On Christmas day, Thom got up at 3:20am, ran downstairs to have a look under the adorned fake plastic tree yonder and ran back upstairs to tell me, excitedly: We had to get up quickly! these presents under the tree were not going to open themselves. So we had an early start that day... and … Continue reading Joy Ride
Yesterday, I had a lovely time, teaching special yoga in a local disabled centre. We reflected on kindness and on bodhicitta - wishing good things for ourselves, the persons we love, those we don’t like, all the sentient beings around us: the animals - pets and wild - plants, the planet... Everyone! We all enjoyed … Continue reading An encounter with God
Staying still, saying nothing, Even when I'm dying to. But Think. Think: Consequences Before she even attempts To articulate your thoughts.
Brown bird, on the fence Say nothing, stay still. A mindset, a stream. Breathe deep, change the lens No sliding down hill. Life is but a dream.
Birds are always in sync. They always arrive and leave at the right time. Seven years ago, my parents were driving in the French countryside, where they live. My dad noticed a black shape on the side of the road. As he got nearer, he found himself looking into the eyes of a fledgling crow who … Continue reading Corvidae
John is a mechanic. He used to be mobile but now he has his own workshop in an industrial estate. He likes going to the beach - but not sandy ones, because he doesn't like finding sand in his chips. Every Friday evening he goes to the pub after work, for a pint of lagger. … Continue reading Meet John…
Doris wears black shiny shoes with big buckles and rides a chequered black and white Vespa - matching her socks - with a thousand mirrors and headlights on. She has a flock of Orpington chickens in her urban garden and enjoys a very tidy house. Her cat is called Keith Moon. She goes for a … Continue reading Meet Doris…
As I ponder on the meaning of Home I notice the universal sound, Om. Om, Sweet Om - When do we get to go home? Is Om, the sound of our universe, Home? However hard we try, some places will never feel like home. And sometimes we stumble upon a place and our heart sings: … Continue reading Om