Category Archives: A Meditation

Order

The Dom Luis bridge crosses the Douro river in Porto, Portugal

Hidden in the maze of lines and angles, an underlying shape and meaning reassuringly appear.

The Great Escape

Our little dog escaped via the front door and gleefully ran through the neighbourhood, totally unaware of the dangers, with J and I and others in hot pursued. I wish I could be as free from fear as he is.

Out of Place

Ever been in a place and wondered how you got there?

This Day

All that is eternal in me welcomes the wonder of this day, the field of brightness it creates offering time for each thing to arise and illuminate.

John O’ Donohue

A Leaf

You’re a leaf scattered by an invisible wind. Don’t you know something is moving you?

Rumi

Suffering

When we carry our small suffering in solidarity with the one universal longing of all humanity, it helps keep us from self-pity or self-preoccupation. We know that we are all in this together, and it is just as hard for everybody else.

Richard Rohr

Impaired Seeing

My prejudices, my residual hurts, my fears tend to colour everything I see. To awaken my consciouness to the nature of all these things enables the curtain to be lifted and for me to see more clearly. Life has much to do with the filters through which we see it.

Reflection

As evening falls and the day slowly ends, I often find myself reflecting on the events of the day. I mine these events for their gold, and also for their impurities. Contemplating in this way tends to prevent me from unconsciously skipping through my day.

Yellow

Someone shared seeing the colour yellow in a way he had never experienced yellow before. I had a dream sometime ago where I saw the colour blue in a way I had never seen blue before. I wonder if there’s a reality beyond us, the beauty of which we can only catch brief glimpses of?