Peace #Haiku 272

For this week: empty our hearts of fears and doubts, let's embrace wholesome love and peace. ~ FlorenceT The haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #272. This week's prompt words are EMPTY and WHOLE. If you are interested in participating, go to RonovanWrites and check out his weekly challenge published every Monday - it … Continue reading Peace #Haiku 272

A lesson of jet-lag

Jet lagged, and my body can’t sense its clock. This is not about sleeping or waking, feeling hungry or otherwise. This is the “clock” which senses the passing of day… it knows the sensations of morning, noon or night no matter if it is tired. It activates accordingly, and there is a certain flow to … Continue reading A lesson of jet-lag

Yes, finding my groove

I said, “never”. And for the past 6 years I had been true to it. Never calling myself that, never wanting to investigate the possibilities, never acknowledging I am in fact damn good at it. After a while, pride also got in the act ensuring I did not depart from my word, “never”. Years passed, … Continue reading Yes, finding my groove

I shall not be moved

I have been spending quite a bit of time lately exploring some "what it means to be human" essentials such as compassion, kindness, vulnerability, courage, stillness, to name a few. And no surprise, this part of Maya Angelou's poem "I shall not be moved" keeps calling... so I am sharing it. Hope it speaks to … Continue reading I shall not be moved

My feisty inheritance

This is my inheritance. Many years ago, I undertook some research on my family history. As I gathered stories of fortune and poverty, successes and failures, personal determination and resignation, love and loss across 4 generations, I was looking at the ties that bind and the destruction of connection and belonging. I saw a family … Continue reading My feisty inheritance

His wilderness… let go

Letting go is not an easy thing to do for one – moi - who is used to managing things. This is especially when I have to let go of who-is-now a young man, filled with enthusiasm for life, feeling entirely invincible. But then I know better, don’t I? I still remember his need for … Continue reading His wilderness… let go

The box of a past

I am humbled, again. There are many joys in my work as a psychotherapist yet few would beat this. It is a privilege each time a client enters the therapy room and engages with me in the therapy process. I am entrusted with one’s deepest feelings, darkest moments, fearful thoughts and liberating actions; in one’s … Continue reading The box of a past

Words on fear and doubt

Some of you may know this of me, that I find comfort and inspiration in words. So here are some words I have gathered around me this past weeks on my little trip of introspection and reflection. I hope these words take you on a little side-trip to new territory, or re-visit familiar places of … Continue reading Words on fear and doubt

Keep your eyes open

A little behind... call it a throwback if you wish. 🙂 I'll confess though that I recently discovered this song, 'Keep your eyes open' released in early 2012. What caught my attention is this part of the lyric: Cause if you never leave home, never let go You’ll never make it to the great unknown … Continue reading Keep your eyes open

Going away to come home

This feels different, and it feels right.   “We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls.” – Anais Nin It wasn’t until I was in my 22nd year that I first travelled solo. Despite having lived away from home for many years by then, I was reserved, conservative and … Continue reading Going away to come home

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…

Roll up your sleeves

This singer-songwriter from Melbourne wrote a letter to herself.  I have included the lyrics - its interpretation is up to you. 🙂 Though Susan Sontag said, Real art has the capacity to make us nervous. By reducing the work of art to its content and then interpreting that, one tames the work of art. Interpretation … Continue reading Roll up your sleeves