Category: Spirituality

  • Jobs of the Future : Humanity Required

    Jobs of the Future : Humanity Required

    Artificial intelligence, robots and software simply do our jobs better than us. I’ve experienced this first hand. At first technology automated the agriculture, then it automated manufacturing and now it’s automating white collar work.

  • Top Five Must Read Books about Veganism

    Top Five Must Read Books about Veganism

    I am constantly amazed by the incredible perspectives the vegan philosophy encompasses, and perhaps the best way to get this insight is to read books about the subject.

  • Exactly how Smart are Plants?

    Exactly how Smart are Plants?

    Having been a Vegan for a while now, I’ve come to see plants in a different light. I think they’re incredible and my wonder of these amazing forms of life only keeps growing.

  • Veganism and Shaolin

    Veganism and Shaolin

    Ten minutes into “The Shaolin Temple” Jet Li is contemplating the ethics killing a worm to feed to an injured sick bird. His master sets him right teaching that it’s never right to take a life. I was left pondering quite a bit over that scene.

  • The Science behind why Vegans are Happy

    The Science behind why Vegans are Happy

    If you’ve been Vegan for a fair amount of time, you will find that you’re more chilled. You will find that you’re more calm and your mind is settled.

  • Guys should do Yoga.

    Guys should do Yoga.

    It makes sense for us guys to do Yoga. The foundational benefits it’s provides are profound and significantly enables other physical activities. Beyond that the benefits it provides to our state of mind and immune system are incredibly useful.

  • Be the Cause, not the Effect

    Be the Cause, not the Effect

    I was chatting to a friend recently, and he is always talking about things he is doing to improve himself. Sometimes what he mentions sounds totally weird, but many times what he mentions is totally Brilliant.

  • No Meat May starts Today

    No Meat May starts Today

    It is the absolute perfect time to start trying out a Plant Based Whole Foods lifestyle. It has never been easier. No Meat May, just as the name says is all about people refraining from eating any animal based products for the month of May.

  • Experiencing the Story of your Life

    Experiencing the Story of your Life

    I just finished reading the short story “Story of your Life” written by Ted Chiang. All I can say is Wow!!! This is an incredible piece of writing, and it’s definitely one of the best things I’ve ever read. Anyone who knows me will tell you that I hate reading! However I have read a handful of books that delivered an experience like no other, and this book is one of them.

  • Three Generations of HipHop and Veganism

    Three Generations of HipHop and Veganism

    It is so inspiring to see three generations of HipHop Legends sitting down to discuss Veganism. I never would have considered seeing it in my life, and yet there it is. More than that, I was really surprised that it was Youtube that brought this to my attention, and I’m quite happy about it. For the full video, check it out below.

  • My Bitcoin dropped 40 percent in value because of meat!

    My Bitcoin dropped 40 percent in value because of meat!

    The past few weeks have been rough. The COVID-19 virus has been spreading surprisingly quickly, financial markets are in turmoil, stocks have tumbled, governments are taking drastic action and crypto currencies took a beating. We’re getting whacked from all sides.

  • How to maintain your Optimism

    How to maintain your Optimism

    There are so many things happening in the world right now that are scary and downright frightening. The uncertainty weighs heavily all around us. In times like these its more important than ever to be able to have a positive outlook. It becomes so critical to be able to control your mindset and focus on the best possible outcomes. However that is easier said than done. Hence I wanted to talk about how to maintain a positive outlook.

  • Elon Musks’ Grand Plan

    Elon Musks’ Grand Plan

    Elon Musk has interests in a myriad of stunning ventures. Everything from electric vehicles to artificial intelligence. With this vast array of successful businesses, you’ve got to ask yourself; what’s it all for? where’s it headed? and are these ventures all interconnected? Everything from electric vehicles to artificial intelligence. With this vast array of successful businesses, you’ve got to ask yourself; what’s it all for? where’s it headed? and are these ventures all interconnected?

