The Creative Life

It has been a while since I blogged. The new year began and life became busy after the usual January hiatus.  I have been finishing my novel – more than five years in the writing, and after numerous drafts – and wrestling with the issues raised by the creative process. For a long time I … More The Creative Life

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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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The Awakening

I’m tackling a big subject today: one which is grounded in an insight which presented itself after a long period of silence and, as is so often the way, while I was doing something else entirely. It intrigues me how the intuitive seeds germinate in the darkness of the unconscious, growing, in obscurity, until they … More The Awakening

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Sunsets

It has been quite some time since I blogged, travel and the holiday season having claimed my attention. Among the many photographs I have taken recently (photography being my latest obsession), sunsets have given me the most pleasure. There is something about the transcendent colours, the illuminated clouds, and the restful sense that day is … More Sunsets

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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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