I want to thank all the readers for your comments on Coping in hard times and The ups and downs of life and after reflecting on all the comments I thought I would like to make a new post with your suggestions and comments. These are your suggestions and comments, I start here: “As I retire for … Continue reading Reflecting on Your Comments
Joy lies in the fight, in the attempt, in the suffering involved, not in the victory itself"Mahatma Gandhi I have to admit, as a creative individual I have experienced ups and downs of emotions, which over time, I have come to learn is quite natural and useful in creativity; yet after suffering depression I found … Continue reading The ups and downs of life.
Coping in hard times and finding a meaningful life through hope and joy. The joy of living, Lake Malawi, 2013, M NoffkeA spider spins her web in the hope of catching her prey, 2014, M Noffke.In Africa: curios - plastic chicken and wire bicycle, 2003 Making meaning through art. Our present world The world is … Continue reading Coping in hard times
I have written about growing older recently, here at My Aging Autumn Years , but that doesn't mean that we feel old or feel sad about getting older. It means that we are preparing for a meaningful retirement when it comes because we love life. We want to embrace life. So in order to live our … Continue reading I Love Life.
Are you connected to your inner fire? Do you need refreshing or reviving? Or are you feeling inspired for the next season? You may think I am crazy because many of you know that your spirits are flagging with the ongoing onslaught of Covid 19. In order to get through this ordeal we need to … Continue reading May your inner fire burn brightly.
Still your worried mind; breathe in deeply and make a conscious effort to get in touch with Peace. Ask Peace to be your friend as you go through these trials.
Let go of restrictions of boundaries that crush and curtail Squeezing expectations smaller the reduction of your Actions And beliefs Let go of restriction Of fear and small mindedness Saying ‘I can’t’ and ‘I won’t’ Making you shrink back Into your shell. Let go of restriction Of legalistic piety and adherence That … Continue reading Restrictions of the mind.
Journal entry 21/08/2012 I met Dr Aaron Ndhluni today. He will be looking after me as my surgeon. He is nice, reassuring, warm, kind, and has a sense of humour. I am blessed that Derek has made provision for a hospital fund and insurance for the gap cover for the 5 dread diseases. We shook … Continue reading Cancer continued: meeting my surgeon
'Feelings and river sounds' accompany Week 3 Making space for feelings compassionately from the Mojo Diary. You don't need to have read the book to use the meditation which you can find here 'Feelings and river sounds' We can experience feelings anytime but uncomfortable ones often emerge when we experience challenges. Meditation and awareness can … Continue reading Meditation: making space for feelings.
Sometimes I wake up feeling down, I guess we all do once in a while. It can be a horrible feeling especially if you have experienced a lengthy bout of depression at some point. I have experienced the ongoing gnaw of depression and the need for antidepressants. I use to fear that I might go … Continue reading Waking up down.