Happiness contd.

Picking up where I left off in my first list of things that make me happy, here are the next additions: The connecting messages, emails and phone calls I sometimes received from loved ones after writing blog posts. Birdsong – outside my window in the mornings, in the early morning dark when out running, or … More Happiness contd.

Holding a paradox

I have found myself turning back to read and re-read the paragraph below a number of times over the past few days. There is something in it that offers profound value, but I feel I need to mull it over and over gently, letting it sink in a little deeper each time. “Embracing the contents … More Holding a paradox

breathing in the fullness of the moon (the fullness of my heart)

Dusk, and the full moon rising. Birdsong all around; traffic in the distance cicadas flexing their tymbals in between.   Breathing in the soft breeze, grass-scented and subtle. Stillness, after a day of constant movement.   Open-hearted, I am suffused with peace, gratitude, awe, joy. Perfectly content to breathe in this moment, each second flowing … More breathing in the fullness of the moon (the fullness of my heart)

quietening the mind

The stillness of a moment Of just being. Breathing into inner silence Without the incessant chatter of my mind (judging, approving, and constantly narrating); Seeing what is around and within me without need to hold onto, change, react to or filter it. Peace sits within my heart (so deeply familiar, yet it became so rare) … More quietening the mind