For the weekend, read or listen... let the words seep into you. Hokusai says, by Roger Keyes Hokusai says look carefully. He says pay attention, notice. He says keep looking, stay curious. He says there is no end to seeing He says look forward to getting old. He says keep changing, you just get … Continue reading Hokusai says… let life live through you
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
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?
Time flew, and I am aware of a habit of mine – that I don’t do things by half. Either I’m in or I’m out. When the choice is made and I’m in, I give it my best. This is a “work ethic” which I have operated on these decades of my life. To compound … Continue reading a complete experience
These past few months have been a meditation of sorts - on the meaning of life not on the grand scale but on the minutiae of everyday living, mine; and on the impact this life has on those around me. We live in relationship to each other after all, whether we acknowledge it or not. … Continue reading A meditation
The mysterious mountains this afternoon was engulfed in fog. As I drove through the fog, the view barely visible 5 meters beyond, the mystery of what’s within the purple grey hues teased my imagination. Looking out the windscreen, I saw the outline of trees hidden in the breaths of this ancient magnificent land. In that … Continue reading A foggy day…
Meditation, mindfulness and a good therapist… that should set me straight for the rest of my life 😀 Seriously though, everyone needs a sounding board, someone who would listen without judgment and one whom we trust would do so, someone who knows us and gives us space and the occasional “push” for us to realise … Continue reading Back on the wagon
A new year, and what will it have in store for us? Facebook has been showing me astrology posts for 2018… Why? Probably because my curiosity got the better of me at times and I clicked into these posts which purported to reveal my future. Sometimes they bring a smile as my heart gladdens at … Continue reading What I’m learning from astrology
It hit me laying there still thinking (as the idea for this post popped into my head 🙂 ) about whether I should tell her to go hard. This session was meant to help and serve a purpose. And therefore she should ‘dig in’ to get rid of the knots that have formed. Odd, but … Continue reading A “nothing” massage?
It was masked in righteous indignation and criticism because they were easier to tap into. The holier-than-thou feeling of ‘how could people not see this’, and ‘how could they be so mean’… The suppositions that everyone ought to see or be, and when they don’t, their actions were intentionally hurtful… I noticed moments after they … Continue reading We touch lives…
Today is strange in that I do not know what to make of it. My mind struggles with labels. In many ways I am grateful for the year that has passed, for the voices of support, the strong arms which held, the love enfolding. I am grateful for a life continuing to unfold with ‘yes’ … Continue reading Let it be…
Conscious being, some of us are and at some of the time. When a certain insight hits us, those ‘a-ha’ moments (no, I don’t mean the Norwegian pop group), when our attention is focused on another for his or her sake, when we are attuned to our impact on the world around us. Been here? … Continue reading Living conscious – Are you there yet?
RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 77 with prompt word - New, Year Annual laments scream Life proceeding, nothing new But conscious choices. - FlorenceT © 2015 FlorenceT Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal rights over this work. Background image: Stepping Stones by Ekoboryu
Time drifts into a path of mayhem without a destination. Setting my course on the waters of peace and calm. I turn my fate toward that which holds my compass true. There is no turning back once truth has been found. Does your life fear reality in all it's frayed tapestry? Do your hours … Continue reading Drifting: in Love and Happiness.
It's the halfway point for Mindful in May. May which seasonally is autumn here in Australia. I have meditated daily for 2 weeks now - honoring a commitment I made. Well, a good cause motivates. Also having told the world about it, well, this lady's got pride! 🙂 So far so good, and loving it. … Continue reading Halfway there – an update
Change is inevitable in life, and I have written much about this here. Some of us react to change in a maladaptive manner that can be injurious to self, some respond with equanimity and acceptance, and many of us do a bit of both. We are after all human, and a little flawed :-). And … Continue reading A mindful journey
This poem has been on my fridge door for close to 10 years now...ever ready to remind me to stop, to breathe, to see and hear, to appreciate, to be. Do you have reminders that keep you grounded? That make you pause and re-think, re-do, re-live... So as we approach our weekends, may we feel … Continue reading Slow dance…
Be mindful of the present moment Let what is happening deepens... Namaste! - FlorenceT © 2015 Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal rights over this work.
"The point [of meditation] is not to improve yourself …but to come back to who you are, the awareness that is your birthright” These are the words of Jack Kornfield, who facilitated the first session of the 'Love and Power' weekend retreat. Jack Kornfield quoted Zen master, Suzuki Roshi who when asked to talk about … Continue reading Meditation? For love and power…