Dear human…

Dear human who I share this planet with, I want you to know that my shining heart is reaching out to you. Some mornings past hurts and pains still fog up its brightness, But if I react to you from the fog, know I am aware that it is my reaction that triggers me, Not…

Timing

When to flow? When to pause? When to sit still and listen? Scriptures talk about dharma and cause, but sometimes it’s not that obvious. When to act? When to rebel? When to observe and go inwards? Monks meditate whilst activists shout, Which way best serves the world, no-one seems to know without a doubt. When…

Forgiveness

Today I forgive you… because my soul deserves peace.

100 years

Some people live 100 years. Some people live one year 100 times. Which one are you?

A Buddhist story of letting go

As we find our way into another year it is a good time to reflect on what is really worth taking with us into the next loop around the sun – and all those many things, ideas, prejudices, old stories, unhelpful patterns and inner deamons that could be better left behind. The other day I…

Sometimes you have to lose yourself…

Sometimes… You have to lose yourself to find yourself again. You have to let him go, to fall in love all over again. You have to say your goodbyes, to experience the tender love and hopeful freshness of hugs when you embrace them again. Sometimes… You have to lose yourself in nothingness to redefine who…

Belonging

This poetry flew after a conversation with a dear yogi friend on cultural appropriation… … Humming like a bee. Breathing like Darth Vader. Yogi – am I allowed to be? Or just a cultural invader? Dancing like a star. Solid as a rock. My heart like diamonds afar, where to go, how to take stock?…

Cocoon, no Rush

I’ve been watching our silkworms real closely lately. One day they crawl into a corner to spit out silk and make their cocoon that way. They’ll never eat again. They’ll never poo again. They’ll lie still in metamorphosis for a while and when it’s time to come out as a transformed moth, they mate, lay…