A section of a forest a painting, in oxides by Morag Noffke What do you long for? When we have everything we need and everything is at our finger tips we might take things for granted. Now in this time of Lock-down where I live we aren’t allowed to go for walks. I miss the … Continue reading Lock-down Longing
In the early hours of the morning, when it is still dark and the cock begins to crow I slowly surfaced to hear the rural sounds of Mwani, the place we were camping. I could also hear the cockerel; and the ducks quacking, geese honking; dogs barking and howling; the sounds of repetitive singing by … Continue reading Prince Sibeso at Zambezi River.
HAIKU Joy heard in presence autumn rustling in the wind bird song-twittering. 'Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it everyday.' -Henri Nouwen. Take care - Choose Joy, it is your gift. Bird song-twittering.
I became scared because I was all alone. I paced up and down but still Derek didn’t appear. I waited and waited. Then my mind began to go crazy with scary ideas.
Eventually the dryness and sandiness got to me and I started longing for green grass and trees again.
Our main goal was getting to Etosha Nature Reserve. I had heard so much about since I was a teenager and I was excited to see all the wild animals. I had been to the Kruger National Park and seen lions, elephants, leopards etc. , but nothing could prepare me for what I was going … Continue reading Visting Etosha Nature Reserve.
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.
First tell both your ‘inner critic’ and ‘inner logic-planner’, ‘thank you for your input but I don’t need you right now’, and turn the volume button right down. Then invite your inner observer into your forest bathing experience.
When I dream
Or meditate a while
I am restored to wholeness
Ready for action.
The infamous goat kraal that we had to look out for, to make a right turn in order to find the Namibian border.