In relationship, Living life, Reflection, The Self

Are you noticing?

I recall reading somewhere (though I do not remember where otherwise I would have quoted it here) that our children are here to teach us something about life. Wise words, indeed 😉 ? I am often reminded of this when parenting challenges arise, such as when I ran out of solutions or strategies to deal… Continue reading Are you noticing?

Living life, Reflection, The Self

Composition of your life

I am short in stature, petite as some would say politely. Compared to others around me, I have not had many opportunities in my life to look down at anything. Look at, yes. Look up, often :-). Over the years as my interest in photography increased, I learnt to look at things from different angles… Continue reading Composition of your life

Living life, Reflection, The Self

How do you carry your life?

What do you focus on? What do I focus on? We often hear “pay attention and you will see”. Or the common refrains - “be conscious” and “be mindful”. Yet sometimes, not paying attention isn’t such a bad thing. “Let it be” and “ignorance is bliss” as the sayings go. Exhortations, sayings, contradictions…which is true?… Continue reading How do you carry your life?

Living life, Reflection

Vessels of life

Tea cups. Coffee cups. Vessels. And yet I hesitate to drink coffee from a tea cup. And tea from a coffee cup is not without its resistance 🙂 A first world problem indeed but that's not what perplexes me. When intellectually I know both to be vessels capable of holding liquid and from which I… Continue reading Vessels of life

Beauty, Being alive, Haiku, Poetry

Daybreak #Haiku 246

A sliver of light, Daybreak, eyes and mind converge, Focus on life's hopes. ~ FlorenceT   The haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #246. This week's prompt words are narrow and minded. If you are interested in participating, go to RonovanWrites and check out his weekly challenge published every Monday - it comes with "how-to" if… Continue reading Daybreak #Haiku 246

Being alive, Poetry, Reflection, Spirit & Soul

As you travel, blessings.

Talking about traveling, here's a poem to keep you as you journey into uncharted territories, within and without. When you travel, A new silence Goes with you, And if you listen, You will hear What your hear would Love to say. A journey can become a sacred thing; Make sure, before you go, To bless… Continue reading As you travel, blessings.

Being Woman, In relationship, Reflection

Test of love

Love is love is love, so it is said. Love is a feeling I hope we experience throughout our life for people who come into and out of our life, people who are forever tied to us through their presence or our memory of them, and places that leave indelible impressions in our life. Love… Continue reading Test of love

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Living life, The Self

Intentions

I referred to intentions in my last post about change. Well my intentions are simple.  I intend to pay greater attention to and be more aware of the changes happening in my life. To elaborate, to appreciate their essence and the implications they have for my life. This is not wishful intention, for I have… Continue reading Intentions

Living life

It’s a process, not an event

A new year, and there is much exhortation to discard the old, the ill-founded, the undesirable, the staid for a different path, a brighter future…change. If not the impetus of the new year, at some point this has or will inevitably happen - we long for, and many of us will stride forth to manufacture,… Continue reading It’s a process, not an event

Living life, The Self

Begin it now

Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it. Begin it now.     Goethe Have you ever wanted something so much that you are too scared to begin, just in case it proved to be a disaster? Just in case you find out you are actually not… Continue reading Begin it now