October 21, 2019

Simplify to Amplify

Death of a loved one brings perspective to how you live your life. I witnessed recently the passing away of a woman I greatly admire. This woman a dear relative of mine spent her entire life being there for others. She was so loving and that is the legacy she leaves behind.

Her death, made me realise that you are not going to be around forever and realistically there is only so much one can achieve in life.

You spend your life chasing and chasing and not enjoying the moment. Her death has made me realise it is important to leave a legacy and work on that legacy rather than procrastinating on projects I want to do.

If you are multi passionate like me,  you can spend your whole life trying to do everything, trying to be everything and then getting burnt out.

Life is complicated enough.

Recently I am really practicing the philosophy simplifying to amplify.

That way I focus on one dream ( I have so many) for three months. And formulate goals to help me achieve the dream and then break down the goals into tasks I work on daily to progress towards my dream.

I have been focussing on one dream which I will be sharing with you soon.

You can of course start working on the other dreams, you do not need to dismiss them.

I haven’t forgotten my other dreams of travelling etc and they will always be there. It is just when you simplify to amplify, you go in deep and that results in riches.

Not just money.

It’s a fulfilment and taste for life.

Diving in deep to really focus in your most important dream,  amidst all this internet noise and noise of family, job, friends and your mind, results in a clarity that is priceless.

Diving into discover what is it you always wanted to be, discover, play with, explore, see, hear,  experience and taste is exhilarating.

Diving into discover if you only had a few months to live what would you want to do before you died, gives you the perspective.


A gem of a quote from Marie Forleo.

Marie Forleo is the Author of EVERYTHING IS FIGUREOUTABLE, a book I am reading recently and it is a life changer if you are stuck, feeling overwhelmed, suffering or burnt out.

I know I will be reading it at least a few times in the year for the rest of my life.

If anything in this blog has really resonated with you and you would like to discuss the subject further with Taniya privately then use this link.





Having qualified as a Social Worker in July 1991 from Coventry University, it has been over two decades that I have been on the front line working with children and young people who are traumatized and on the margins of society. Although I studied Psycho-dynamic counselling for two years at Goldsmiths College (1991-1993), I decided to integrate Psycho-dynamic theories and skills into my Social work practice and flirt with and immerse myself in studying Islam as well as interfaith dialogue and friendships. For the last 20 years, I have been working in a multi-disciplinary Youth Offending Team in South London, comprised of Professional colleagues from different faiths and cultural backgrounds trying to support young people in the criminal justice system. I am married and mother to three sons, and juggle Social Work and interfaith dialogue with my writing, studying and the needs of home and family.


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