The Sanctuary

It took me half a day to reach the top of that mountain, a small Buddhist sanctuary stood there lonely in the middle of nothing.

The monk in charge of that small place smiled at me as soon as I reached the entrance and invited me to seat beside him on a wooden bench by the main door.

I looked exhausted and messy after the long climb. He looked radiant and happy. I told him about my great climbing adventure as if it was a once in a lifetime odyssey. He calmly told me he goes to town twice a day, so he does that “odyssey” four times every day.

I remained silent for a while. Continue reading

The other mirrors

There are some people who get offended when you tell them they shouldn’t complain for their spouses or close relationships for they have attracted them into their life.

When you see a conflict in a couple from the outside, it is easier to see that the problem is nothing but a reflection of both parts involved.

When you don’t like something in your partner, when you consider he or she has a wrong idea or believe and, you criticise your spouse for thinking or acting in a particular way, well the shocking news is that is not your partners fault. Continue reading