Living life, Reflection, The Self

Stages of life

A young person reminded me that we can always do things differently no matter the stage of life we are in. "Stage of life" - this phrase alone has bound or constrained many. How often have we been told, how often have we heard the narratives of "you should be doing this at this stage… Continue reading Stages of life

Living life, Reflection

Saving the best

A week off work, and in my leisure, I chanced upon a new series led by a much-respected actor (whom I happen to like a lot 😉 ). So I started watching it and...wow! What a well-made series, with a clever plot and depth of performances by the cast so far. In my experience, this… Continue reading Saving the best

Book reviews, Non-fiction

#bookreview “Can You See My Scars” by Samuel Moore-Sobel

First, a sincere apology to Samuel for the delay in posting this review. But I got here 🙂 I applaud Samuel’s courage I revisiting this traumatic event and writing his story. I was expecting “life lessons” neatly packaged from this writing, but it is not to be so. The true lesson, if there is to… Continue reading #bookreview “Can You See My Scars” by Samuel Moore-Sobel

Inspire, Music, Reflection, Rejuvenate

Carefree vibes #BTS

You may have heard of BTS, the KPop boy band sensation sweeping the global music industry. I've been a fan though not quite Army :-). Respect is due for their success is a testament to their hard work in an uncompromising industry, especially globally. Their latest single is a catchy tune, with doses of carefree… Continue reading Carefree vibes #BTS

Being alive, Living life, Poetry, Reflection, Spirit & Soul

Luminous space

There is a luminous space between hopeful and hopeless, where hope still resides. The place of stillness, neither active or passive. A place where we observe beyond, gather and consolidate. Where we let things come...and go without expectations or anticipation. A place where light and darkness do not matter; their presence merely a balancing phenomenon.… Continue reading Luminous space

Being alive, Haiku, Music, Reflection, Reminisce

Who shall care #haiku

Away from reflection... a haiku of the now. Who shall care, tender are the spring buds, saplings strive for new life, enough. ~ FlorenceT   I have always found writing haiku deeply satisfying, to convey much with so few words. If you need some inspiration, there's a community here. I wrote the haiku from this… Continue reading Who shall care #haiku

In relationship, Living life, Reflection, The Self

Expectations

Sydney was put into COVID19 lock down again, fortunately for 2 weeks only...for now. When it was announced, relief swept through me and it felt like a holiday had been declared. And I wonder why. After all, I work mostly from home and a lock down have relatively little impact on me. Yes, I do… Continue reading Expectations

Being Woman, Living life, Reflection, The Self

Sleeping patterns

She has lived alone for a few years. Most nights she gets to choose the side of her bed she will lay. She slips in (and out) gently and is still a calm "sleeper", rarely does she mess up her bed covers. This reduces the time she needs to make her bed in the morning.… Continue reading Sleeping patterns

In relationship, Living life, Reflection, The Self

Honouring what is

To knowing yourselfGiving yourself spaceTo rest, heal and reviveTo give over to moments of nourishment and renewalTo go easy,Tomorrow is another day, To being kind to yourself,Loving yourself. Their grace of being kind to themselves, creating mental frameworks to house their experiences, boundaries to maintain their sense of self, choosing each day to sit in… Continue reading Honouring what is

In relationship, Music, Reflection, Spirit & Soul

Cynics say

Cynics speak of the transactional nature of love. Maybe it is not so. And perhaps it is, on a functional perspective. In daily activities, choices are made. In the realm of human existence, decisions are taken. Give and take, so they say. We take stock; subconsciously for what cannot be measured. And in the midst… Continue reading Cynics say

Being Woman, Living life, Reflection

Heart and mind

I marvel at the unbounded desires of the mortal's heart, never ceasing its quest for love. Often hopeful of fulfilling its deepest longings. Yet sometimes we need to leave its door open, Be humble to the comings and goings. I marvel at the complexity of the human mind, its capacity to tell stories of everything.… Continue reading Heart and mind

In relationship, Living life, Reflection

Kindest I can be?

Responsibility looks different in context, and irresponsibility comes in many guises. It was a decision made after extensive consideration. It was a decision which saddened and hurt others. It was a decision to honor their own experiences and a demonstration of loving oneself. It was a decision which presented difficulties on many fronts. Their one… Continue reading Kindest I can be?

Living life, Reflection, The Self

Reading is dangerous

He said, "reading is a dangerous thing". And I agree. He being the owner at a quaint bookstore I decided to venture in on a whim. The store can be characterised as local yet it has been years since I had been inside. Filled with predominantly pre-loved books of different genres and wide topics. I… Continue reading Reading is dangerous

Reflection, Spirit & Soul, The Self

Being elsewhere

Away from the noise of society, to feel free and unburdened... at different points in our life, this is a welcoming notion. The longing to hear our own voice loud and clear, to do our own thing unbounded; ultimately to be our own self without the expectations from others and the obligations to be this… Continue reading Being elsewhere

In relationship, Nostalgia, Reflection

She left

What happens when someone leaves? To those left behind, there will be a period of remembering and reflection. News of her passing is no different. She was larger than life, beyond her physicality. The volatility of her words and actions left indelible prints upon the lives of those around her. I was only young when… Continue reading She left

Being alive, Passion, Reflection

Enough…to consider

For you who needs this now... What is your relationship with enough? When you hear it, how does your mind respond? How does the sacred within you approach enough?   Enough. An exhortation. An admonishment. An assurance. An incantation. A knowing. Enough. ~ FlorenceT     © 2021 FlorenceT Copyright reserved. The author asserts her… Continue reading Enough…to consider

Being alive, Haiku, Poetry

A meditation

Time in time. Breath ever lasting. Time ceases.   When I am feeling the pressure of time, I allow time to meditate on time. I watch time flows in my will and out of my will, once again a reminder of my presence in time. Significant and insignificant. Essential and not. © 2021 FlorenceT Copyright… Continue reading A meditation

Living life, Reflection, The Self

Stories told

She is afraid of how she'll present in a crowd and to anyone - will she falter, will she seem stupid, will she know the best way to be. And she is fearful of what will happen as her mind tells her stories of worst outcomes of any situation. What if she can't cope? What… Continue reading Stories told