I haven’t been writing much lately (too busy enjoying myself) so I thought I’d forego the usual Sunday rhyme time and try a bit of weekend wittering instead. What’s up with the bees? Our resident bees are still nesting outside the bedroom window and it’s a hive of activity! My how they’ve grown. Last time … Continue reading Weekend Wittering
Too many thoughts to meditate? Think about this…
Penny for them? If I had a penny for each one of my thoughts I’d probably be able to buy a sizeable island in the South Pacific, where I could spend my days arguing with myself in peace. You’re never alone when you have a noisy brain; there’s always a voice inside waiting to start … Continue reading Too many thoughts to meditate? Think about this…
Blogging: rediscovering the why
My blogging has become sporadic of late. I'd felt like taking a break for a while, then one week I didn’t post, and kept not posting. The longer I didn't post, the harder it became to dive back in. Since then I’ve dipped my toe a few times, but it’s proving hard to regain my … Continue reading Blogging: rediscovering the why
Nottingham Knockers: the conundrum of trusting the Universe in a world where not everyone got the ‘we are all one’ memo.
If you’re a regular to my blog you’ll know I have a generally optimistic view of the world. I’ve always preferred to err on the side of giving people the benefit of the doubt, but on a few occasions this has led me into situations where my trust was misplaced and I’ve paid the price. … Continue reading Nottingham Knockers: the conundrum of trusting the Universe in a world where not everyone got the ‘we are all one’ memo.
‘The ultimate, hidden truth of the world is that it is something we make and could just as easily make differently’ – David Graeber
We all saw it during the pandemic, didn’t we? Our ability to quickly and, relatively easily, adapt to new ways of doing things: children didn't go to school, people didn't go to work and loungewear became the season's must have attire. Yet now normality has resumed, so the possibility of doing things differently also seems … Continue reading ‘The ultimate, hidden truth of the world is that it is something we make and could just as easily make differently’ – David Graeber
We got the van, man: let the van life adventures begin
Eighteen months ago we had our first camper van adventure and I convinced myself van life was the family holiday life for us. I began the search for a van and we had a couple more rental adventures, but I couldn’t quite bring myself to commit to any of the vans I saw, and if … Continue reading We got the van, man: let the van life adventures begin
Too many things on your to-do list? Read this.
The never-ending to-do list circles around your head as the cranial pressure mounts, a rising wave of ‘too many things to do, not enough time’ crashes over you, accompanied by a slight twitch in your left eye and the start of a headache that promises to thwart your attempts at crossing more items off the … Continue reading Too many things on your to-do list? Read this.
Many holes, no water: the pursuit of mastery
I’ve always had this feeling that I’ve never gone quite deep enough with anything to consider myself skilled at it. The term ‘mastery’ floats around in education and self-development circles. It simply means proficiency, but all too often I read it in terms of superiority or domination and for that reason I don’t like it … Continue reading Many holes, no water: the pursuit of mastery
Questions without answers: exploring themes of longing and trust
I’m reading To Shake the Sleeping Self by Jedidiah Jenkins. My friends bought it for my birthday; it’s about a guy who reaches his thirties and realises he hasn’t really lived, so he’s never really discovered much about himself. He drops everything and leaves his comfort zone firmly in the rear view to bike from … Continue reading Questions without answers: exploring themes of longing and trust
A different kind of knowing
Some of my poems refer to ‘knowing’ in a sense that is more than accumulated knowledge or facts. I’ve only become consciously aware of this type of knowing over the past couple of years, but listening to an Eckhart Tolle podcast recently I’ve begun to realise I've always instinctively leaned into this kind of non-conceptual … Continue reading A different kind of knowing