Sitting In The Dark With A Stranger

“We feel most alive when we are closest to death.” ~ Nenia Campbell I’m in Adelaide right now, staying on my own while I write and work and attend a conference. After dining with friends last night I went back to my hotel and, on a whim, decided to go and check out the outside pool […]

Morning Healing Meditation Mandalas

“Outside the open window The morning air is all awash with angels.” ~ Richard Wilbur, Collected Poems, 1943-2004 “The period between four and six in the morning is called the Brahmamuhurta, the Brahmic time, or divine period, and is a very sacred time to meditate. ” ~ Swami Satchidananda, The Yoga Sutras   And now […]

Don’t Isolate Yourself When the Going’s Hard

“No person, trying to take responsibility for her or his identity, should have to be so alone. There must be those among whom we can sit down and weep, and still be counted as warriors.” ~ Adrienne Rich   I’ve noticed a worrying phenomena lately. People are going to great lengths to make their life […]

Requiem For These Passing Moments

“Every one of us is losing something precious to us. Lost opportunities, lost possibilities, feelings we can never get back again. That’s part of what it means to be alive.” ~ Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore “It all goes away. Eventually, everything goes away.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love   Sometimes, life is […]

All The Ways You Never Knew You Matter

“Even very little things can change your destiny and throw you to a different path, to a different fate; you must never forget that even very little things have great powers!” ~ Mehmet Murat ildan   Sometimes we play a bigger role in the lives of other people than we can know. Your actions, choices and […]

My Christmas Eve Gift to Myself

“Just imagine becoming the way you used to be as a very young child, before you understood the meaning of any word, before opinions took over your mind. The real you is loving, joyful, and free. The real you is just like a flower, just like the wind, just like the ocean, just like the […]

A Busy Night

“When the world is itself draped in the mantle of night, the mirror of the mind is like the sky in which thoughts twinkle like stars.” ~ Khushwant Singh, Delhi   It’s a short blog today. Sorry. I was up most of last night talking with a client whose daughter was involved in a horrendous […]

Musings on Early Morning Magic

“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” ~ W.B. Yeats   I am sitting on the veranda of my retreat bedroom, looking out over the quiet, still bay. It’s cool this morning, and cloudy. A ribbon of pink light is beginning to colour the sky, slowly growing […]

Wide Awake for a Reason

“Night gathers, and now my watch begins.” ~ George R.R. Martin   If you read my post yesterday you’ll know I didn’t get much sleep the night before. So last night I put myself to sleep at eight, all ready for an early night and a decent catch-up. Of course, things didn’t go to plan. Just […]

A Moment of Perfect Peace

“Spirituality is not to be learned by flight from the world, or by running away from things, or by turning solitary and going apart from the world. Rather, we must learn an inner solitude wherever or with whomsoever we may be. We must learn to penetrate things and find God there.” ― Meister Eckhart Very […]

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