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the Art of Surrender

Instead of the word Surrender, I could use Acceptance – they are inter-changeable in this instance. However it amuses me to use the word Surrender, because the very word used to bring up so much resistance within me. It was one of the Life… Continue Reading “the Art of Surrender”

Know Yourself

I guess you could say that at the age of forty, when life as I knew it feel apart, I experienced a deep existential crisis. Possibly one of the greatest gifts Life could have sent me at the time. It didn’t feel that way… Continue Reading “Know Yourself”

Love yourself

I spent 4 days in hospital recently as a result of the physical symptoms I was experiencing (my first nights in hospital in 13 years of living with cancer – not bad going!). A CT scan (it was 16 months since my last), showed… Continue Reading “Love yourself”

bias and belief

I had this astounding moment of clarity today where I could see that human beings, with very few exceptions, are primarily self absorbed and self-interested. Myself, most definitely included. This is not a condemnation – it is simply a fact. It is the way… Continue Reading “bias and belief”

Being open

What does this mean? To be open? I have been reading Michael A Singer’s book “The Untethered Soul’. I have been reading this book sporadically for many months. My sister recommended it to me months ago and I bought it, but it is taking… Continue Reading “Being open”

I heard the owl call my name

I heard the owl call my name is the title of an exquisite, very short book by Margaret Craven. It is the story of a young priest who doesn’t have long to live and is sent to minister in an Indian Village in British… Continue Reading “I heard the owl call my name”

A call to arms

“They only deserve freedom, who are prepared to fight for it”. I read these words over 25 years ago on a war memorial, and had forgotten them until today. This blog began as a platform for me to share my experience with cancer, morphed… Continue Reading “A call to arms”

The Little Things

I have been spending a lot of time out on my bike, photographing nature while the Covid-19 drama plays out on the global stage, and in a moment of clarity this week, I understood the value of the Little Things in living a happy… Continue Reading “The Little Things”

Finding clarity

I have been spending a lot of time recently in contemplation of Life. My life in particular. Viktor Frankl wrote a book called “Mans Search for Meaning”. Viktor was a prominent Viennese psychiatrist before WW2 who spent time in Aushchwitz where he was able… Continue Reading “Finding clarity”

Healed by Cancer

(First, I just want to say, I love this photo. A magpie, knock-kneed, disheveled, feathers awry, completely oblivious to its appearance, just going about its business. There is a lesson in that for me.) “Healed By Cancer” is the title of a book by… Continue Reading “Healed by Cancer”