Rant

I recently read a book by Dr Philip Maffetone: “The Endurance Handbook”. It is a marvellous book. Whether you consider yourself an endurance athlete or not, I recommend it. If you have a body and you are alive, you are enrolled on the greatest endurance event there is. It is called life and life can…

Blissful surrender

We can try to make sense of our own path in life from many different perspectives. We are complex beings who live complex lives interwoven with each other’s and the other life forms all around us. Who can understand or make sense of it all? I think it is a worthwhile pursuit for each and…

Surrender

Learning to let go can take a lifetime, maybe more. Learning to flow with life and it’s rhythms can take a lifetime, maybe more. Learning to make magic out of what can so easily become mundane can take years. Life is difficult and marvellous, full of frustration and paradoxes. There are also moments of bliss…

Unicorns and all such things

Shame will snuff out the sparkle and let the magic of miracle making energy disappear replacing the possibility of love with fear So watch out and wash out the things that bring shame the thoughts and the judgements the long held beliefs that ask you ‘”what is wrong with you?” and tells you “well, you’ve only…

Disillusion

I’ve been here silent all these years emotions and thoughts imprisoned in fear locked up with keys of guilt and shame so my heart was grey with grief so much to say to share no voice no confidence So I mostly existed disconnected dull defeated but refused to be blinded to the divinity that dwells…

I am an island. I am a new beginning.

I am a dark night sky full of mystery and sparkle I am a cloud crying tears that soak the earth I am a mountain stream carrying a future carrying dreams I am an ocean vast holding pain and sorrow and hope for tomorrow I am a tree silent, immovable yet I whisper and sway…

Conquest

god should have made girls lethal when he made monsters of men – Elisabeth Hewer Conquest. Let’s talk about conquest Yes, let’s hold an inquest to try and work out why love is so scarce and sex so messed up It’s like some friendship evangelism with friendly interest to make a convert to the illusory…

Misunderstood

As I mentioned in my last post, writing is a sort of healing and discovery process for me. What I write does not relate to any specific person or situation. More often than not, it is an attempt to express the feeling or meaning of many experiences and observations. We all experience life through different…

Unravelled

For me, writing is a form of healing. It is a way of figuring things out, of trying to capture the feeling of something that is hard to explain. What I write does not necessarily relate to specific events or people, but rather to patterns of life, discoveries and explorations of feeling and meaning. For…

Keep moving forward

Recently I ran my third marathon. It was the inaugural ABP Newport Wales Marathon on 29 April 2018. Running has been an integral part of my process in discovering my own inner compass. So much of my life I have tried to find the right set of rules to live by and got tangled up,…