“I’ve begun to realize that you can listen to silence and learn from it. It has a quality and a dimension all its own.” ― Chaim Potok, The Chosen January seems such a long time ago, but this year, it was very different. It was a month where I lived in a partial world of […]Read More My temporary wold of silence
“Words are pale shadows of forgotten names. As names have power, words have power. Words can light fires in the minds of men. Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts.” ― Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind If you haven’t worked out what the acronym is, it is “Happy New Year to You […]Read More HNYTYAY – 3 words for 2019
“Sadly, my socks are like snowflakes, no two are exactly alike.” ― Graham Parke I bet the title of this blog post made you stop and do a double take for a moment. “Using socks to meditate? How”, you ask. There is a large discussion that goes on as to whether you wear certain items […]Read More Using socks to meditate
“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.” ― Leonardo da Vinci No, I am not an artist, nor even a painter. My craft is the more mundane, that of an experienced DIY’er. The house I currently live in is an old house and […]Read More Meditating when you paint
“Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people. ” ― Franklin D. Roosevelt Outside of work and the family, one of my hobbies is helping out in the scouting movement. I remember when I was a youngster, being a cub scout and going to camps. […]Read More A walk in the woods, time for peace
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” ― Bernard M. Baruch Our lives are ordered by the things that we do. The activities that we undertake and the results or outcomes that are achieved. We have developed our learning and development […]Read More Doing verse Being
“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” ― Aristotle In the beginning, there was….. A raisin. “A what? What on earth are you going on about?” Let me explain and it will all become clear. One of the first; possibly the most basic of all mindfulness practices, is called the Raisin Practice. It is […]Read More In the Beginning there was….