Kaha means "Be strong" in Maori. Not just physical
strength but also mental and spiritual. I believe it is vital to
have goals and challenges in each of these areas if we are to achieve
our full potential and our greatest happiness.
is nothing in life to be feared, it is only to be understood - Marie
everything. In this material and consumer driven world someone
is always trying to sell us something, a cure, the truth, endless
youth, immortality. We must challenge all that we are told and find
our own personal truth and way ahead.
is a journey and not a destination. There is no greater pleasure
than being on the road, drinking in new sights and experiences,
as well as chance encounters with strangers and friends we haven't
yet met. Remember that journeys exist in mental, physical, and spiritual
road. One of the greatest inventions is the car, the exhilarating
pleasure of just being on the road, wind blowing, landscapes floating
by, and music in the air.
order to value something you have to do without it for a while,
work, family, health, money, freedom, nature, love, food. Only when
you have drunk from the well of hardship and longing can you truly
value what you have. The pleasure of returning home is far greater
when you have been away a long time.
is special. Look for something to celebrate, and something to
laugh about everyday.
Read about Shackleton's odyssey and one of the greatest survival
stories ever on the Endurance expedition. Few of us will ever experience
such hardships and extreme challenges in our lives. Shackleton shows
the importance of a positive attitude in everything we do. Never
give up as there is always another possibility and be prepared to
take the biggest risk.
nature. Nature is the most amazing and surprising force that
exists. Take time to share this special energy in all seasons. Rain,
sunshine, wind, sea, hills, mountains, lakes, rivers, animals, plants,
birds, fish - Enjoy them all but don't damage them.
and be happy. Cry whenever you feel the need, the joy of expressing
your sadness is a pleasure the society tries to deny us, especially
men. After this honest expression comes a certain enlightenment,
peace, and even happiness.
Love is the source of our most beautiful dreams and most divine
moments. Drink richly from this enchanted source whenever you can.
It's a mystery where it comes from and how long it lasts but it
is our highest state and obliterates our worst fears.
Fear can stop you loving - love can stop your fear.
all this with your children, family, friends, and loved ones.
future is greater than our past - Ben Okri