Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Tossing a Coin

I think this is a little gem of real wisdom!!  How simple things can really be and we get all complicated with our analysis paralysis; or I do anyway with my having-to-please nature!!

Sunday, 18 August 2013

A little bit of art

I like this little piece of artistic expression.  It's called 'the goddess' but I don't have the artist's name...

Friday, 16 August 2013


A friend shared her photos of a sunbird that frequents her garden, and I so loved the photos that I had to share them. They are such lovely little birds, and the message from the sunbird in my set of birdcards (Jane Toerien and Joyce van Dobben,) is just so beautiful that I needed to share some of that too.  So if you see a sunbird today, this is the message ...

"Sunbirds are the most beautiful, irredescent jewels, that make us rejoice in the sheer beauty and wonder of the natural world.  These exquisite little nectar seekers carry the precious energy of abundance.  They speak to us of the richness of our lives and remind us that there is a bountiful nature that supports and nourishes us with its sweet offerings.  Sunbirds fly in pairs, and remind us also of the joy of a shared passage through life.  A sunbird in your garden is like a precious little jewel, sent by God to remind you that the abundance of the universe is yours to enjoy."

Thursday, 15 August 2013

It doesn't interest me ...

I was recently given an audio of some of David Whyte's poems.  I love how he reads the poems (sometimes a bit too quick) but I enjoy the repetition of certain lines as it gives you an opportunity to really hear what he is saying and to take it in.  I really enjoy this poem and thought I would share it ...

Self Portrait

It doesn't interest me if there is one God
or many gods.
I want to know if you belong or feel
If you know despair or can see it in others.
I want to know 
if you are prepared to live in the world
with its harsh need
to change you. If you can look back
with firm eyes
saying this is where I stand. I want to know
if you know 
how to melt into that fierce heat of living
falling toward
the center of your longing. I want to know
if you are willing
to live, day by day, with the consequence of love
and the bitter
unwanted passion of your sure defeat.
I have heard, in that fierce embrace, even
the gods speak of God.
  -- David Whyte

Aimee Larson-Stoddard has a lovely analysis of the poem if you would like to delve into it more. Here is the link:  Analysis of the poem


Thursday, 1 August 2013

The Innovation of Loneliness

I thought this little clip has some valuable food for thought in it ...

The Innovation of Loneliness