Body beautiful

“Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude to the whole cosmos — the trees, the clouds, everything.”  I love this quote from Thich Nhat Hanh.  It helps me to realise that, whilst the physical form may be superficial and fleeting, it is still precious.  A flower dies within days of blooming, but don’t…

Wise words

Let me preface this by saying that I am in love with words.  I love literature, I enjoy a good chat or discussion and I am a bit obsessed with language in general–names, etymology and learning new words or phrases I hadn’t come across before. However, taking part in an introductory silent retreat this past…

The bottom of the river

The journey is not about becoming perfect. As Dr. Brene Brown says, perfectionism is just a shield–a desire to be so faultless that we are above judgement.  It is unrealistic and unattainable.  There will always be mess.  There will always be judgement, no matter what you do. The journey is about realising that you are…