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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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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Singapore

I have just returned from a week in Singapore, visiting my son and daughter-in-law. The precious hours we spent together were interspersed with a solitude enriched by the visual feast provided by this fascinating multi-cultural country. Most mornings I would wander around Arab Street and its environs, one of my favourite parts of the city, … More Singapore

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