I marveled at the opulence and grandeur of the place, the awe inspiring visage it presented … for the glory of God, as it is proclaimed. Oh, I am speaking of St Peter’s Cathedral which I visited recently in Rome. The direction to the Treasury of the cathedral took me into a dimly lit room, … Continue reading A little protest
So after many years, I am attending a church service… at St Paul’s Cathedral, London. Choral Evensong is a different experience, one that I didn’t get to attend often. When words are spoken at me, my intellectual and rational mind gets to work. But when worship and reverence is sung, the heart is called and … Continue reading Positive space
A quiet Saturday and she, feeling a little under the weather, picked this episode to watch on Netflix. Once again, I am grateful to be given this moment to catch another glimpse into the beautiful soul of this young woman. I was keeping her company, something I know she values much when comfort is needed. … Continue reading Food bliss
I re-read "Eat, Pray, Love" following a conversation with a girlfriend. This Elizabeth Gilbert memoir swept the world, well the Western world, by storm in 2006 when it was published. I read it then, was rather nonplussed, and shelved the book in my collection. I had no idea why I was compelled to re-read it … Continue reading Eat.
The promise of a movie night, with a simple dinner and a little sugar-filled treat we had bought for later. All seemed in place. She picked an apocalyptic movie – humanity’s only survivors from a climate disaster on a train to nowhere under the control of the greedy in power. Twenty minutes in and I’d … Continue reading Apocalyptic movie or documentary?
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
I stopped looking for happiness. Not because I don’t want to be happy, or that I don’t believe in its existence. I stopped looking for happiness because it does not serve me, this constant evaluation of my state of happiness and this relentless searching and eventual disappointment. There is no ‘right-er’ state for me than … Continue reading Le bonheur mon cheri
To all who care and love: To let go does not mean to stop caring, it means I can’t do it for someone else. To let go is not to cut myself off, it’s the realization I can’t control another. To let go is not to enable, but allow learning from natural consequences. To … Continue reading Letting Go Takes Love
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…
Have we sought answers from a Higher Being, from the Universe, from God ... for the path to nirvana, to Enlightenment, to heaven...? Haven't we ask 'why' or 'why me' to the powers above? Are we nonetheless searching for calm, peace, beautiful, ... or merely a way through our struggles? Our lack, our struggle, our … Continue reading They are not what they appear to be…maybe