As I write this in early April, we are emerging from Winter and all around, the energies are shifting. The sun brings its welcome warmth and it is as if everything is waking up from a deep sleep.
Continue reading “Planting Seeds”
The air is full of promise and in the exuberance of Spring, we have a sense of new beginnings.
For many, the idea of taking time to meditate can seem like wishful thinking. When it seems as though there are not enough hours in the day, meditation can be a nice idea, which we’ll definitely try sometime – one day when we’re not so busy!
Continue reading “Making Time”
Meditation can involve both wandering and wondering! The mind wanders and when we find it difficult to quieten our thoughts, we may decide that we are no good at meditation and so give up. It helps to remember that the mind will always judge and criticize our attempts to be still.
The mind is outraged at being sidelined and this is part of its defense. We can choose to understand and accept that.
Continue reading “Turning Up”
I was working in an office that overlooked a river, running through the centre of town. It was good to be able to step outside and take a refreshing break by the water. A heron often visited here, swooping gracefully down, to the delight of those passing by.
People would stop and take a moment to watch as the heron stood very still by the water, providing a picture of poise and a focus for a moment of calm reflection.
Continue reading “A Heron Messenger”