Comforting Thought: Valueable things in life are shy

Please know that the truest most valuable things in life don’t come with fireworks. They are shy. They come wrapped in breezes, warm and cold. They can be tasted, felt, seen and touched. They are stealthy. Remember to stay alert. Ordinary Beauty: Meaningful Moments in Everyday Life by Mary McEvoy

Comforting Thought: The mind is a mosaic

Modern neuroscience has confirmed this notion of the mind as a kind of society. We all have parts. Right now a part of me feels like taking a nap. Another part wants to keep writing. How well we get along with ourselves depends largely upon our internal leadership skills. How well we listen to ourContinue reading “Comforting Thought: The mind is a mosaic”

Comforting Thought: My head is the lap of infinity

Be small. Be nothing. Stop stirring. Be as small as a petal on a daisy, humming bird tiny. Be nothing as space is nothing, as air is nothing. Stop striving and fall back into the arms of the universe. This is how I have learned to rest. My head is the lap of infinity. OrdinaryContinue reading “Comforting Thought: My head is the lap of infinity”

Comforting Thought: the sacred lives in the soft fur of a cat

When life is pulling you under, and you need to love something. I suggest you find a cat. If you are sensible enough to like cats. Place the cat before you and stroke it from the roundness of its head across its satiny back, right to the end of its sinuous tail. Repeat this processContinue reading “Comforting Thought: the sacred lives in the soft fur of a cat”

Comforting Thought: Carl Jung believes introverts do the world a disservice

Carl Jung knew about the prejudice of Western culture against the introverted. He could tolerate it when it came from the extroverted. But he felt that the introverted who undervalue themselves are truly doing the world a disservice. [Introverts] are living evidence that this rich and varied world with all of its overflowing and intoxicatingContinue reading “Comforting Thought: Carl Jung believes introverts do the world a disservice”

Comforting Thought: there is joy to be found in being really bad at something

Here’s a great quote from the inspiring, wise and enriching book by Mary McEvoy ‘Ordinary Beauty’. Revel in your mediocrity at doing certain things! There is a joy to be had at being really bad at something. I love to draw and paint. I am a terrible artist. I made one mistake however. In anContinue reading “Comforting Thought: there is joy to be found in being really bad at something”

Comforting Thought: The mirror is trying to mirror and become aware of itself

Why is it that we in the modern West seem to know so much about the Cosmos but very little about consciousness? I think the answer is simple. The material cosmos is studied as a collection of observed objects “out there.” These objects in space are measured, and their behaviour can often be controlled andContinue reading “Comforting Thought: The mirror is trying to mirror and become aware of itself”

Comforting Thought: A changing clothesline

Taken from a short and sweet book of insights about life, love and loss by Mary McEvoy… As life goes on, the clothesline diminishes again, families part, spouses leave or die. The clothesline now displays a gender specific wardrobe of perhaps an adventurous widow, or an ordered man on his own in neat contentment. IContinue reading “Comforting Thought: A changing clothesline”

Comforting Thought: Trust begins when someone dares to go against the flow

Like hatred, trust can be contagious… What if negative ideas around human nature are actually a form of pluralistic ignorance? Could our fear that most people are out to maximise their own gain be borne of the assumption that that’s what other’s think? And then we adopt a more cynical view, when, deep down mostContinue reading “Comforting Thought: Trust begins when someone dares to go against the flow”

Ancient Word of the Day: Lavender

If you think that humble fragrance of lavender is only loved by aromatherapists and older ladies with a penchant for scented drawer sachets – think again. Lavender was officially the scent of elicit medieval sex, according to History of Sex author Kate Lister! Unlike exotic and expensive perfumes, lavender grows wild and plentifully all overContinue reading “Ancient Word of the Day: Lavender”