About Bright Foward

I named this blog “Bright Forward”, as I feel the combination of these two words represents both my journey and my vision. I’m into Enlightened Living, Practical Wisdom, Planetary Awakening, Spirituality (not religion), Philosophy and all things that signify Light over Darkness. (Hence the word: “Bright”) This was such a stong focus for me that I ‘opted out of the world’ to live as a contemplative monk in India for three years. Too often though, the spiritual path is seen Read More

How is Philosophy even relevant or useful in our world?

One of the words I’ve used on my profile is “Philosopher.” I realise that this is often seen as quite an abstraction, so I’ll use this opportunity to talk about philosophy and its relevance to our modern day lives and world. What is philosophy anyway? Well, to begin with a very basic definition, philosophy is the study of the deeper aspects and questions of life like reality, existence, knowledge, values, purpose and existence. While most of these topics can be Read More

A sacred opportunity for you and me

We are all one – not as a mere concept, but as a reality beyond our realm of concepts. Our true  Self, the innermost you and me, is intimately connected with the infinite consciousness that pervades all things and enables all experience. From this oneness emerges this ‘seeming reality’ of separation, individuality, limitation, insufficiency and need – in order that we may experience ourselves in a myriad of ways, and have the opportunity to create ourselves and our world continually Read More

Moving from “Sheep Syndrome” to Conscious Expansion

  If we continually choose to believe what others believe, and choose to live as others live, as most people do most of the time, all we do is re-live the cultural story of those that came before us, as a lot of them did themselves! (and how’s that working for our world?!) This has often been referred to the as the “sheep syndrome”, when people blindly follow others without thinking for themselves. Read More

Fast-Track your Info Product Creation with The Content Club

With this blogpost, I hereby launch… The Content Club! One of the most fulfilling experiences in life has to be the process of taking something you know, packaging it into a form which people can learn from, and then seeing that training or message making a positive difference in peoples lives and in the world. Probably the only experience that can beat that would be when you can be rewarded handsomely in monetary terms, to bring you more financial freedom, Read More

The Four Pillars of Conscious Capitalism

Having discovered the Conscious Capitalism movement, I feel a strong resonance with the credo and the principles and sentiments articulated by the organisation closely echo the realisation I’ve come to: that the worlds of money; business; work and wealth creation is not totally separate and divergent from the world of personal development; spirituality; enlightened living and doing good in the world. Indeed there is not only a point where these two worlds meet, but closer to the truth is that Read More

Smarter Communication, with Voxer

Here’s one of my favorite new ways of communicating: Voxer. I’ve been using this app for just about a year and it’s changed how I communicate with my close friends and associates. Voxer is an app that acts like the good old walkie-talkies (remember those?) Once installed on your iPhone, Android or Windows phone, just choose the contact you’d like to communicate with, press and hold the big red button while you speak, and as soon as you release the Read More

Trust: The Currency of the New Economy

Every now and then through the passage of history there exists an opportunity and higher probability for fundamental change and shifting of long-existing paradigms, opportunities to change the very structures of our socio-economic system. It is apparent that we are in the middle of such an era right now. I see so many innovations and a general readiness amongst people to try something new, if only from sheer frustration that the old paradigms are not working! Read More

Seeing Money with New Eyes

Most of us grew up with an incorrect or incomplete understanding of what money is. And so it’s no surprise that so many have a dysfunctional relationship with money and an unhappy experience around abundance. And it’s no surprise that our collective experience of abundance is so imbalanced too. Some think money is evil and we should rid the world of it as soon as possible, some totally hate or shun money, while some see it as a “necessary evil” Read More

Culture, Tradition and Creative Originality

Tradition is wholesome, grounding, often rich and very valuable. But it doesn’t serve us optimally when tradition stands in the way of creative originality. Every religion has it culture and tradition. Even nations, groups and families have their customary ways of celebrating, commemorating and honouring people and experiences in life. There is certainly value in marking events with colour and costume, song and dance, ritual and ceremony. Yet too often I find tradition stands in the way of people applying Read More

Forgiving Personal Debt

If we are urging first world countries to forgive the debt of poorer third world countries, are we willing to do this on a personal level too? I believe we should. As above, so below. What works for the macrocosm must work for the microcosm. Whether your supposed oppressor or aggressor has hurt you with words or in other ways, it helps you more than them to assume a stance of forgiveness. Whether or you let your aggressor off the Read More