Blackbird Has Spoken

This morning was heralded by Blackbird; the song was beautiful, rich and vibrant and it made today a glorious day. Even before the day truly began, blackbird brought beauty and joy to the moment. How often do we truly stop and connect to the beauty all around and within us on a regular basis? How often do we pause and wonder at the magnificence of nature and the universe? Life is one of those things that keeps happening, there are always things to do, places to go and people to meet, and yet, if we become too locked up in

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Raging At The Moon

Not the Moon’s fault, of course, but all of this pent up emotion has to go somewhere! The whirlwind of emotions that seem to be encircling and consuming each of us at the current time feels overwhelming; suffocating almost. Some days, the intensity is so profound that we can feel bereft one moment and euphoric the next, and living with such extremes can make life feel exhausting. To complicate matters further, much of the emotion we are experiencing comes from the collective: humanity, animals, plants, trees, the Earth, the Universe. Of course, plenty of it is our own, but when

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The Sound of Silence

Twenty-first century life is frenetic, chaotic and full of hustle and bustle. It can be so hard to find truly ‘quiet moments’ without the mobile (cell) phone buzzing, an email pinging into the inbox, things to buy, people to meet, work to do, life to live and jobs to complete! It is all too easy to become caught up in the cycle of busy-ness that seems to encapsulate living in the modern world. Once caught up, we can become prisoners of our own making, for we just have to keep on keeping on, so we can keep on keeping on!

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