Being Woman, Living life, Reflection, The Self

Lessons by 50

This autumn - why am I growing old? bird disappearing among clouds. ~ Basho Matsuo An apt poem to begin this post - a reflection of sorts on 50 years of life.  But how to measure this time past? An impossibility - so many perspectives, paradigms. Where would I begin? So perhaps lessons I have… Continue reading Lessons by 50

Living life, Reflection, Spirit & Soul

To expect nothing

It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path, and to proceed. ~ Ram Dass   To expect nothing... that's the tough one. Don't you think? How do we go about our daily life with no expectations? I have learnt to treat every experience… Continue reading To expect nothing

Living life, Reflection, The Self

Manifest your character

As I watch him interacting with family and friends, and speaking of his daily living away from his childhood home, one thing is true - the hero’s journey we are on is the one we are ready for so as to manifest our character. Each one of us begins the hero’s journey. We begin as… Continue reading Manifest your character

Contemplate, Living life, Music, Nostalgia, Reflection

Her journey begins…

She is bright… in fact, this is an understatement. Her IQ aside, she has developed a maturity and self-efficacy way beyond her tender years. So when she spoke of writing songs and making music at 10 years old, I was happy to indulge her. She did not jump up and down with the excitement that… Continue reading Her journey begins…

Living life, Quotes, Reflection, Spirit & Soul

Not knowing #quote

  Even as we begin, we look to a sure future. How could we know? Why need we know? Life’s thrill lay with the mysterious unknown. Being alive is to be with the uncertainty. ~ FlorenceT   © 2017 FlorenceT Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal rights over this work.

Beauty, Being alive, Poetry

All is said… and done

When all is said and done I am only flying home. Like the young curlew flying Not knowing, north Assured only by collective memories Of a past not lived, Universal in nature, instinctive. Carried on the wings of others Gone before, in trust Of the flock marshalling its strength Never ceasing its formation, Forever holding,… Continue reading All is said… and done

Contemplate, Living life, Music

Sail away in contemplation

Sailing on the Gulf of Tonkin specifically Halong Bay off the northern coast of Vietnam, all is peace and quiet. This is despite the approximate 1000 boats on the bay to cater for tourism in the area.  Halong Bay was included as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994, and one of the 7 new wonders by New… Continue reading Sail away in contemplation

Living life, The Self

You are more marvellous…

My thoughts on a Friday evening… … so that one day you realized that what you wanted had already happened long ago and in the dwelling place you had lived in before you began, and that every step along the way, you had carried the heart and the mind and the promise that first set… Continue reading You are more marvellous…

Being alive, Living life, Poetry, The Self

The Journey to arrive

For each ending, a beginnning.  For each leaving, an arrival. This is an amazing poem by David Whyte titled 'The Journey' - do listen to the audio track of his reading.     Listen also to 'Everything is Waiting for You', 'All the True Vows' and especially for you, 'True Love'. I hope the beauty… Continue reading The Journey to arrive

Being Woman, Living life, The Self

Where you plant your feet

  Ever thought, where you plant your feet? How have you influenced these places you found yourself; and how have these places influenced you and the life you live? Are you aware how you come to be at these places? External circumstances beyond your control? Or a personal choice to be there? Or a non-conscious… Continue reading Where you plant your feet

Being alive, In relationship, Living life, The Self

Connect, get intimate.

I do not know where to begin this post about connection, the topic for #1000Speak for Compassion this month and #BeWow. Ideas swirling through my mind - words and phrases – so here goes. I will begin with the essence of connection which we find so appealing, supportive, enriching, rewarding… this ‘thing’ we call intimacy.… Continue reading Connect, get intimate.

Contemplate, Living life, Reminisce, The Self

Sometimes we cry…

Poignant song, amazing vocals... Tom Jones and Van Morrison in a duet.  Enjoy! Sometimes we know, sometimes we don't Sometimes we give, sometimes we won't Sometimes we're strong, sometimes we're wrong Sometimes we cry Sometimes it's bad when the going gets tough When we look in the mirror and we want to give up Sometimes… Continue reading Sometimes we cry…

Poetry

Tortured soul

Tortured Soul In that moment of clarity I see the grace of God In that moment of love I see the Universe conspires To bring light and hope To a tortured soul. A soul longing to be free A brilliant mind wanting to take flight A man calling out for salvation And as he traverse… Continue reading Tortured soul