heart of the matter is the...