Restlessly I stir, Hearing voices Undeterred, They refuse to be silenced, They demand an audience. You miss him, They whispered. You want him, They taunted. Stop denying. Stop lying. They are so right, I am losing this fight. Yes, I want to feel his breath Caressing my brow, I want to inscribe my poetry On every inch of ...
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They say I am fearless but crazy. They tell me that I am making a huge mistake and I will live to regret it. Behind my back, they snicker and say that I am a reckless and irresponsible mother. That I am not only ruining my own life, but my daughter's as well. They cannot imagine WHY I would ...
In the past, I have always confused love with attachment. I was always seeking something in return from my object of desire. I needed constant affirmations from the person I adored. In fact, I was running on empty and was searching to be filled up from someone else. I did not realise that attachment is more about fear and dependency. Attachment is more about self-preservation and self-gratification. This was why most relationships fall apart. People feed off on one another, instead of nurturing each other.
We cannot heal by ignoring the ugliness in our history, or by wishing to disguise the causes of our brokenness.
We can never heal by adding more hurt, negativity or cracks. We can only heal and move forward in the most beneficial way by forgiveness, understanding and compassion
It all began when a dear Singaporean friend told me about a man with white hair who builds houses for the poor and is turning every slum in the Philippines into a middle class community, and that his NGO is the only platform that unites the rich and the poor, competing brands and businesses, and even rival politicians.
Last month, I had the honour and pleasure to be interviewed by Mike Grogan of BestofYouPH in Manila. I was in the Philippines for my "Meet and Greet" with the selected Filipino Fans on 18th July 2015. It was an amazing special experience which I will share more about in another blog post. Because it warrants its ...
“We are different. We eat different foods, pray to different Gods and wear different skin colours. But we are sisters bound by friendship and love. Because love means peace for all. With love, everyone wins. ” ~ Shirley Maya Tan
This Saturday, July 18th 2015, will be a milestone of sorts for The Art of Fearless Living and, of course, myself, because for the first time ever, I’ll be meeting my fans face to face. I’ve chosen the Philippines as the destination for this momentous occasion as a way of showing just how thankful, grateful ...