Browsing All posts tagged under »life«

Who Am I?

December 16, 2016

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I've had much going on, therefore many thoughts swimming 'round on what to write. I'm going to dither over what to say and give you the usual rubbish about the thoughts being all jammed up and not knowing where to start. So I might as well get that out of the way. *rolls eyes* I have so many thoughts, I don't know where to start. Here's a little mention on what's been going on in general with me.

All of us every single year, we’re a different person. I don’t think we’re the same person all our lives. ~Steven Spielberg

August 6, 2013

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I realise it has been almost a year since I’ve posted anything, and I have often given myself the little tap on the shoulder, urging myself to write.  But I have not had the desire.  And I’ve been occupied with other matters.  But I’ve found a little time today, and truly, I’ve missed you.  I […]

Busy, Busy

March 2, 2012

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It feels like I've been away forever; I haven't written any really meaningful posts here in a long time and I'm sorry to say that this one is not one of those. Instead, this will be an explanation of why I've been away...

In Soviet Russia, Dog Teach YOU

February 7, 2012

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"Like an express train, barreling down the tracks, it hit me. I should be more like my dog." What I learnt from my dog about being mindful and conscious and how you can add mindfulness to your days.

Life

November 27, 2011

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It seems this is going to get recycled and passed around some.  I just saw this video over at Sarah’s blog and it is lovely, so I found I needed to repost it.  Very inspiring.  If you want to do something, do it.  Make connections with your fellow human beings.  Be something your 13-year-old self […]

I’ve Learned…

November 22, 2011

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Within my lifetime, I've learned many things... especially over the past 6 years. Life will mess a person up. If you don't sit back and think about things, you can spend the rest of your life frustrated and confused. Here are a few things I've gleaned from my observances and interpersonal experiences.

A Word on Gratefulness and Mindfullness

November 21, 2011

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As humans, we usually will go through most of our days on automatic pilot, not really paying attention to the mundane. But in doing that, you could actually be missing out on some really amazing and/or important things.

Do No Harm

November 8, 2011

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Hippocratic Oath. 1 Thessalonians 5:13.  Ahimsa.  Shalom.  ☮.  Codes of various professions’ conduct.  These beliefs and systems all contain a common root – to cause no harm. This mutual vein is something I have been contemplating a great deal recently.  I haven’t been thinking about it in the conventional sense: the concept of peace and […]

My List

November 3, 2011

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As long as I can remember, I’ve avoided making goals for myself.  Why?  Because I don’t want to fail.  Having a goal and not achieving it is worse than having no goals at all.  Goals are too big commitments.  I can just drift aimlessly and see where life takes me.  That way, at least I […]

Hold Fast

November 2, 2011

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You know how... when you have been awake for waaaay too many hours and you get to that point of "everything is hilarious"? This week of studying brought me to something similar, except ... everything was "a-okay" and "awesome". Nothing phased me. And I had this weird calm.

“The real voyage of discovery (or recovery) consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” ~ Marcel Proust

October 28, 2011

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And it’s through those new eyes that you can see the love and the gifts that you are given everyday. This morning, I decided I was going to “treat” myself.  I broke from my routine, came into the living room and lit some candles.  I pulled out the grinder, poured in the coffee beans, hit […]

“Going barefoot is the gentlest way of walking and can symbolise a way of living — being authentic, vulnerable, sensitive to our surroundings. It’s the feeling of enjoying warm sand beneath our toes, or carefully making our way over sharp rocks in the darkness. It’s a way of living that has the lightest impact, removing the barrier between us and nature.” ~ Adele Coombs

October 26, 2011

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Fear keeps many people from doing things.... who would have thought such a simple action as going around barefoot would be one of those things? Why not take the risk? Go for it and see how you feel. You won't be disappointed.

Sunscreen

October 25, 2011

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My song of the day

Everything Changes

October 13, 2011

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Four years ago, I got a call from my mom. Her voice was small, weak and a little raspy. It cracked when the words escaped her: grandpa died. My mouth dropped. My heart stopped. I had no words. I didn’t even have feelings yet. Our conversation is a blur, but I determined to travel with her into town. We arrived at the old house and found the rest of the family preceded us. This time, although it was the entire family reunited, it was nothing like old times. There was sitting. Staring. Quiet. Weeping. Funeral arrangements. We watched the news story about his death. And still, I had not cried. What was I? An emotionless monster?