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Funktionlust is the German word for doing something for the love of it.

Something that we rarely experience in our busy world.

Most of life is geared towards survival mode and everything seems to be done with the bottom line in mind.

What do you love doing?

Go and discover your funktionlust!




Rules to Live By!


  1. I recognize that only by being aware in the present moment will I know which kind of kind to be and so acknowledge that the path of mindfulness-awareness and the path of kindness are inseparable.
  2. I will exhibit extreme good manners, even when no one is watching. Good manners include (but are not limited to) qualities such as friendliness, generosity, patience, discipline, respect, discernment, dressing appropriately, and always, always cleaning up after myself.
  3. When encountering those who disagree with me I will continue to view and treat them as human, no matter how barbaric or threatening I find them to be.
  4. I will practice speaking clearly, honestly, and skillfully, which also means knowing when to shut up. When others are speaking, I will not use that time to think of what I will say next, but will instead give myself over to listening completely, fully, and properly.
  5. I acknowledge that love is the most important thing in life and vow to give my heart away at the slightest provocation.

What is Life?


I came across these words and think they describe life’s many rollercoaster rides.
What is Life? – Anonymous

Life is a Challenge…Meet it
Life is a Gift…Embrace it
Life is an Adventure…Dare it
Life is a Sorrow…Overcome it
Life is a Tragedy…Face it
Life is a Duty…Perform it
Life is Game…Play it
Life is a Mystery…Unfold it
Life is an Opportunity…Take it
Life is a Promise…Fulfil it
Life is a Struggle…Fight it
Life is a Goal…Achieve it
Life is a Puzzle…Solve it
Life is a Love…
Love it
Live it
Enjoy it
Share it
And let your Light shine!

We spend a great deal of our lives minimising ourselves and the positive effect we have on the world.

2012 is a good year to start focusing on the positives instead of the negatives.

Where have all our leaders gone?


“The ultimate leadership mantra: “How may I best serve the most people?”.Period”

Tweeted by Robin Scharma

I read this tweet yesterday and realised that our leaders, be they global or local, aren’t anywhere near that ideal.

If we look at their actions, it would appear that they are more interested in serving themselves first and everyone else second.

Should we blame them for this behaviour or our society?

The world faces seemingly insurmountable problems that seem beyond the ability of our leaders to solve.

One possible solution to our leadership vacuum is start practising leadership of self. This would have an immediate impact on everything and everyone we come into contact with.

Self leadership is difficult in that we have no one else to blame for our own failings except ourselves.

Society, the economy, our boss and a variety of factors can no longer blamed when our lives are difficult.

So we can continue complain about our leaders or we can work on our own leadership skills.

The choice as always is ours.

What do you choose?