Living life, Reflection

Life according to IKEA

Those who have ever assembled a piece of IKEA furniture know this: the instruction manual makes sense, and it doesn’t. It doesn’t make sense because we do not understand how this step can lead to the next, and ultimately becomes that piece of furniture we saw in the catalogue or showroom. It doesn’t make sense… Continue reading Life according to IKEA

Inspire, Music

When you love someone, you make room

Mood. Captivating lyrics, do you agree? "Cause when you love someone You open up your heart When you love someone You make room If you love someone And you're not afraid to lose 'em You'll probably never love someone like I do"   ~ FlorenceT    

Living life, Reflection, Spirit & Soul

Reason not to

Reason. I have relied on you for as long as I can remember. That which was not logical, that which could not be proven did not merit, had no value. Yet I must admit you are losing your grip. For a long while now I hear that calling, something within and without me; that something… Continue reading Reason not to

Being Woman, Living life, Reflection, The Self

Our darkness in light

How often have you stopped yourself from saying or doing something because you don’t want to seem like a fool or just plain “bad”? I have. And how often have we made a call that someone is “dumb” or “mean”? And then later hesitate before we speak or act to avoid being referred to as… Continue reading Our darkness in light

Living life, Nostalgia, Reflection

Before he was a man

I remember a little boy, precocious and mischievous. I can’t quite remember his facial features, but I do remember my feelings of him. Sometimes exasperation, often a challenge because I saw an intelligence and perhaps the need for guidance, understanding and kindness. He was 6 or 7 years old then, and I was in my… Continue reading Before he was a man

Haiku, Living life, Poetry

Acceptance #Haiku Challenge 181 @RonovanWrites

RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 181 with prompt words - Nightmare, Horror   The final post for 2017, and to everyone who has come by my posts or visited MeaningsandMusings, May you find grace and compassion in what was May you hold beautiful memories of this year past; May you find hope and peace in becoming May you… Continue reading Acceptance #Haiku Challenge 181 @RonovanWrites

Being Woman, Living life, The Self

The door will open…

When one door closes, another opens… Or another five or ten open…but only when that one door closes. Sometimes we don’t know what that one door is. Sometimes we do know but do nothing about it. We do nothing about it because we need the promise of another door opening first. Sometimes we see so… Continue reading The door will open…

Beauty, Being alive

Sometimes all you can do

Sometimes all you can do Is take a deep breath Look up to the moon And accept the inevitability Of the passing of love Sometimes all you can do Is look back to the life As the stars shine on And see the beauty there is In moments of bliss Sometimes all you can do… Continue reading Sometimes all you can do

Living life, Spirit & Soul, The Self

The process of surrender, or not…

I have been feeling a little unbalanced (as in off-centre, not crazy 🙂 ) the last few days. The feeling that all is right and fine... but not.  I couldn't put my finger on what it was. Then an email turned up which led to a youtube audio clip... and voila! I have been hung… Continue reading The process of surrender, or not…

Living life, Spirit & Soul, The Self

Acceptance – the choice to begin afresh

We wake each morning to a new day. And each new day, we can choose to begin afresh but, I do not know about you, I tend to see the same things, do similar things… and sometimes experience the same discontent, annoyed by the same matters, aggravated by the same people or situations. As Anais… Continue reading Acceptance – the choice to begin afresh

Living life, Spirit & Soul

Ride the waves

"I beg your pardon I never promised you a rose garden Along with the sunshine there's gotta be a little rain sometime" I am prompted to write about 'How do you keep positive' by Ronovan for #BeWow. Ideally, we prepare ourselves for the times when a positive attitude is required, when we need to look… Continue reading Ride the waves

Living life, Spirit & Soul, The Self

Positivity is change

If we are 100% certain everything will remain as is then there is no need for positivity, or negativity for the matter.  If 'things' are great now, then it's fait accompli.  The same for the so-called 'bad stuff'.  Realistically, there are few things that are truly 'bad stuff', rather perspectives. Experience is not what happens… Continue reading Positivity is change

Contemplate, Living life, The Self

Hold back the river

Tried to keep you close to me, But life got in between Tried to square not being there But think that I should have been Hold back the river, let me look in your eyes Hold back the river, so I Can stop for a minute and see where you hide... These are lyrics to… Continue reading Hold back the river


Follow the stream

  Follow the stream, have faith in its course. It will go its own way, meandering here, trickling there.  It will find the grooves, the cracks, the crevices.  Just follow it.  Never let it out of your sight. It will take you. - Sheng-Yen Image: Hawkesbury River by William Piguenit (1881)

Beauty, In relationship, The Self

Accepting and loving your self

This poem by Derek Walcott holds a special place in my heart, for it arrived in my life when I needed it most.  Synchronicity, perhaps? Anyway when I read it, tears streamed down my face.  Tears of pain and anguish...then, I knew not why. I do know now.  This poem of self-love and acceptance, of… Continue reading Accepting and loving your self