Stand still, stand still and stop the sun! (May Sarten) Sunday afternoons are when I head to my poetry books, mindfulness texts and the laptop to make my notes for the meditation sessions I’ll be running in the week ahead. And here I am…blank page and a blank mind. Well, it feels like a blank mind but an … More Stop. Breathe. Wonder.
A Window Opens Somewhere: on being with ‘not knowing’ Donald Rumsfeld famously said, ‘There are known knowns…, known unknowns…and unknown unknowns.’ As I remember, his quote received quite a bit of comedic response. But at the time I heard this it did make me stop in my tracks. The concept of unknown unknowns had never … More That Mindful Monday Moment
Happy National Haiku Day! Not only is this weekend an important celebration or holiday for many, it’s also National Haiku Day. ‘Hoorah! Put down the chocolate egg and pass me my haiku anthology immediately,’ I hear you cry! But you could do worse than searching out a Haiku today, or looking up how to write a … More A Breath Between Two Moments – in praise of the Haiku
Side-Stepping the Perfectionism Parrot “Perfection is the enemy of good,’ said Voltaire. I can’t tell you how often I’ve stared at the blank screen or the empty page – into the silence of the unknown – and actually felt butterflies in my stomach at the thought that I might be about to create total c**p! Letting … More That Mindful Monday Moment