About celebrating your children…

Colourful coconuts

“When you nurture your offspring… provide them with a supportive, happy, enabling environment in which to grow… set examples of the ethical and moral character that we would all like to have in our lives… teach them to understand the value of diversity… And thus allow them to flourish, the whole world shines bright and colourful to celebrate your family!” – Coconuts on a palm tree in sunset light seen through a bougainvillea blur, Albion, Western Mauritius

About education and character…

Palmar rock

“It is not easy to stand firm and upright in the face of an onslaught from the elements, but I do my best, as you can see… I have the “battle scars”. On the other hand, you are educated but what is its impact on your character? Is education merely picking up facts, learning to read and write, being good at answering questions under stress… What about character formation? Learning to stand up for what is right and speaking up against what is wrong regardless of popular opinion, personal gain or other such elements? – Rock formation in the dawn light by the Palmar beach, Eastern Mauritius

About humility…

River Tamarine

“We make up 71% of the earth’s surface, we are strong and powerful and contain life itself… Yet, we receive the modest river with softness and calmness… does this make us more or less respectable? O Mankind, what do you really lose by shedding your arrogance which is built on such shaky foundations? And what do you gain by treating those weaker than you with respect and humility?” – At the point where River Tamarin flows into the Indian Ocean, south western Mauritius

About the search for good…

beautiful hibiscus

“It is so easy to confess the sins of others… and yet so useless to do so! Who gains from this? Do you? Does anyone? If you were to commit to look only for the positive in others, speak only when there is gain for others, don’t you think the whole world would be adorned by a beautiful garland in the process? –  Bougainvillea creating a garland of beauty at Residence Beau Soleil Garden, Albion, Mauritius

About love and possessiveness…

Felix Cat

“I understand that you love me… and I love you back, I truly do… But, what I cannot understand is why you feel the need to “possess” me… Is it true love when I must be yours to earn your love? And does anything ever really belong to you?” – Felix the cat in the garden at Residence Beau Soleil, Albion, Mauritius

About discernment…

light and dark sunset

“Light shines from the heavens so that you can discern your way, decide on the right path… However, if you cloud your focus, allow your ego to rule, then it is very easy to go into darkness… your mind will find a thousand justifications for what, in clear Light, is plain wrong!” – Sunset colours, Albion, Mauritius

About guidance…

More beach sunset

“Think! What is the Light referred to in your scriptures? Light contrasts with darkness just as knowledge and intellect contrast with ignorance… Light and Intellect help you contrast right from wrong! So, to remain with the Guiding Light, one has to continuously be in search of knowledge… Be open to knowledge and let your intellect inspire you…” – Morne Beach Sunset, south western Mauritius