Live in Joy, Peace and Love

Compassion without attachment is possible. Therefore, we need to clarify the distinctions between compassion and attachment. True compassion is not just an emotional response but a firm commitment founded on reason. Therefore, a truly compassionate attitude towards others does not change even if they behave negatively. Genuine compassion is based not on our own projections…

Friends come and friends go

A friend can be someone with whom you are so close with that you share a bond, a bond you may expect to last lifetime.  Friends can be trusted to speak the truth. With friends you can be your authentic, vulnerable self. But what if that if the bond of intimacy no longer exists? What…

Allow Love

I have always  loved music and have always loved the sound of wooden flutes.  Once long ago I discovered a recorder in a second hand shop and a little booklet explaining how to use it.  I tooted on that recorder whenever everyone else was out of the house and I day dreamed and  dreamed about…

Joy, Love and Peace

The days of  making homemade Christmas cards and writing Christmas letters on store bought cards to send them off to others by mail are fast disappearing. Statistics are showing that, even more so than other years, Christmas greetings 2010 are increasingly being sent via ecards due to convenience and the instantaneous communication that internet provides.…

Childlike wonder and wisdom

Some artists spend their careers trying to recapture the sense of wonder and imagination they had as children.  I was reminded of that this summer while I sketched and watched my friends kids create artwork from flotsam and jetsam on the beach.  Their sand drawings,  sand castles,  driftwood forts, glass and shell and mobiles, and…

Love is a Rose

It was an overcast, cool and breezy morning when Mr T took me out walking today. I have been trying to further the time and distance I established in my spring conditioning program but I’m not making much progress.  I haven’t been sleeping well.  I’m experiencing severe joint pain, and spasms in my legs that…

First date advice

There are many reasons why two people connect. Try to follow these tried-and-tested rules to make sure your next first date leads to a second one. As important as what to say on a first date, is what not to say.