Morning Gratitude

Morning Gratitude

Awakening into warmth and quiet stillness
I wander through the soft dawn
Then rest within our loving presence

Your Shining Vulnerability

Your Shining Vulnerability

Last month I attended a wonderful seven day iRest Yoga Nidra retreat in Melbourne with Anne Douglas and Fuyuko Toyota. They are such wonderful teachers indeed – a beautiful experience. About half way through there was rich discussion on being vulnerable …

I breathe In

This wonderful poem by Anne Powell was recently shown to me by a lovely Yoga student. Feels good to share it. Enjoy! I breathe inI am landI breath outI am listening I breathe inI am riverI breath outI am flowing I breathe inI am kauriI breath outI am strong I breathe...

The Heart Moving

Scratch your left ear with your right foot by all meansBut show me how your heart movesStand on your head til the cows come homeOr show me a thousand different points of viewFlip flop and drop backAnother 108 sun salutes just like that,But I’d rather know if you...

The Blessings of John O’Donohue

Over the last few months I have very much been enjoying the writings and poetry of John O’Donohue. A writer of unique power to me (and many others), John captured a great sense of wonder of the natural world and a deep wisdom and kindness born from a life of...

Live The Questions Now, by Rainer Maria Rilke

Have patience with everything unresolved in your heartand try to love the questions themselves …Don’t search for the answers,which could not be given to you now,because you would not be able to live them.And the point is, to live everything.Live the questions...

For A New Beginning, by John O’Donohue

Then the delight, when your courage kindled,And out you stepped onto new ground,Your eyes young again with energy and dream,A path of plenitude opening before you. Though your destination is not yet clearYou can trust the promise of this opening;Unfurl yourself into...

For Courage, from John O’Donohue

”…Close your eyes.Gather all the kindlingAbout your heartTo create one spark.That is all you needTo nourish the flame…A new confidence will come aliveTo urge you toward higher...

Love After Love by Derek Walcott

The time will comewhen, with elationyou will greet yourself arrivingat your own door, in your own mirrorand each will smile at the other’s welcome, and say, sit here. Eat.You will love again the stranger who was your self.Give wine. Give bread. Give back your...

Yoga Poem From A Student

Thought I’d share this lovely poem which Penny Holmes, a yoga student, wrote for me – I was really touched. Thanks Penny! I get so excited. Things will be different. He folded the blanket in a way that the spine lay in steps of release. The art of knowing...

On Gratitude For Another Year

It’s the end of another year – seems like the older we get the quicker time moves! It’s been a big year for us with the birth of our beautiful baby girl Tula. She has come with many teachings for us, learning patience, endless kindness, being with...

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