Ego

Education feeds ego. Learning starves ego.

Certificates feed ego. Scars starve ego.

Ego is limiting when fed. Ego is liberating when starved.

– Osasu Oviawe

Work-Life Balance

When work holds no meaning, there can be no work-life balance.

When life holds no meaning, there can be no work-life balance.

When either holds meaning, there is no discussion around balance.

Balance is a tightrope. No one walks a tightrope by holding the tightrope. You hold a balancing pole.

In life, that balancing pole is meaning. The enduring “why” you give to your story.

– Osasu Oviawe

Karma

The past does not forgive. It holds all deeds.

The future does not forget. It seeks all deeds

What you seek in your future, plant in the present, because the present is the only part of the past you can change.

– Osasu Oviawe

Doubt

If you know the truth, why do you still doubt it?

Doubt is a desire for “what is” to “not be.” Like the Buddhist say, “Desire is suffering.”

Doubt does not change what is, but it presents a possibility that it is not so.

Doubt serves only one purpose – a delayed embrace of reality.

– Osasu Oviawe

Love

The thing about love is that there are no safety nets.

You are either all in or all out. You are either switched on or off. You are either hot or cold.

There are lookalikes which serve a purpose, but true love is the riskiest undertaking you will ever have.

Only trust makes it a little easier to undertake, but even then, trust is not a safety net, because anytime you need trust, it is usually already broken.

– Osasu Oviawe

Dream wild

Every time someone says, “I am trying to manage your expectations,” they are trying to sell you short.

Every time you say, “I am trying to manage my expectations,” you are trying to sell yourself short.

Managing one’s expectation is akin to putting a cap on future possibilities. It might sound well meaning, but it is not, it is limiting.

Lived reality might show the boundary of what is probable, but it must never be a boundary for what is possible.

– Osasu Oviawe