  • How one Generation can help another

    How one Generation can help another

    A few weeks back I bumped into an old retired gentleman in a cafe. He was South African Indian like myself and we got to chatting. I really like chatting to older folks because they have interesting insights about the world and how they lived their lives.

  • I Started off 2020 Right – This is what I did

    I Started off 2020 Right – This is what I did

    Usually when a new year rolls around I’m still in bed recovering from the festivities. Starting off a new year with a dull headache and reflexively hitting that snooze button doesn’t bode well for all of my best intentioned plans for the year. However, not only is this a new year but a new decade, and I wanted to start things off right. This is what I did.

  • Always Keep Going

    Always Keep Going

    I learned a long time ago, that life is not a bed of roses. Many times it seems as though everything is against you. But all those bad thoughts, you’ve got to put out of your mind, and just keep going. And if you keep at it, sooner or later things are going to come your way. Sooner or later you will get want you want. Sooner or later you’re going to break down that door of hardship and get to the other side to success.

  • Radical Declutter : Streamline your Life

    Radical Declutter : Streamline your Life

    Modern day consumerism has had the unfortunate effect of straddling all of us with unnecessary stuff. We now have masses of stuff that we don’t need, that’s outdated, out of vogue and just plain useless. And this is a pity and bane because it actually consumes not only our time, effort and money, but also our thoughts.

  • The Simplest Way to go Vegan

    The Simplest Way to go Vegan

    You’ve watched “The Game Changers” or “Cowspiracy”, or you’ve just read the latest IPCC report on Climate Change or maybe you’ve even been intrigued by some Vegan friends. And now you want to give this Vegan thing a go. But where do you start, and how do you start in a meaningful way so that you know you’ll see results?

  • Greening the Planet

    Greening the Planet

    Seven years ago I was very fortunate to partake in a local version of a broader global initiative called the FoodisFree project. I joined a meetup group that was trying launch one of these community gardens in the area. It was so cool to engage with a diverse set of like minded people who wanted to produce something of value.

  • BIC Art Master Competition : Africa 2019

    BIC Art Master Competition : Africa 2019

    At the beginning of this month I was really pleased to see a post about an art competition in my Instagram feed. The competition was by BIC to produce some artwork about Africa. This really piqued my interest on so many levels. Competitions are cool because they give you the opportunity to push yourself a little harder and inevitably you always end up with artwork that is better than usual.

  • V-gang : Exploring Sci-fi, Veganism and Ethics

    V-gang : Exploring Sci-fi, Veganism and Ethics

    I’ve just released my very first brand spanking new Comic Book called V-gang. I’m thrilled to have completed a long ambition of mine to combine my artistic skill and thoughts about some very important matters concerning us all today. I’ve currently released the book on Amazon https://amzn.to/2P2HJ6r. Soon it will be available in paper format.

  • Maslow’s Hierarchy Redefined

    Maslow’s Hierarchy Redefined

    I often look upon this pyramid of Maslow, and consider the vast potential it contains. Right now, as it stands, it is a model of human needs, but I think it better serves us to highlight what we should aim for. We should strive for the pinnacle of pyramid “Self Actualization”, rather than struggle at its base.

  • The Culture Trap and How to Escape it

    The Culture Trap and How to Escape it

    Its quite astonishing to realize that modern day culture has supplanted many valuable aspects of older cultures. This has been so effective, that GenXers and Millennials find these valuable aspects of the older cultures to be outlandish. This is the culture trap, and we need to escape it.

  • Bodhgayashanthi Sanctuary Mural

    Bodhgayashanthi Sanctuary Mural

    I had a fantastic opportunity to paint a mural at the Bodhgayashanthi Sanctuary in Midrand. This mural turned out exceptional well. I am quite proud. This is case of all the values aligning and resulting a thing of beauty coming into existence.

  • Growing yourself through Books

    Growing yourself through Books

    The insights contained inside of books are profound. They represent this brilliant record of all human history and thought. As much as I don’t like reading them, delving into them has delivered immense value, that has shaped my thoughts and views. After reading a good couple of them, you begin to realise you’re more a product of the books your read that anything else.