Being alive, Pain, Poetry, Reflection


She stays silent, her voice soft, untested drowned by clamoring thoughts, She keeps numb, swallowing her desires, never spoken for who would heed? Flashes of light and thunder declares, look at me, but like rain clouds that pass everyday, no one misses her coming and going. She bides her time for one day she could… Continue reading Silence

Reflection, Spirit & Soul, The Self

It’s a mystery

Silence is mystery. That which you can name or label, that which you can interpret or express, that which you can analyse or explain, they are not silent. Silence for me dwells in the indescribable, that which I have no desire and no ability to explain in words but only to experience. You will know… Continue reading It’s a mystery

Living life, Nostalgia, Reflection, Spirit & Soul

The luxury of quiet … and choice

I am pretty lucky. I live close to modern amenities but not close enough to encounter sensory overload. I have flexible work hours. I have the privilege of choosing where I work so long as I get the work done, and how I work so long the work is of sound quality. With relative freedom… Continue reading The luxury of quiet … and choice

Beauty, Being alive, Haiku, Poetry

Stillness #Haiku 244

Silence, my soul’s balm Frantic lives spin, intruding Be still, be present. ~ FlorenceT   When storms come, stay still. Hush! Listen. A symphony. Glorious beauty. ~ FlorenceT   The haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #244. This week's prompt words are sound and motion. If you are interested in participating, go to RonovanWrites and check… Continue reading Stillness #Haiku 244

Being alive, Poetry

In silence

In a world filled with too much noise and stimulation, distracting and seeking our attention... I share this poem with you as we enter the weekend. May you find stillness and the will to silence to contemplate ... In Silence Be still Listen to the stones of the wall. Be silent, they try To speak… Continue reading In silence

Being alive, Poetry

Today I practise

Today I practise silence Silence of the age-old sage Silence that rings far and wide Silence that holds a thousand dreams. Today I practise patience Patience of an old soul Patience that carries many faiths Patience that embraces its own truths. Today I practise stillness Stillness of the prayerful nun Stillness that transcends worldly knowns… Continue reading Today I practise

Living life, Spirit & Soul, The Self

Hold yourself in silence…

A man is known by the silence he keeps.    ~ Oliver Herford   The word ‘silence’ resonates, always have. It brings visions of Vast luscious land... Crisp morning air... Sparkling dew drops... Gentle river flowing... Melodic chirping of bellbirds... Not a soul in sight... And Me, in that place, is merely observing… not a rift… Continue reading Hold yourself in silence…

Living life, Spirit & Soul, The Self

Meditation? For love and power…

"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…

Quotes, Rejuvenate, The Self

Come away from the din

‘Come away from the din. Come away to the quiet fields, over which the great sky stretches, and where, between us, and the stars, there lies but silence; and there, in the stillness let us listen to the voice that is speaking within us.’               Jerome K Jerome   Today, I choose to leave... to… Continue reading Come away from the din