Poetry

What stops us flapping?

“Never regret thy fall, O Icarus of the fearless flight For the greatest tragedy of them all Is never to feel the burning light. ” ― Oscar WildeI want to dance. “What stops you?” I believe within myself that I should… that I should so many things… “What stops you?” I will carry on the [...]

By |2017-12-20T14:58:03+00:00November 30th, 2011|Being Yourself, Confidence, Poetry|1 Comment

Updating Ben Franklin

You may well have heard of Benjamin Franklin, he was very influential as a writer and statesman in the 1700s, mainly in the USA and France. He wrote a series of blogs (ok, ok, not really blogs, but printed sheets that were handed out on the street-ernet for 1c) which were extremely popular. His blogging [...]

By |2017-12-20T14:58:03+00:00November 27th, 2011|Being Yourself, Confidence, Poetry, Virtues|0 Comments

Boston Paradox

Favourite cities in the world include Boston (USA), Adelaide (Australia), Christchurch (New Zealand) and Cape Town (South Africa) This photo was taken in 2010 while in Boston. The poem was just written - now.

By |2017-12-20T14:58:03+00:00November 23rd, 2011|Peace, Poetry|0 Comments

Sweep your obligations away

Some years ago I had a work colleague called Pichai who lives in Thailand, and he felt an obligation to sweep the gravel at a Buddhist temple till his hands bled, in order to meet the requirements of compassion to allow his parents to be at peace… The responsibility he felt caused physical harm, and [...]

By |2017-12-20T14:58:03+00:00November 16th, 2011|Peace, Poetry|1 Comment

Losing a Child – Gaining Peace

How can eternal love exist? We know within ourselves that we make mistakes, and fail to be what we desire, for ourselves, let alone those we wish to love. How is it we are capable of the flow of a river from our hearts to the lake of another, if our human heart is dry, [...]

By |2017-12-20T14:58:04+00:00September 2nd, 2011|Love, Peace, Poetry|0 Comments

Rest In Peace.

“If we are not fully ourselves, truly in the present moment, we miss everything.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh Rest In Peace, RIP,  what was commonly put on gravestones, seems like a strange title for a blog post! However we should not be waiting till we die to rest in peace, we can do it now. I listened to [...]

By |2017-12-20T14:58:04+00:00August 29th, 2011|Peace, Poetry|3 Comments

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