Recipe for Joy in Life’s Berry Patch

A somewhat satirical extended metaphor Some of the sweetest berries grow among the sharpest thorns. – Gaelic Proverb Life is like a berry patch The thick brambles of challenges Can seem like impenetrable obstacles Though the passage requires effort Take mindful steps Discover the way forward Prickly sorrowful thorns abound While wounds of disappointment And …

Eternity in an Hour

To see a world in a grain of sand / And a heaven in a wild flower/ Hold infinity in the palm of your hand / And eternity in an hour. – William Blake We live within multiple worlds ever day. Our dreams, hopes, ambitions all influence our inner worlds to some extent. But there …

A Beginning: Happy New Year

For last year’s words belong to last year’s language; / And next year’s words await another voice; / And to make an end is to make a beginning. – TS Eliot The new decade is sprouting around the world, following the slowly rolling arc of midnight. The year ends hour by hour, as the sparkling …

Shine from Within

Nothing can dim the light that shines from within. Maya Angelou Never let degrading words pierce your deep inner self. There are endless numbers of people who try to snatch joy from those around them. Some people can not be satisfied with what they have, and so they look for someone to harm or injure. …

Being Grateful for Your Life

Each morning I feel grateful to be alive. Every day I reflect on the grandeur of the earth. This morning the winds sweep in from the ocean and toss the autumn leaves about the little forest in front of me. From the distance the wondrous roar of the ocean drifts in the air. I feel …

FOMO Fear of Missing Out

The modern world is filled to the brim with distractions. During our daily life we encounter a myriad of choices. The social media enabled lifestyle pulses with ambivalent anxiety. There must be something missing in my life people tell themselves. It is called the Fear Of Missing Out syndrome. So many people frantically seek to …