"Hands of Compassion” by Mayumi Oda. In these challenging times we get to see a lot of people - especially women - rising and standing up for their voices to be heard. After decades of feminism, western women have become strong and powerful. "The fight isn't over" I hear some of you say. Sure. But … Continue reading The Modern Bodhisattva
I have been painting a lot lately... To unwind and center myself after some pretty hectic days, trying to keep up with Boy's home-ed schedule. ...Lego club, Crafts group, gymnastics, climbing... And other social meet ups, walks in the woods - in the dark and in the mud - a visit to the hair dresser's... … Continue reading “You know the day destroys the night”..
Sometimes, there is no time for Whys or How(l)s. Owls just appear. Suddenly. The past is History. The future, a mystery. Now is a gift. For my little owlet...
In Buddhism, Green Tara is often referred to as the women's ally. Her mantra is : oṃ tāre tu tāre ture soha. "Tārā also embodies many of the qualities of feminine principle. She is known as the Mother of Mercy and Compassion. She is the source, the female aspect of the universe, which gives birth … Continue reading Making peace with reality
The colours of my soul spread on the paper dripping through that brush expanding at the contact of water in wet paper. the brush slides my soul colours spread themselves, mixing with one another. it's a dance, it's a rythm it's a song.
As I watch you playYour favourite seaside gameOn a windy dayI see, what a shame,I wasn't even watching.At the time, back thenI was just busy talkingHiding in my denIn my head, my thoughtsI didn't see the beautyHappening in front me.Luckily Tara filmed itAnd now I got to watch A tiny part of my lifeThat had somehow … Continue reading I shed a tear
SciaticaHeart AcheBulged disc.YogaWhat the heck?Back twist.ArnicaSeized neckProlapsed disc.Old MicraRusty brakeNo fix.New MicraRattling snakeBad Clutch disc.SupernovaOf mistakesFinancial risk...AlmaMatters on deckand improvised tricks."A rainbow greyhound, as they are in Floorland".
"Life is a journey, not a destination" - Ralph Waldo Emerson. Our world has been turned upside down recently, as we moved house... We left an old cottage in the woods for a more urban dwelling in a very quiet town on the edge of the forest. We had to readjust a little bit to … Continue reading Creativity as a Daily Practice…
Thom, when he was a few days old... I wrote about it here at the time. Exactly five years ago, I was just embarking on a journey, a journey of self - discovery, though I didnt realise it at the time. Something beautiful happened, but not the way I had planned. I was in for … Continue reading 5 years