Peace

Through meditation and self-enquiry Foundational peace is established With clarity and compassion The real work begins

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Gratitude

  I made my way along the tree-lined streets, through fallen leaves and the scattered petals of camellia blossoms. Enjoying the sunshine and the mild, late autumn weather, I began to enumerate all the blessings in my life, and to reflect on the fruits of gratitude practice. I reflected that, having received so much, whether … More Gratitude

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Stones

A littoral meditation.  Birds wheeling Breakers.crashing Foam hissing, Sky reflections At my feet a puffer fish, Shriveled by the sun, Rests beside a shapely stone Still life set in sand. Pebbles strewn by ebbing tide holes where tiny sand crabs hide Seaweed fronds Driftwood dragon Footprints in the sand. * * * * *  

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Waiting

It’s been a little while since I blogged. As a matter of fact, I’m in a holding pattern at the moment, poised on the edge of I know-not-what. I’m making a bit of jewellery, fiddling about with sketch pads and adding notes to the outline of my next novel, but there is no defined path, … More Waiting

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The Way of Silence

Autumn has arrived and, with it, a lessening of energy.  As the need for increased rest curtails my activities, I have found solace in writing, tucked up on the sofa with a cup of tea and Mme Pouqui for company, or sitting in the sun whenever it peeps from behind its veil of clouds. The … More The Way of Silence

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The Wisdom of Trees

Have you ever noticed how much there is to be learned from Nature? On my solitary walks I observe many things, especially the beautiful trees abounding in my neighbourhood, and the more I examine these fellow beings we take so much for granted, the more miraculous they appear.  Their diversity is astonishing, incorporating so many … More The Wisdom of Trees

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My Cat as my Teacher

  This morning my cat, Mme Pouqui, is impatient for her walk.  She has taken to the body harness and leash with alacrity and would spend the whole day wandering with me if she could.  Her body language as she sits by the front door, peering out through the screen at the intriguing world beyond, … More My Cat as my Teacher

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