When I Am Here (A Poem)

When I am Here,

The world,

Every moment –

(Although just this one) –

Is caked

In an unfathomable peace.

The Healing Power of Space

Life can seem so cruel at times. I recently heard of a friend’s sudden loss, and cannot imagine the pain she must be going through. What are we supposed to say to someone whose wounds are still fresh? “I’m sorry”? I can’t see how that helps, and personally I try to avoid saying it. DoContinue reading “The Healing Power of Space”

Life Lessons from Water

If you have read books on philosophy, especially eastern philosophy, like Bodhidharma, Lao Tzu and Zhuangzi (the guy who didn’t know whether he was a man dreaming of being a butterfly, or a butterfly dreaming it was a man), you will have no doubt come across insights that have come about by observing water. YouContinue reading “Life Lessons from Water”

Wee Words for the Weekend

Today I thought I would share with you an excerpt from one of my favourite books. I’ve chosen a section from The Prophet, by Kahlil Gibran. I’ve bought several copies of this book over the years and gave them away to friends who said, “What’s it about?” The copy I currently have was bought inContinue reading “Wee Words for the Weekend”