Living life, Reflection, Spirit & Soul, The Self

Artificial interventions

Note to self: pay attention to the road. But the random thoughts... Driving along, and noticing council workers “trimming” flora that lined the side of the roads. “Trimming” in this instance was in fact a savage cutting down to create a straight short edge ensuring little or none impeded the thoroughfare of pedestrians and vehicles.… Continue reading Artificial interventions

Beauty, Being alive, Haiku, Poetry

Soulless #Haiku 214

lacking gold and praise fool to regret, if with all you have not your soul? ~ FlorenceT   This haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #214. This week's prompt words are lack and fool. If you are interested in participating, go to RonovanWrites and check out his weekly challenge published every Monday - it comes with… Continue reading Soulless #Haiku 214

Contemplate, Music, Spirit & Soul


It's that time of the year... and demands on us heighten. This is a beautiful meditation to lighten the load for a little while, and to refresh your senses through the vibrational forces within. So Hum is a contemplative meditation which translates to "I am That". "That" meaning all creation and the universe.    … Continue reading OM SO HUM

Living life, Spirit & Soul, The Self

How love turns pain into purpose – Stephen Hayes

Disclaimer: what this video is not - an academic talk on psychology. What it is - an inspiring personal account of the transformative power of love in the face of human struggles and difficulties. Enjoy! "... I stood up inside a promise - never again, I will not run from me." Stephen Hayes   ~… Continue reading How love turns pain into purpose – Stephen Hayes

Being alive, Living life, Poetry, Spirit & Soul, The Self

Sometimes… you have to stop

This poem touched something in me today. A reminder to stop... to consider where I am, where I am going. It is a reminder in these turbulent times to breathe, consciously and mindfully. It is a gentle tap on my mental shoulder to not be carried away by fear of what could go wrong, by… Continue reading Sometimes… you have to stop

Spirit & Soul, The Self

Cherish your dreams and hopes…

The rain beats down incessantly.  The sky without a hint of blue, grey clouds hovering. The damp in the air sends chills through me, the cold unceasing. Perhaps there is something to be said for synchronicity. So on a day of tears and gloom, I sit down to write about nurturing, seeking to add my… Continue reading Cherish your dreams and hopes…

In relationship, Spirit & Soul

Love and Power

Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. Tao Te Ching, Chapter 33 Love and power are mutually exclusive. Or are they? I had wondered if one can love and still be a force to be reckoned with. If one loves, and is thus compassionate… Continue reading Love and Power