Be The Mountain

Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen – that stillness becomes a radiance. Morgan Freeman Just for today Hold stillness inside you While the world pulses and races and dances a crazy dance Turn inward Be aware of your breathing Consciously slow yourself And be filled with peace It […]

Chop Wood, Carry Water, then Surf the Net!

“Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water.” ~ Zen Buddhism quote “When hungry, eat your rice; when tired close your eyes. Fools may laugh at me, but wise men will know what I mean.” ~ Zen Buddhism quote   It has been a frustrating week. Due to a faulty landline I’ve […]

Rain, Whales and Orchids

“The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.” ~ Michel de Montaigne   Whenever we are on Retreat the weather always seems to mirror and support our journey. For the past two days, as we have laboured under the Usurper’s Moon, dealing with all of our shame and self-betrayal […]

In Order to Really Hear You Need To Stop Talking

“For now she need not think of anybody. She could be herself, by herself. And that was what now she often felt the need of – to think; well not even to think. To be silent; to be alone. All the being and the doing, expansive, glittering, vocal, evaporated; and one shrunk, with a sense […]

The Gifts of Silence

“We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers,  grass – grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence… We need silence to be able to touch souls.” ~ Mother Teresa Silence gifts […]

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