https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4U3OcHxY1A Last week I wrote about reflection in I turned around And I saw my reflection In it I explain about reflecting on several issues such as a conversation, a dream or an action. Today I want to reflect on Trauma. What is trauma? First let’s consider what the opposite of trauma is. That would … Continue reading Trauma
When I dream
Or meditate a while
I am restored to wholeness
Ready for action.
My question is: 'have we given ourselves wings to fly and created roots for ourselves?'
As I took my early morning walk and my feet crunched through the dry leaves that had fallen I thought about how it is Autumn for me - going on for Winter; while it is Spring - coming out of Winter for some friends of mine in the Northern hemisphere. I decided I would like to share with you my contemplative thoughts about Winter.
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.
Life is Not about dancing the show But rather dancing your dance Elegantly or awkwardly With dignity. It is about singing the song in your heart Each song, a gift which plays its part. It is about living the drama Moment by moment With exhilaration; Of embracing the unknown; Of seeing the illustrations … Continue reading Life is not a performance
I have always felt uncomfortable writing about my cancer but I feel like I owe it to others who might need to hear about my story. Anybody can google the facts about cancer but I want to try to portray my experience as vividly as possible. My friend had just gone for a mammogram check-up … Continue reading Discovering I had cancer.
Something I figured out quite late in life, at 56 years old, is that doing what is good for me can really be pleasant and valuable. Yesterday I referred to the gremlin that sits on my shoulder and scoffs at me, well it is related to Kill-Joy, the saboteur, which makes everything as difficult as … Continue reading Doing what is good for yourself.
Holding your self in compassion is the third topic in the Mojo diary. This is an act of loving yourself more. How then are we to show ourselves love if we do not know love in the first place? Our challenge is not to understand and know why we are not loved but to learn … Continue reading Loving kindness