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Let peace be upon us…

“May your prayer of listening deepen enough
to hear in the depths the laughter of god.”
― John O’Donohue, To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings

Be the spirit of love
be the calm in the storm
Feel the transfiguration
Let kindness be the norm.
Gather your faith
With all humanity
Let peace be upon us
For we have the capacity…
Blessed are the meek
Inheritors of the earth
Sink into the substance of God’s everlasting mirth..


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In pursuit of Contentment

“You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?”
― Jalaluddin Rumi

earth chorus

Bask in resplendent sunsets,
hearken to dulcet birds.
Bathe in placid reservoirs,
be cognizant of your words.

Slumber in verdant meadows,
pick wild flowers in the sun.
Frolic in enchanted forests,
with Earth’s chorus become one.

Show concern for the homeless,
share a wholesome meal.
Spend time with the lonely,
till life regains appeal.

Count every blessing,
even the tiniest things.
Occupy each moment,
put some gusto in your wings.

Skip like delighted children,
let the wind blow through your hair.
Be dazzled by the elements,
indulge in nourishing fare.

Let go of all life’s clutter,
pirouette in the rain.
Sing like there’s no tomorrow,
love more that you can contain.

Stop to smell the roses,
always being kind.
Drink of simple pleasures,
imbibe peace of mind.


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The dance of Light and Dark

“It is only where the light and shadow meet, we can see the beauty of both the light and the shadow!”
― Mehmet Murat ildan

the dance of Light and Dark

I found a place where Dark and Light,
exchange compliments.
Exposed; they’d fled from the maladies
of discontent.
And in the dark,
Light will say
“I’ll shine your darkened fears away!”
And Dark’s kindness
shrouds the light,
so souls can rest
and regain sight.
Then when at last darkness ends,
Light awakes
and Dark transcends.
They are conjoined in harmony,
where there is found no acrimony.
In symbiosis,
they extol each other,
their breath entwines like formless lovers.
Their dance makes the stars
to shine,
and bodes the winds
to realign.
Because Light knows the
need for rest
and in the dark, deep roots
Without the light, Dark can’t expose
the flaws hidden
in deep repose.
And without the dark,
Light cannot grow
and find its ease
in the ebb and flow..


Posted in Mindfulness, Monday

Messages of peace


There is a light
I can’t always see,
there is a faith
that makes me believe.
The stars in the sky
are unrestrained,
heartfelt devotions
being exclaimed.

Inside my soul
there is a space,
wrapped in my dreams
a warm embrace.
Mysterious sparks
explode in the night,
a veil of love
restoring my sight

Alone in the dark
and thereabouts,
I pray for strength
to banish the doubts.
Celestial beings
on silent wings,
messages of peace
in heavenly things.



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The river of Life

“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

river 4
The river of life flows abundantly,
dazzling my eyes.
Cascading through my interior,
springs in me arise.
I touch the surface perceptively,
and see my reflection in You.
The transparent shades of majesty,
an irresistible hue.
Streams of living water permeates,
the confluences of my mind.
I let go of all obsessing
and in grace I become enshrined.
As I plunge into sacred moments,
I’m immersed in love’s allure.
Allowing the  river to take me
so that fear becomes obscure.
It fills my empty spaces,
there is no beginning and no end.
A mysterious force of nature,
allowing me to transcend.


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Mindfulness Monday

“It does not matter how long you are spending on the earth, how much money you have gathered or how much attention you have received. It is the amount of positive vibration you have radiated in life that matters,”
Amit Ray, Meditation: Insights and Inspirations

monday meditationWaking on the wrong side of the bed,
declined by despair.
Living life in the fold of love,
on a wing and a prayer.
Counting every blessing
as dust falls from somber eyes.
Equanimity grows louder
leaden mood vaporized
Reaching out to the moment
and letting tranquility flow.
Shadows get subjugated,
I’m lit up by an inner glow.
Each waking moment on this planet
has severity of its own.
Looking around at transformed Earthlings,
I realize I’m not alone.

Posted in Monday, Where I live.

Magical Monday

On Mondays they serve sushi for half the usual price at one of my favourite restaurants. It is on the Knysna Waterfront not very far from where we live.

It’s my birthday today, so I had a good excuse to indulge myself in some delicious Tempura prawns and salmon roses.

The weather was superb and the ambiance even better. There were lots of visitors enjoying the holiday vibe.

This is the entrance to the Waterfront…


You can see how far away Tokyo is…


The restaurants were buzzing with activity…


This is the little drawbridge…


It was a lovely day for a sail…


and the flowers were blooming everywhere..


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Mellow Monday


Bitterness shifts
when I gaze
upon sunflowers.
Great Artists come to mind
amid the yellow profusion.

There’s no room for disdain,
in the presence of
such glory!
Discord is expunged,
when butterflies
gather to worship.

The problems of the world
in a gathering
of cheerful daisies.
The bees don’t seem to notice
the dissonance
of society.

I turned off the news
last night,
and listened to the singing
I heard the chorus of amphibians
breaking through
the darkness.

Can I make my abode in nature,
where disorder
has no meaning?
Where each particle that falls
holds a sacred purpose!

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Monday Meditation


“Don’t let a mad world tell you that success is anything other than a successful present moment.”
Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose

Did I forget meditation
when madness
moved too fast?
Has frenzy trapped
my senses!

I won’t listen
to that mocking voice
inside my head.
It speaks without hesitation,
the automatic voice,
that disturbs quietness!

There is beauty in silence.
I find it in the portions
of the inner mind
where peace exists!

The harmony of my consciousness
can be reached.
It dwells in the present moment!

I can no longer
take on despair.
My being is unwilling to accept it,
the weariness
has become apparent.
I won’t hold its toxic form!

Survival is in plain sight.
The regret of yesterday
is confined,
the fear of tomorrow
is only in my imagination.

I will serve stillness
and gaze upon
its attractiveness.
I will become fully acquainted
with restfulness.

I’m running through the fields
of forgiveness.
I’m putting my hope
in contentment.
I’m imbibing the kindness
that costs nothing!

Let me stop and smell
vibrant flowers
and observe that
gigantic moon!
The birdsong is my melody
and the trees
my mentors!

I feel my ego fading
with tranquility
in attendance.

The sun can have
its glory back
as the silence speaks!