Twelve days, and it’s probably one of the longest period of absence from my blog. And in this “quiet” period, I’ve been spending time doing the things I love and with the ones I love, all in service of a certain malaise that hit. Long moments of reflection and pondering, of re-establishing a solid ground... Continue Reading →
One must not only exist, one must be alive; live life to the fullest... And so they say. The narrative of striving and being more is around us, yet interpreted at times as an accumulation of status, power and material wealth. Am I existing if I have the love of friends and family? Am I... Continue Reading →
Rejection…in whatever form, in whichever sphere, is never pleasant. For some, it reinforces the sense of unworthiness and the gap of disconnection widens. For what is rejection, except to say “you are not one of us”, thus conflicting with our human need to belong. Or is it? A felt sense, rejection is a perceived condition.... Continue Reading →
I crept into the back of the Hall as the speaker began. I had made sure I would be a little late so everyone was seated and facing the stage at the front. I didn’t want her to see me, not quite sure what that reception was to be – pleasure, anger, embarrassment… This was... Continue Reading →
Looking out into the grey mountain skies remembering where I've been wondering where the road will lead; There is magic in the shimmering rain that falls in the light peering through the future remains. ~ FlorenceT I am not my mistakes, But God knows, I've made a few. I started to question the angels,... Continue Reading →
Things will be different this Christmas, and my intention is to not judge how it unfolds nor what it will be. Yet much will be the same, like this star on our tree. We took turns placing the star on our Christmas tree each year. My little star, who is no longer little, is finally... Continue Reading →
This is summer… Summer in Australia officially began on 1 December. With all that has happened and ‘life’ continuing to be busy, my conscious mind did not acknowledge the changing seasons. To be honest spring came and went in a flurry of activity and minimal appreciation. I speak of this with a little regret. That... Continue Reading →
It has been an incredibly demanding 3 weeks – physically, mentally and psychologically; and it culminated in my speaking at a conference out of town. Well, that was yesterday. And now, sitting here alone in the hotel room I have the opportunity to let it all settle in, within me. All is well. These 3... Continue Reading →
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 →
When I heard this poignant song, these thoughts assaulted me. The idea of difference, and uniqueness... At what point do we accept irreconcilable nature? At what point do we decide, enough is enough? At what point do we own ourselves, both light and shadow? At what point do we stand our ground and reclaim ourselves?... Continue Reading →
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 →
Our sense of self is defined at the point of and through our contact with another. We are changed at every moment we interact with our environment be they people, systems, nature… We are many selfs and we are one.
My guest post on @RonovanWrites
This month’s guest is Florence Thum of Meanings and Musings. Lawyer, Therapist, College Professor, Writer, Blogger, Mother, and more. And no, those are not in any particular order. A lady from Down Under with a lot to say and lot of ways to say it.
As I venture here as a guest still wondering what I could possibly offer on RonovanWrites, I am reminded ‘write what you love’. At the moment, what I love is TIME because I have so little of it. It is what I covet most.
Time cannot be bought, it is beyond my control. If I do nothing, if no one does anything, time will still pass in its own rhythm, in its own time.
Of course my perception of how time passes, the judgment I bring to its passing and to my being in it as it passes, is my own. That…
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For some reason this year I have a hankering for Christmas carols. Perhaps they are reminiscent of the Christmas of my childhood - being in a carol party and the sense of belonging and community, the shared experiences as a family at Christmas time, the carefree and bountious occasion... Perhaps I am reminded this... Continue Reading →