Month: January 2018

Harbour’s Night Light

She stops, the gentle collie Tasting the air at the breakwater’s end The day in the car forgotten Enchanted by the dingle ching Of cables and pennants The hiss of moonlight on cold sea The stroking breeze from the eastern sky — And, suddenly, I am thirteen And the sea, unseen And the night, unkissed Have come for me… —- ©Stephen Tanham

Troubled reflections

Originally posted on The Silent Eye:
Have you ever stopped for a minute to consider how much you do because of other people? Not for others, but because of them? There’s a difference, and it is a big one. Doing ‘for’ can have many motivations; love, duty, obligation, care, to name but a few… But what about the ‘because’? And how easy is it…

A Pound of Flesh…

Originally posted on Stuart France:
* For what doth it profit a nation, To gain the world, But lose its land? ?

Listeners…

Originally posted on Sue Vincent's Daily Echo:
Wouldn’t it be great if we all knew how to live and love without needing to be told how? But looking around, it begins to seem as if we have lost that knack.  Instead, we have coaches, psychologists, psychiatrists, mentors, therapists… and look back with almost romantic nostalgia upon simpler times, when the world wasn’t mad…

A poem for 2/23/18

Originally posted on The Light Behind the Story:
Sitting with irrational fears is worth an exploration. This is what came through today: Relax into the faith of unknowing Time whispers promises to those who wait Unfolding through the now of the eternal present Unwraps the gift of the self ♥ Let go of the shield of delusions Fear gripping the heart wears a false…

Reflections on free will

What does it mean to have ‘free will’? It’s a phrase that is used very casually, as though it carries an identical meaning to us all. It’s particularly important if you want to pursue a path of mystical self-development, since the whole idea of ‘will’ is a central concept of work on the self. What is will? We take its very existence for granted, … Read More Reflections on free will

Nook by Stairs

  We meet up for a bowl and brew When winter days are short And darkness fills the edge of hours And shortens lives too far apart 🔻 The muddy Collie, winding stairs Are worth the sodden ball and park The panting dog with coursing blood Now flops, no more to chase and bark 🔻 I leave the table free for you While shaking … Read More Nook by Stairs

The Sacredness of Life (and why I’m not a vegan)

Originally posted on The Light Behind the Story:
? Stone Guardian of a Mountain ? This is a post I have been wanting to write for quite some time, but have put off because it can be such a controversial topic. I don’t wish to offend or demean anyone, and I think this is why I also feel so compelled to write this. There…

Cogito…

Life’s a beach…

Originally posted on Sue Vincent's Daily Echo:
I knew it was early, too early to be getting up, and laid there pondering dreams for a while, thinking back through the night. There are many types of dream… the daydreams that lift us from the humdrum world and transport us in imagination to an elsewhere full of possibility… the dreams of what we would…

The Time Vampires

It’s a tough one, this. I love technology and I have a lasting belief that it has brought us a lot of good… but a nasty feeling that we are touching some of its ‘dark edges’; brought on, not because of the technology, itself, but because of the motive for profit and dominance inherent in the power that a few mega-companies wield. Such companies … Read More The Time Vampires

Finding the jewel…

Originally posted on The Silent Eye:
“You are beautiful.” “You are love.” “You are light.” “Whatever you can imagine can be yours.” I am fed up of reading these feelgood assertions, offered as a placebo and generously sprinkled with glitter and fairydust. There is nothing wrong with the words themselves, but I grow increasingly frustrated by the way they are often used. They have…

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