Snowflakes

Souls are like snowflakes Pure and untouched Drifting in the wind Angels falling to earth Like snowflakes there are many Each beautiful and unique Each following their own path In the winds of life Sometimes two souls meet Cling together for a while Before the wind of life Spins then apart again Sometimes they meet […]

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Growth is a painful process

There is a reason shit happens to us or to our loved ones. I have no idea what it is and I would much rather it did not. But out of the pain comes growth. Creativity. Re-birth. Wisdom. Peace. Until the next pile hits the fan when the cycle begins again. Maybe the Buddhists are […]

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A sunny winters day

A little while ago at the end of February, I was standing at my back door looking out at my garden and looking forward to summer. Unusually for February in Scotland, it was warm and sunny. Very warm and sunny. So warm and sunny that I later picked my son up from school in sunglasses […]

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Darkness and Light

Life is all about balance. We can, to some extent, learn to balance our needs and responsibilities, other peoples priorities and our own, being healthy with allowing ourselves some treats. But there is a higher level of balance in our lives that we cannot alway control. Things just happen. Some bad, some good. A universal […]

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Resentment

I’ve recently come to realise exactly how tricky an emotion resentment is. It starts small. An irritation at a real or inferred promise not kept. A perceived unfairness where someone gets something that you do not. Over time it gathers more ‘stuff’to itself, a slight here, a small or large problem there. It grows, below […]

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Revealing your values

Ok, time for something a bit more practical. Comparing values to continental plates and the force of gravity in some of my previous blogs may have been verging on poetic, and hopefully set the context of how important they are, but how do you actually identify and use them? Values are essentially things that are […]

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The River

I like to go for walks along our local river when I can. Although the main path is popular with dog walkers and cyclists, there are muddy tracks that you can take down through the trees to the water. It’s a different world, peaceful, nature’s place. On one of my visits it struck me that […]

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Figuring out your purpose

I’ll be up front with you. I’ve not managed this yet. I keep thinking that there must be some grand purpose, some great dream, that should appear to me or pop into my head fully fledged. One that I can get behind and devote the rest of my life to. I have an assumption in […]

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A sense of direction

It is generally a good idea to have in mind where you want to end up in life. However, does it really matter what path you follow to get there? Does it really have to be all ‘focus’ and ‘purpose’ and ‘5 year plans’? Or can we take our time and a few pleasant detours […]

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