Tag Archives: mindfulness

Snapshots

As my brain is otherwise occupied at the moment… a reblog from six years ago… “It’s a humming bird moth!” said my younger son as he got out of the car. I’d picked him up to fix his suit for … Continue reading

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Deportment for the soul

He passed me the disc, about the size of a small dinner plate and quite heavy. My hands were full of things needing to go through to the kitchen. There was only one thing for it, I placed the disc … Continue reading

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Interpretations

“ … the standard translation of one of the chief scriptures of China refers to the venerable Lao Tse as “the Old Boy”. This sounds comical to European ears, yet it is not so far removed from the words of … Continue reading

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Chalice

“Empty your mind… empty yourself…you are nothing and nowhere… just floating in the embrace of the universe…” It is a nice idea and one I have heard at the start of many a meditation… and in meditation, such a vision … Continue reading

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The fabric of being

We all know them, that handful of people who cling to a reactionary refusal to own a mobile phone… or turn it on when they do… or bother to check it. Or they don’t really like computers or social media. … Continue reading

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Wayland: White Horse… Stuart France

* But according to some, Wayland has far more onerous responsibilities than shoeing the horses of passing way farers… * A group of local lads were enjoying a drink one evening at the White Horse Inn, Woolstone, when an unknown … Continue reading

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Personal

It is undoubtedly an incredible piece of craftsmanship. It is unbelievably impressive, designed specifically to be awe-inspiring, streaming light and colour into the great cavern of Bath Abbey. It is also just too big to be able to make any … Continue reading

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The heartbeat of eternity

Peering at the faded remains of a dark ‘instant’ photo from the seventies, I felt both close to and distant from the young woman silhouetted against the fence. Her future is my memory. She was still a schoolgirl, yet to … Continue reading

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But what can I do? ~ Jeff Grant

Reblogged from besonian: There is at this time – not surprisingly – in the blogosphere, in the newspapers, the TV and radio news, a whole lot of talk about fear on the one hand, and on the other – hope. … Continue reading

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Making Waves

“I’ll do it.” I found myself with empty hands as my son took over, concern for my dodgy back making him move the heavy sack of soil. There will be many things he cannot help with as we begin to … Continue reading

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